United Nations UN Jobs – Programme Associate (Food Systems) – World Food Programme (WFP)

Associate (Food Systems)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, 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 (Food Systems) will
provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and
programme activities that effectively meet food systems goals.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Head of Food
Systems, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties on both AMS
and HGSF:
  • Participate in annual activity planning and review;
  • Contribute to programme design discussion and document writing;
  • Support in the synthesis of programme results and provide input into
  • Provide programme operational support e.g. procurement and
    partnership management
  • Focal Point for operational inquiries within the Head Office
    vis-a-vis field offices and partners;
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings and workshops;
  • Organize/participate in public events for WFP programmes;
  • Conduct quarterly activity monitoring field visits;
  • Contribute to the documentation of programme achievements and
    lessons learnt
  • Manage physical and electronic filing systems.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate (Food Systems) job placement should hold
    a  Bachelor’s degree in Social
    Sciences and development Studies or related disciplines;
  • At least three years relevant working experience obtained from
    reputable organisations;
  • Experience in humanitarian and development project implementation
  • Experience in monitoring of humanitarian and developemnt projects;
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

  • 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/GovernmentUnderstands 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: 28th November 2019
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