Senior Food Assistance Officer NGO Jobs – World Vision International

Job Title:  Senior Food Assistance Officer

Organisation: World
Vision International

Reports to: 
Food Assistance Manager

Duty Station: 

About US:

World Vision Uganda
is a Christian Relief, Development and Advocacy Non-Government Organization
dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty
and injustice. We currently work in over 41 districts in Uganda. World Vision
is committed to the protection of children and we will not employ people whose
background is not suitable for working with children. All employment is
conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks,
including criminal record checks where possible. “Our Vision for every child,
Life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every Heart, the will to make it so.”


Job Summary:  The Senior Food Assistance Officer – Kyaka II
will provide direct and continuous support to the Food Assistance Officers and
other Food Programme staff in maintaining the quality of WV’s commodity
programming and management. Areas of focus include project planning,
collaboration with WV partners & donors, logistics coordination,
distribution, commodity accounting & reporting and local capacity building.
This is aimed at ensuring that all food assistance programs are implemented in
line with the set standards and objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Program management

  • Ensure effective strategic, operational and administrative
    coordination between all projects within the program, regardless of
    funding type.
  • Ensure that the Food Assistance Officers supervise all the field activities.
  • Supervision of field operation through Provision of technical
    oversight through periodic visits to monitor and review all aspects of the
    food programming and systems as well as to provide appropriate feedback
    and recommendation to the FAOs, CBT Officers, Gender and Protection
    Assistants, Field Coordinators and Food Monitors.
  • Ensure that proper food/cash handling and accountability systems are
    in place including the maintenance of all required records and
    documentation and installation and operation of CTS at the district level.
  • To supervise timely production of distribution reports by the FAO,
    Field Coordinators and team and consolidate all food assistance reports,
    ensure its accuracy and timely submission to the supervisors for review;
  • Serve as WV focal point and representative of WFP during missions
    and at coordination meetings;
  • Review districts CTS/weekly/monthly/ quarterly reports and ensure
    they are submitted in a timely manner.

Coordination/ and

  • Represent World Vision in any meetings related to food program in
    the area of portfolio as necessary.
  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food programming stakeholders
    for the purposes of networking, information sharing and nurturing
  • Participate in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process,
    and engaging various donors during the negotiation process
  • Follow up and liaison with Food Assistance Manager to ensure that
    food pipeline issues are well addressed
  • Participate in monthly coordination meetings in the Settlement

Training and
capacity building

  • Facilitate capacity building of the food team to meet established
    standards through on-the-job training, workshops, mentoring and other
    appropriate methods
  • Engage in the identification and recruitment of staff.
  • Ensure all staff are trained in reporting and documentation.
  • Identify and develop talent that could potentially fill and perform
    highly in key roles in the Project and/or unit.

Accountability and

  • Ensure humanitarian accountability systems are in place, functioning
    complaints Response Mechanism, and all Project Committee at field level (
    CHD, CMC, FMC and RWC).
  • Ensure all documentation and accountability requirements are in
    place for new food collection procedures and distribution as per Food
    Resources Manual/ Donors and or meet the audit standards.

Management and Audits

  • Prepare budget for upcoming programs.
  • Review all documents to ensure they meet the standards
  • Follow-up all previous recommendations and fully implement them
  • Monitor funding commitments, project spending against budget,
    preparation and submission of required program progress and financial
    reports on a regular basis. Ensure projects responsibly spend up to the
    level of funding commitment and/or provide adequate explanations for any
    significant variances.
  • Identify and ensure the effective utilization of different funding
    resources (e.g. sponsorship, non-sponsorship, grant, gifts-in-kind, food,
    etc.) needed to support program objectives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the World Vision Senior Food Assistance Officer
    job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a University
    in Social Sciences or Development Studies.
  • Two years’ experience in a related field preferably in commodity
    programming and logistics
  • Direct experience and thorough working knowledge of food aid
    legislations and regulations of major donors such as United States, WFP
    and The EU.
  • Excellent presentation and report writing skills.
  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs,
    and government stakeholders, Must have strong leadership and management
  • Show commitment to capacity building and people development.
    Knowledge of humanitarian aid standards as well as accountability

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply online by visiting World Vision
International’s e-recruitment jobs portal at the web link below.


Please follow
instructions on How to Create Account and Profile at World Vision’s
e-recruitment portal.  Qualified female candidates are particularly
encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 26th July 2019

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