24 October 2016

United Nations UN Programme Associate Jobs - World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Programme Associate   
Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme Policy Officer
Position Grade: G6
Reference Number: 16-0022530

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  will support the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in the implementation of its operations.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Maintain records on programme activities, from formulation stage through completion, by extracting relevant information from reports, project committees, budget records and other documentation; make information available for country briefs, country profiles and other related purposes; ensure project cycle deadlines are met;
·         Carry out advocacy and information related tasks for project/programme activities such as making interventions and presentations in meetings, workshops, seminars, missions etc ;
·         Prepare status and progress reports by providing information and background material for use in discussions and briefing sessions;
·         Organize project planning missions, meetings and briefing sessions to identify and analyse problems and recommended project;
·         Assess project performance including utilization of resources and achievement of planned targets;
·         Evaluate, develop, and recommend procedures. Participates in discussions on new/revised procedures and practices, interprets and assesses the impact of changes and makes recommendations on follow up actions;
·         Provide leadership, guidance, support supervision and management to Field Office (FO) Monitoring  Assistants (MAs).;
·         Ensure proper supervision and management of MAs through closely discussing and moderating their leave schedules, providing programme implementation support and ensuring availability of adequate staff and resources;
·         Closely manage the performance of MAs and identify development needs and derive feasible way forward;
·         Act as alternate to HOFO by providing managerial, administrative, financial and human resource management support at the Field Office;
·         Assist the HOFO in planning and implementing Field Office periodic work plans and budgets.
·         Actively participate in planning and organizing periodic programme reviews in collaboration with HOFO, other staff and partners and document/share the outcome of the reviews;
·         Coordinate and ensure the drafting of weekly, monthly and quarterly work plans and budgets in collaboration with all staff and according to the FO and CO annual work plan;
·         Work in close collaboration with MAs and logistics staff at the FO, prepare all food and NFIs call forwards for approval and submission to CO;
·         Work in liaison with Logistics staff and partners, verify partners’ food and non-food item requests and invoices prior to HOFO’s approval;
·         Support and facilitate joint programme/logistics periodic stock taking and reconciliation exercises and implement appropriate recommendations;
·         Work in close collaboration with Administration, Finance and Programme staff; ensure timely and accurate preparation of weekly, monthly and ad hoc reports, FO briefs and other write ups as per programme guidelines and formats;
·         Actively participate in preparing, reviewing and clearing monthly food security monitoring reports and market information, data collection tools and reports;
·         Ensure MAs, collect data, prepare and submit mission / other reports and that recommendations are followed up;
·         Ensure an accurate and up to date database of FO activities, beneficiaries and resources and are readily accessible to all users;
·         Work in close consultation with the HOFO, backstop/participate in district level joint activities, CPs, NGOs and other UN agencies’ events/activities;
·         Coordinate/facilitate/participate in assessments conducted;
·         Perform any other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicants for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate  job placement 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;
·         A minimum of five years’ experience in a related field gained from reputable organizations;
·         Prior experience in project planning and management, communication and advocacy;
·         Previous experience working in Karamoja is desirable;
·         Proficiency in both oral and written English is essential;
·         Computer literacy i.e. working knowledge and expertise in using MS Office applications;

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: 7th November 2016

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