2 UN Programme Assistant Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Assistant (2 Job Positions)
Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Programme Policy Officer
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 will be responsible
for monitoring Food Assistance processes and activities in the General Food
Assistance modality to support the effective delivery of assistance in Rhino
Camp and Bidibidi refugee settlements. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts and other
    partners to plan operations, support effective collaboration, implementation
    and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
  • Monitor Food Assistance programme, Nutrition programme and
    Livelihood activities, verify the planned movements and distribution of
    non-food items, resolving routine issues and/or escalate them where
    appropriate, to ensure that the quantity distributed and the quality of
    the operation is in line with WFP standards;
  • Collect and summarise food assistance, Nutrition and Livelihood
    data, collaborating with cooperating partners where required, conduct analysis
    and prepare reports to support programme reviews and informative decision
  • Work closely with cooperating partners and internal counterparts to
    gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve
  • Suggest improvements to field monitoring processes and procedures
    for efficient implementation of the assistance programmes;
  • Arrange for regular meeting with community leaders and cooperating
    partners on commodity pipeline distribution arrangements, food
    entitlements and other relevant issues to support effective communication
    flow and efficient operations;
  • Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies,
    NGOs and government institutions;
  • Act as a Point of Contact for resolution of general operational
    queries requesting assistance where necessary;
  • Build team capacity and morale to accomplish the given mandate, and
    manage performance and development through effective task management,
    guidance, coaching, training and accountability;
  • Provide standard trainings for cooperating partners on WFP
    operational practices, monitoring tools and methods to support them to
    independently self-monitor and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in
    the coverage areas;
  • Assist in encouraging women’s access to economic skills development
    and sensitising public opinion on gender issues and gender focused
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can
    quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset
    of the crisis
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Assistant job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Nutrition, Social Sciences or any other related field obtained from a
    recognised education institution;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant working experience in a
    reputable orgnisation(s);
  • Proficiency in both oral and written English
  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition,
    VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • 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
  • 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 implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir relevance to
    food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development,
    implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Govt: Understands 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: 6th August 2018
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