Programme Associate – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Duty – Kampala

Reports to: Head of Area Office

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 will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Offer 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.
Work closely 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.
Serve as the 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 UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate job opportunity should hold a University degree in any of the following fields, Agriculture, Food Science, Nutrition, Development Studies and Social Sciences or other related field from a recognized institution;
Previous experience working in technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
Experience in the implementation of programmes.
Should have observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Personal 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 candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.

Deadline: 20th February 2018

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