United Nations UN WFP Programme Associate (Assessment/Evaluation) Jobs – World Food Programme

Job Title:          Programme Associate
(Assessment/Evaluation)
Organization:  World
Food Program
Duty Station:   Kampala, Uganda
VA No.               107885
GRADE:               SC6
Reports to:       The Programme Policy Officer, Programme Partnership
Team or the designate.
About WFP:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest
humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help
the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide
to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most
vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food
they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the
lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an
emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average,
WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries
each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and
local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and
contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote
and fragile areas.
Job Summary:  The Programme Associate will  provide effective specialized support and
technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet
food assistance needs.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Coordinate capacity assessment process together
with the technical units and the Field/Area offices;
·        
Update corporate tools to fit the country,
project specifications and organizational structures.
·        
Coordinate the performance assessment process
for current partners during the FLA.
·        
Update corporate tools to fit the context of the
country, project specifications and organizational structures.
·        
Develop improvement plans for Cooperating
Partners (CPs) on identified areas of concerns.
·        
Support CPs and WFP staff to monitor and follow
up on the on the identified gaps;
·        
Together with the Field/Area Teams track
progress of agreed action points (performance improvement plans).
·        
Assist in the CP selection processes to develop
more collaborative and strategic relationships in line with Country Strategic
and WFP visions.
·        
Support the administrative processes for the
implementation of FLAs and/or MOUs in consultation with WFP and partners.





4Ps CORE
ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose
·        
Understand and communicate the Strategic
Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s
Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
·        
 Be a
force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s
work processes and productivity.
·        
 Make the
mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific
successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
·        
 Make our
mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit
contributes to the overall WFP mission.
People
·        
Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills:
Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or
on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
·        
 Create an
inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own
unit.
·        
 Be a coach
& provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior
colleagues with coaches within own team.
·        
 Create an
“I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and
develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Performance
·        
Encourage innovation & creative solutions:
Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more
innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
·        
 Focus on
getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure
outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
·        
 Make
commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on
expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to
the team.
·        
 Be
Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when
to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in
the field.
Partnership
·        
Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates
partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
·        
 Build
strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on
how to build relationships with external partners.
·        
 Be
politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports
the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in
fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
·        
 Be clear
about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and
prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of
internal and external partners.


Functional Capabilities
·        
Capability Name: Description of the behaviour
expected for the proficiency level
·        
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, and 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.



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal applicant must hold a University
degree from accredited University in International Studies, Economics, Politics
or any another other related field;
·        
At least four (4) years of progressive work
experience , with at least one year in partnerships management;
·        
Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under
minimum supervision;
·        
Strong written and analytical skills;
·        
Strong computing skills and knowledge of
Microsoft Applications
·        
Experience working with policy discussions
·        
Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation specific
to NGOs
Desired
Experiences for Entry into the Role
·        
 Has
worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
·        
 Has
contributed to implementation of programmes.
·        
 Has
observed or assisted with policy discussions.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries
are especially encouraged to apply
WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on
the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of
the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ),
International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP
External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other
similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities
over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that
service.
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:   17th November 2019 by
5:00 Pm
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