UN Programme Assistant (Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism & Reporting) Job Opportunities – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: 
Reports to:
Head of Programmes
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 (Beneficiary Feedback
Mechanism and Reporting) will work on integrating and mainstreaming protection
and gender at the strategic, programmatic and operational levels in West Nile
and Acholi region. The incumbent will provide expert advice to Management and
support staff with programming and implementation that is consistent with WFP’s
Humanitarian Protection and Gender commitments. The incumbent 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: 
Provide Technical
Support to the Arua AO and Yumbe and Gulu Field Office (FO):
  • Provide strategic and technical support
    for the mainstreaming of humanitarian protection, gender equality and
    women’s empowerment across WFP operations in West Nile and Acholi;
  • Gather and analyse primary information
    from stakeholders (affected populations, INGOs, UN agencies and others) on
    the situation and experience of crisis affected populations and provide
    advice and support for principled humanitarian interventions;
  • Oversee the implementation of the
    Country Office Gender Action Plan and ensure that project goals,
    objectives, processes and activities are gender sensitive and meet the
    needs and priorities of women, men, girls and boys;
  • Support WFP and partner staff in
    implementing the Humanitarian Protection Policy and Accountability to
    Affect Population commitments to ensure WFP operations and programme
    activities take beneficiaries’ protection concerns into account and
    facilitate safe, dignified, and accountable food assistance;
Monitoring and
Reporting on Protection and Gender Issues:
  • Keenly monitor and report on program, activity
    and implementation related protection and gender issues;
  • Support the country office to undertake
    context and protection risk analysis and formulating appropriate
    protection risk mitigation and response activities;
  • Ensure that protection and gender considerations
    are integrated into all monitoring, evaluation and analysis frameworks,
    activities and outputs;
  • Provide assistance in data collection,
    compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge
    sharing on protection and gender;
  • Ensure protection and gender issues can
    be captured through the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanisms and responded to
    appropriately. Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to
    protection and gender aspects of the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism.
Networking and
  • Build working relationships with
    relevant local and regional non-state actors, key domestic political and
    civil state actors, academic institutions, human rights organisations, UN,
    development and donor partners to coordinate and enhance principled
    humanitarian protection and gender impact;
  • Support the development of relationships
    with protection mandated agencies and inter-agency fora to strengthen
    coordination and advancement of protection, Accountability to Affected
    Populations (AAP) and gender as related to food and nutrition security;
  • Represent WFP in interagency working
    groups, conferences and seminars as necessary;
Training and
Capacity Growth:
  • Develop and implement protection and
    gender training including on gender analysis, protection assessments,
    Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Accountability to
    Affected Populations and other related subjects;
  • Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’
    protection and gender analysis capacities and improve their ability for protection
    and gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the cycle.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant (Beneficiary
    Feedback Mechanism & Reporting) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Community Development, Gender Studies or related Social Sciences
    such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Adult Education. Any
    specialized training with international standards of humanitarian work e.g.
    SPHERE, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standards etc. is
  • At least five years of progressively
    responsible professional work experience in protection and gender
    development programming, including years of experience in emergency and
    development contexts.
  • Experience in emergency operations and
    management especially in northern Uganda is highly desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and
    implementing training, community consultations and negotiations in
    scenarios of cultural and language difficulty.
  • Experience working with beneficiary
    communities, host communities, government structures and all other
    humanitarian stakeholders.
  • Experience in conducting assessments;
    including gender analysis, as well monitoring and evaluation processes and
    how to integrate them with gender and protection objectives
  • Experience in facilitating communication
    with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • The applicant should have contributed to
    implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy
  • Fluency in English and any or more of
    the following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur
    and Langi.
  • Programme Lifecycle & Food
    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,
    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: 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.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are
especially encouraged to apply

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 December 2018
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