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UN WFP Jobs - Programme Assistant - PHLE at World Food Programme

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Head of Agricultural Market Support Unit (AMA)
Position Grade: SC 6
Reference Number: 16-0021097

About Us:
The 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 Assistant - PHLE will mainly be responsible for the World Food Programme (WFP) training component of the unit

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will devise work plans and strategies for staff and 8 implementing partners to train 60,000 smallholder farmers in improved post-harvest handling and storage methods to avoid crop losses, improve food security, and increase income
  • Prepare farmer training manuals and materials, facilitator guides, and evaluation forms; assess training of trainer and farmer capacity development workshops in the field
  • Render support in quality assurance of post-harvest storage equipment, with particular focus on ensuring that demonstration equipment is in ‘new’ condition
  • Supervise field staff performance, setting standards for both advance work plans and weekly / monthly reporting
  • Ensure training targets and timelines are met
  • Provide information for regular reports to donors
  • Work closely with potential NGO and private sector partners to upscale within Uganda, and to explore opportunities to pilot new training/cost recovery models 
  • Represent WFP’s Zero Food Loss Initiative to partners and government and private sector donors at international symposia and fora, including the Committee on World Food Security
  • Design and update knowledge and guidance modules for international replication of project and providing field support to other WFP countries
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Head of Agricultural Market Support Unit (AMA).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicants for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant – PHLE job placement should hold a University degree in any of the following fields, Agriculture, Development Studies, Food Science and Social Sciences or other related field from a recognized institution;
  • A minimum of five years of relevant working experience in a related field gained from reputable organizations;
  • Previous exposure and experience in project management & administration skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise at a senior level with donors and Government officialsand also develop detailed concept notes and reporting documents for donors;
  • Proven ability to collate and circulate selected project material for effective project marketing;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of project planning and implementation matrices plus verbal and written presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple, concurrent stages within a project (training, farming equipment procurement, production and delivery, M&E)
  • Possess ability to effectively engage various groups of internal (procurement) and external partners (NGOs, private sector distribution partners) to implement agreed strategies/ achieve set objectives;
  • Demonstrated ability to hold implementation managers accountable/field staff to agreed performance

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme to submit their applications online, Click Here

Step 1: Register and create your online CV
Step 2: Click on “Description” to read the position requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

NB: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline: 12th May 2016

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