UN Programme Associate (Social Protection and Resilience) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Gulu, Uganda
Grade: G6
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 (Social Protection
and Resilience) will provide effective specialized support and technical
analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food
assistance needs.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Participate in and carry-out, as needed, the development, appraisal
    and supervision of activities as illustrated in the project documents and
  • Support the provision of technical advice and policy guidance to
    government and community groups in consultation with the technical team in
    the Country Office and Area Office;
  • Support the day-to-day operational needs of the field office social
    protection programme;
  • Support the implementation of long-term cash transfers may to buffer
    beneficiaries from extreme climate shocks as well as nutrition and child
    sensitive interventions;
  • Support the application of payments system and social registries
    being used to make cash transfers.
  • Respond to local government and donor partners requests for action
    on project implementation issues and help to ensure timely and complete
    responses to those requests;
  • Participate and organize missions to provide technical inputs and
    guidance to counterparts, including improving the monitoring and
    evaluation of project activities;
  • Contribute to cross-sectoral work, collaborating with other
    initiatives in social protection and integrated programmes;
  • Work closely with other support services in matters of project
  • Carry out any other related technical assessments (including the
    preparation of analytical pieces and/or technical reports;
  • Organize, the research, learning and production of
    grassroots-community relevant communication materials;
  • Provides effective coordination and technical support to government
    counterparts and other partners;
  • Prepare the submission of Internal and External Sitreps;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate (Social Protection and Resilience)  job placement should hold a Degree in
    Economics, Social Science. Social Protection or related discipline, or
    relevant training in delivery systems;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant operational experience in the
    development field, preferably in a Safety Nets or Social Protection
    program design and implementation;
  • Experience in Social Protection delivery systems in Northern Uganda
    is desirable;
  • Proven technical skills and experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional
    relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors,
    civil society and other stakeholders
  • High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an
    ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment
  • Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and
    perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Oral and Written Fluency in English as well as one or more of the
    following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and

  • 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
  • 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: 12th September 2019
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