UN Programme Associate Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 

Job Title:    Programme Associate

Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:
Uganda

 

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 United 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:  

·       
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.

·       
Provide
specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to
ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets
following WFP’s policies and procedures.

·       
Within
the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data
analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status,
performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to
corporate standards and quality control.

·       
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 internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation
and monitoring of ongoing project activities.

·       
Coordinate
and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions
to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of
food assistance.

·       
Support
the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national
government within the specific technical area.

·       
Act as a
point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems
within a specific technical area of responsibility. 

·       
Oversee
and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and
guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and
deadlines.

·       
Follow
standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly
respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the
crisis.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) Programme Associate job vacancy must hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree
in Arts, Social Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Food Science and Technology,
Human Nutrition etc.

·       
At least
five years’ experience in implementing and managing Humanitarian Food Aid or
Development Programmes and Projects.

·       
At least
three years of working experience in Karamoja sub-region

·       
Experience
working with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.) is desired

·       
The
applicant should preferably have contributed to implementation of programmes.

·       
Experience
in observing and assisting 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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme
(WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 28th January 2021

 

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