Fresher UN Programme Assistant – Biometrics Team Leader Career Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Programme Assistant –
Biometrics Team Leader
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Head of Area
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
Assistant – Biometrics Team Leader will work in a core WFP biometrics project
team including: a Project Manager and a Field Roll-out Coordinator
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide
    support the field roll-out of the Biometrics project into the food
    collection procedures used by WFP and partners during distributions;.
  • Support
    the test go-live in the first refugee settlement and collect lessons
    learned to build on the SoPs and iterate in other settlements;
  • Support
    the joint WFP-UNHCR technical Working Group, calling meetings, drafting
    minutes and ensure follow-up of administration, finance, HR and
    procurement-related issues;
  • Support
    the establishment of an internal WFP technical working group made up of
    Communications, Supply chain, Programme, IT, Finance, Admin, HR, AME,
    calling meetings, drafting minutes and ensuring follow-up on agreed action
  • Support
    the area and field offices to establish similar coordination mechanisms at
    the field level.
  • Coordinate
    with relevant support units (IT, Procurement, Admin and Finance) to ensure
    equipment and services are procured, inventoried, and delivered to the
    field offices on time;
  • Prepare
    regular progress reports to the WFP-UNHCR technical working group, area
    and field offices, and senior management, RBN, HQ, donors, and other

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
    Assistant – Biometrics Team Leader job opportunity should hold a University
    degree in either Information Technology /Computer Science, electronic
    engineering or other relevant fields
  • At
    least two years of progressively responsible professional experience,
    Recent direct experience working with displaced populations (refugees or
    IDPs), and demonstrated efficiency and effectiveness in implementing new
  • Experience
    in facilitating communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM,
  • Experience
    contributing to the implementation of programmes.
  • Should
    have observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Strong
    project management experience is a must.
  • The
    candidate must have strong references indicating that s/he has excellent
    people skills and can lead a diverse, cross-cultural, multi-organizational
    team to successfully complete a complex and sensitive task.
  • Excellent
    (English) written and oral presentation skills are required.
  • High
    capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work
    with a high degree of independence in a team environment;
  • A
    willingness to travel to remote areas; ability to cope with situations
    which may threaten health or safety;
  • Flexibility
    in accepting work assignments outside normal desk description.
  • Language:
    Professional: Fluency (level C) in English language
Personal Competencies:
  • Programme
    Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
    Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under
    guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of
    programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer
    Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers):
    Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance
    programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities
    with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and
  • Knowledge
    of Specialized Areas:
    basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to food assistance
  • Emergency
    capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and
    realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic
    Policy Engagement w/Govt:
    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: 20th February 2018
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