UN Project Coordinator – Digital Support – Nutrition Employment Placement – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Project Coordinator – Digital
Support – Nutrition
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Uganda
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 Project
Coordinator (PC) will play a pivotal role in ensuring a high level of
coordination, collaboration and joint implementation with WFP-UNICEF as well as
cooperating partners and the MoH to achieve effective implementation. The
position will require 70% field base to oversee project roll out with an
anticipated 30% travel to Kampala, to support CO coordination issues related
directly to the project. The Project Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for
the operational roll-out of the inception phase of the SCOPE-CODA
implementation pilot in the district of Moroto, Karamoja scheduled to be
launched on February 2018. The PC will oversee project inception, including operational
setup, day to day implementation and ensuring the project supports WFP Uganda
processes and procedures
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer
    technical support, to ensure the nutrition APP is functional. As required
    work with CO, RBN and HQ technical support to adjust the implementation
    plan as required to ensure effective roll out of the APP.
  • Provide
    regular programmatic updates, including the presentation of the captured
    data to relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide
    overall administrative and operational (day to day) support to the project
  • Develop
    and update project implementation and operational plans for execution of
    the pilot
  • Produce
    activity and progress report against the scheduled activities of the
  • Lead
    a project coordination task force of various stakeholders (MoH, District,
    UNICEF, AFI, CUAAM) for the smooth implementation of the project
  • Engage
    with all technical units of WFP for a coordinated, effective and smooth
    implementation of the project
  • Document
    lessons learned from the pilot to inform scale-up plans under the
    [long-term] KNP
  • Drawing
    on the SCOPE-CODA implementation and coordination experience, provide
    inputs to the beneficiary information assistance and management (BIAM)
    systems strategy for Karamojong
Key Result Areas:
  • Standard
    Operating procedures for SCOP CODA developed
  • Training
    Manuals and training plan for all staffs developed
  • Launch
    the SCOPE for Nutrition Project
  • Develop
    Coordination mechanism for the project

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The
    ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Project
    Coordinator – Digital Support – Nutrition job opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s
    Social Sciences, ICT, Development Studies, and any field in the humanities.
  • Possession
    of post graduate qualification in International relation, management is an
    added advantage.
  • At
    least three years’ experience in IT project / IT service delivery role.
  • Three
    years’ experience in a Team Leader / Project Coordination role.
  • Five
    years’ experience with digital solutions / innovations. Field based
    experience preferable.
  • Highly
    knowledgeable in SCOPE implementation, IT skills and coordination
    capabilities and skills of
    multi-sectoral dimension to the
  • Languages:  Fluent
    in both Written and Spoken English
Personal Competencies:
  • Programme
    Lifecycle & Food Assistance:
    Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national
    or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes
    that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance
  • Transfer
    Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher):
    • Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide
      oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different
      transfer modalities.
    • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
    • Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of
      WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design,
      implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency
    ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies
    and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context
    specific approaches
  • Strategic
    Policy Engagement w/ Government:
    Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g.,
    government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or
    subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security
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: 24th February 2018
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