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Job Title:              Programme Assistant (Data Analysis)
Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation)
Grade: NOB

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 (Data Analysis) will perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain a functional database for Monitoring and Evaluation related to indicators of food and nutrition security and general WFP corporate reporting requirements;
  • Ensure the Country Office database is appropriately aligned to respond to Monitoring and Evaluation needs of WFP Uganda;
  • In liaison with ICT unit, ensure that the database is running on a safe and robust platform and the backup of the database is done regularly and an appropriate disaster recovery mechanism is in place;
  • Ensure entry of cooperating partners distribution reports into ProMIS or other WFP corporate tools for data management;
  • Organise refresher trainings on database management and monitoring for Uganda Country Office, sub office and partner staff;
  • Provide required inputs for all corporate reporting requirements like special project reports/ad-hoc- reports. Serve as focal person for data entry into COMET or any other WFP Corporate system for reporting;
  • Track, very and reconcile beneficiary, food or cash movement and distribution data;
  • Provide timely feedback to sub offices and partners on reports submitted and any other related duty.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant (Data Analysis) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s University degree in any of the following areas: Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Development Economics or any other related field obtained from a reputable education institution;
  • Four years of progressive professional experience two of which must be in database management or related functions;
  • Knowledge of PHP, MySQL, SQL, HTML and JavaScript for management of the database;
  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English.

  • 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 implementation.
  • Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data and their 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: 23rd September 2018

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