2 United Nations Programme Associate (Digital Support) Jobs – World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Policy Officer or Head of Field Office
Grade: SC6
About US:
The UN World Food
Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It
is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP
focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building
Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition &
Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets.
WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:  The Programme Associate (Digital Support) will
provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and
programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support DLG information management system assessment to enable
    readiness for benefits and social transfers;
  • Co-lead process analysis, design and re-engineering efforts in
    support of technology/digital implementation;
  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and
    implementation of various activities and processes within the specific
    area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and
    guidelines.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the
    specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security
    and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to
    stakeholders.
  • Liaise with DLGs and other partners to support effective
    collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project
    activities.
  • Act as focal point for resolution of a range of operational queries
    and problems within the digital programming area;
  • Interpret and apply WFP CSP plans and programmes as aligned to DLG
    plans and support the re-design and reengineering efforts in support of
    technology/digital implementation;
  • Support the Programme teams in the coordination and reconciliation
    of benefit transfer management and work across teams to recommend delivery
    systems;
  • Conduct due diligence on solutions design at area office, field
    office and DLG level to ensure proposals meet WFP requirements;
  • Support field teams and DLGs in the release of digital systems and
    provide early life support to prepare for and enable proper use of the
    digital solutions.
  • Resolve users queries independently, escalating if required, to
    ensure that standard IT questions are answered, and accurate information
    is provided
  • Support in the preparation of materials and the delivery of training
    on automated business processes to ensure efficient and effective use of
    IT Systems
  • Collect and collate programming data, conduct basic analysis to
    support the development of accurate reports
  • Maintain a high level of market, service provider and technological
    systems embodied within the DLGs
  • Prepare the submission of intern and external sitreps



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate (Digital Support) job placement should hold qualifications
    in IT or a Degree in Computer Science or an IT related field
  • A minimum of three years of operational experience in high volume
    accountability driven digital environment
  • At least one- year sound experience in developing digital solutions
    and;
  • Experience in working on innovative digital solutions to support the
    programme and other partners
  • Proven technical skills and experience
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.



Competencies:
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key
    variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and
    programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or
    re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement, under
    guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer
    modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality
    selection and implementation.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts
    and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development,
    implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government: Understands and applies basic
    principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or
    local level.
NB: Female
applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are
especially encouraged to apply
.
How to Apply:
All candidates who
desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit
their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 19th September 2019
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