UN Project Coordinator Job Placement -United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:  Project Coordinator

Organisation: 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 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.


The project coordinator will work in close collaboration with the recruited project staff under the head of Mbarara area office, with supervision from the head of Isingiro satellite office and cross-reporting to the overall  project manager, to ensure that the project is completed on time and within the set activity and budget scope.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In collaboration with existing partners, support the selection and linkage of women receiving WFP digital cash assistance with Village savings and loans association (VSLAs) and livelihoods organizations in Nakivale refugee settlement and follow them specifically on developed DFI and WEE indicators throughout the project.
  • In collaboration with the Financial Literacy Cooperating Partner, take lead in the selection of financial literacy trainees and provide field oversight for the Roll out the Financial literacy trainings (advanced course and extended foundational course) developed by the Uganda WFP and UNCDF Country offices for additional women, men, and selected teenage women groups and digital cash beneficiaries.
  • Support and oversee the roll out of the digital literacy course in Nakivale, working with contracted partners and ensure that the same is incorporated within systems put in place through the financial literacy course.
  • Scope for and recommend interested and/or active female retailers, VSLAs, and entrepreneurs to Financial service providers and Mobile network operators for vetting as potential digital merchants & bank/mobile money agents. Ensure that biometric Point of Sale devices, merchants’ terminals, and visibility materials are subsequently delivered in their shops to serve refugees in and around the settlements.
  • Scope for linkages and synergies to WFP’s BMGF work with national programmes with consideration for supporting national gender, resilience, and social protection plans where possible.
  • Support protection (mitigating risks of abuse of power), gender and disability inclusion in project activities with technical support from the protection partner and documenting findings and milestones achieved.
  • Investigate and document specific digital financial products that women are interested in and advocate for support at different forums.
  • Scope and map available financial and digital financial products that are available to refugees in Nakivale settlement and their product offerings and characteristics.
  • Support sensitization efforts for women to increase their use of digital financial products that are appropriate to their needs.
  • Organize and document FGDs with refugees and host population men and women to understand and come up with adequate measures to involve men in their spouse’s journey to digital financial inclusion and women economic empowerment.
  • Actively participate in the cash technical working groups in the settlement and organize virtual and/or physical forums with Financial service providers (FSPs), FSPs agents, merchants, fintechs, refugee users and stakeholders to find solutions to decrease the need for Cash in and Cash outs and increase the use of e-money in the settlement to stimulate the journey towards a cashless economy.
  • In liaison with the monitoring and evaluation team, develop a theory of change in line with the project outcomes.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) job placement must hold a bachelor’s degree in Development studies, Project Management, Business administration or any related field. Master’s degree is an added advantage.
  • At least 5 years’ professional experience of which 3 years should have been in a substantive role in supporting savings groups implementation, financial inclusion projects, digital finance, gender programming, and women economic empowerment among poor rural households.
  • Ability to collect and analyse programme output and outcome data and preparing various reports for management and stakeholders
  • Ability to work with rural communities, good communication and Interpersonal skills especially for dealing
  • with WFP partners; high sense of responsibility.
  • IT literate with proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power point and online collaborative working tools.
  • Proficiency in English language.
  • Experience facilitating training modules and focus group discussions using adult education/participatory methods.
  • Experience developing, managing, and implementing multi-party projects with defined objectives, deliverables, monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Experience working in cross functional and cross organizational reporting structures.
  • Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency, enthusiasm, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team effort.
  • A motivated and proactive individual who can work with minimal supervision, adhering to deadlines and used to meeting targets.


How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 15th July 2021


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