UN WFP Careers – Programme Associate – Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation (AME) at World Food Programme

Organization: UN World
Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Position Grade: G6
Reference Number: 150017973
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
Programme Associate – Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation (AME) will
support the UN World Food Programme (WFP) through ensuring periodic food
security, nutrition and market assessments; regular food security, nutrition
and market monitoring and analysis; designing and conducting baseline surveys
as well as impact evaluations.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Technically
    support the Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation unit in reviewing,
    harmonizing and standardizing the existing approaches to vulnerability
    analysis, early warning, food security and nutrition assessment and food
    aid targeting, including objectives, methodology, and geographic coverage
    and data collection methods;
  • Work
    closely with the national and international organizations with respect to
    periodic data acquisition, establishing sound relationship with different
    agencies for effective collaboration and common understanding of food
    security and nutrition analysis;
  • Compile
    nutrition survey reports and results and actively participate in the
    development of a WFP food security and nutrition database for Uganda and
    ensure their sustainability, continuing accuracy and accessibility to
    users within WFP Uganda;
  • Oversee
    as well as actively participate in regular and ad hoc food security and
    nutrition assessments, surveys and studies, including field work, data
    analysis and report preparation and dissemination;
  • Carry
    out causal analysis of food security, including linkages between food
    insecurity and malnutrition;
  • Conduct
    food security and vulnerability analysis that will enhance WFP programme
    decision making and drawing lessons;
  • Pro-actively
    contribute to the development and implementation of an effective sentinel
    site monitoring system for food security and nutrition indicators that
    will supplement information from other sources;
  • Render
    support in the development of data collection instruments (e.g.,
    questionnaires) to be used by field staff and counterparts to obtain
    monthly updates on relevant nutrition indicators;
  • Support
    the development of a training schedule and conduct training for staff and
    other relevant colleagues in nutrition assessment, analysis and reporting;
  • Provide
    evidence to programme sub units based on analyses of data available
    whenever required to guide programming
  • Support
    capacity building of partners in the planning, conducting Food Security
    and Nutrition Assessments as well as preparation of reports
  • Serve
    as a resource person for designing and implementing periodic rapid
    vulnerability and food needs assessments and the periodic food security
    and nutrition assessments;
  • Actively
    participate in and contribute to technical discussions on nutrition, food
    security, livelihood, and related forums;
  • Work
    in collaboration with other members of the AME Unit in order to complement
    each other and learn from one another;
  • Perform
    any additional tasks assigned by the Head of the AME Unit
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the World Food Programme Programme Associate –
    Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation vacancy should hold a university
    degree in development evaluation & management, agricultural economics,
    food security, nutrition or closely related field obtained from a
    recognised institution.
  • At
    least five years’ experience in a related field with at least 3 of
    professional experience in food security, nutrition, vulnerability and
    market analysis in Karamoja, Northern Uganda or refugee setting gained
    from reputable organizations;
  • Availability
    and willingness to travel as required to different areas of Uganda;
  • Ability
    to work in a team and under minimum supervision;
  • Demonstrate
    responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries;
  • Use
    judgement in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily
  • Strong
    statistical background that will facilitate the use of relatively complex
    and rigorous analytical methods, including principal components analysis,
    different sampling strategies, etc.;
  • Past
    exposure and experience in the use of ArcGIS and use of GPS;
  • Strong
    computer skills and knowledge and experience in using quantitative
    analysis techniques, interpretation and software, including SPSS and Stata
    among others.
  • Language: Strong English written and oral
    communication skills;
How to Apply: 
All candidates who desire to
join the United Nations World Food Programme to submit their applications
online, Click
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Deadline: 26th July 2015

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