UN Programme Associate (Partnership Management) Job Career – World Food Programme

Job Title:          Programme Associate (Partnership
Management)
Organization:  World
Food Programme 
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda
VA No.               107883
GRADE:               SC6
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 (Partnership
Management) is to  provide effective
specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities
that effectively meet food assistance needs.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Manage 
partnership Roster with key information of the cooperating partners
(prospective and Current );
·        
Maintain accurate records and regularly update
partnerships information including contact information (physical, emails, telephones)
and produce reports, statistical information and tables including contract
values from time to time;
·        
In consultation with the Head of the Unit, seek
technical support from UGA CO Compliance and Risks Management Officer and RBN
to ensure effective support and guidance ;
·        
Develop matrices and reports following
monitoring visits to share informative findings with both Management and the
Cooperating Partners (CPs);
·        
In collaboration with the Field/Area Offices
monitor and review financial and programme performance and compliance as agreed
in FLAs and provide  recommendations to
improve internal control systems;
·        
Carry out FLA midterm review meetings/workshops;
·        
Coordinate the vetting of the prospective
partners and their board members as required by the UN Security Council
resolutions
·        
Coordinate cooperating partners’ committee (CPC)
meetings with the relevant technical units and share with the committee
relevant documents



Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate must hold a University degree
in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies,
Education, Rural development or any other related field
·        
Experience in technical and strategic
cooperation frameworks;
·        
Experience in supporting the development of
proposals, applications or equivalent formal written communications;
·        
Experience in performing thorough desk-based
research with the ability to concisely summarise information and identify key
points;
·        
Experience in business processes and account
management;
·        
Skilled in using databases to record accurate
and up to date information and overall proven technical skills and experience;
·        
Highly organized and methodical, with strong
time management skills;
·        
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;
·        
Oral and Written Fluency in English



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.
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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