Fresher UN Programme Associate (Field Offices) Job Opportunities - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:              Programme Associate (Field Offices)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Head of Field 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 (Field Offices) 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 UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate (Field Offices) job placement 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 with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • The applicant should have contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has 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: 4th April 2018

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