UN Programme Associate Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:    Programme Associate
(2 Job Careers)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

Grade: SC6

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 Associate will provide effective specialized support and technical
analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food
assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and
    implementation of various activities and processes within the specific
    area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or
    defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed
    within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of
    reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource
    utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues
    ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the
    specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security
    and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective
    collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and
    government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to
    ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and
    national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational
    queries and problems within a specific technical area of
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing
    practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to
    agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is
    able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at
    the onset of the crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies,
    Education, Rural development or any other related field, obtained from a
    recognized institution;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant working experience.
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications;
  • Excellent command of English language is vital;
  • Fluency in local language used in South Western Uganda is a must
  • Previous experience working with technical teams (i.e. nutrition,
    VAM, etc.).
  • Should have contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • The incumbent must have observed or assisted with policy


  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key
    variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and
    programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement,
    under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of
    transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding
    modality selection and implementation.
  • Broad 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/Government: Understands and applies basic
    principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or
    local level.

NB: 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: 26th May 2019

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