UN WFP Jobs – Senior Programme Assistant at World Food Programme



Organization: UN World
Food Programme (WFP)
Duty
Station:
  Kampala, Uganda
Position
Grade:
G6
Reports
to:
Head of Sub Office
Vacancy
Announcement No:
  VA-08
-2015
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 namely: Emergency Humanitarian
Action (EHA); Food & Nutrition Security (FNS); and Agriculture & Market
Support (AMS). WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job
Summary:
 The United Nations WFP Senior
Programme Assistant will provide timely support to the sub office in
implementation of its operations in accordance with WFP regulations, objectives
and running work plans
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Ensures that programme and activities planned are
implemented according to the agreed work plan and Field level agreements (FLAs)
with partners;
·        
Ensures regular programme monitoring and timely
submission of reports to the Country Office through the head of sub office;
·        
Promotes partnership at all levels of programme
activities in the Sub Office;
·        
Evaluates the performance of Cooperating Partners
and advises the Head of sub office on the appropriate action;
·        
Compiles Sub Office reports and ensure data by FAM
is entered into relevant data bases in particular PRoMIS;
·        
Conducts regular reviews of the partners’
activities and performs field missions to monitor performance of the partners
and achievement of targets;
·        
Supervises and mentors the Food Aid Monitors
(FAM);
·        
Guides the head of sub office on operational
issues and challenges faced in the Sub Office and actions that need to be taken
at the sub office level;
·        
Undertakes operational planning for the Sub Office
plan of work; Liaises with logistics unit on the issuance of Food Release Notes
(FRN) of all activities and in a timely manner;
·        
Acts as a focal person for the generation of the
FRNs in liaison with the partners on the numbers and prevailing ration levels
for the different activities;
·        
Manage and supervise the work of Field Monitor Assistants
in the programme unit;
·        
Organize and manage weekly monitoring and
reporting of field activities for the FAM;
·        
Carry out FAMs performance and evaluation using
laid down procedures.
·        
Ensures timely review of partners’ reports and
accountabilities for approval by the head of sub office and submission to
country office;
·        
Ensures excellent interpersonal relations between
WFP, its CPs and other stakeholders;
·        
Ensures public awareness of WFP’s activities;
·        
Performs any other duties as assigned by the Head
of Office
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the World Food Programme
Senior Programme Assistant vacancy should hold a University degree in any of
the following fields, Agriculture, Food Science and Social Sciences or other
related field from a recognized institution. Possession of  Post graduate degree would be added
advantage;
·        
A minimum of five or more years of significantly
progressive working experience in a related field gained from reputable
organizations;
·        
Additional training in Management, project
planning and management and communication and advocacy.
·        
Proficiency in both oral and written English is
essential;
·        
Strong working knowledge and expertise in using MS
Office applications;
·        
All WFP applicants-should be mature persons with
sound judgement
·        
Possess the ability to extract, interpret, analyse
and format data and resolve operational problems whilst working with minimum
supervision
·        
Ability to supervise and train junior staff
·        
Ability to build and establish effective working
relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds
How
to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their
applications together with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates
under confidential cover quoting on the envelop the vacancy announcement number
and name of the applicant to:
The Human
Resources Officer,
UN World Food
Programme,
P.O. Box 7159
Kampala. Uganda
Hand
delivered applications should be dropped in a box at the reception of WFP
Offices at plot 17-19, Clement Hill Road.
Deadline:
12th June, 2015

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