UN Programme Associate (Livelihoods/Asset Creation) Job Careers – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Associate (Livelihoods/Asset Creation)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

Grade: G6

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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute to the project’s technical and financial proposals and
    corporate reporting obligations.
  • Liaise with Area Offices (AO) and Field Offices (FO) in relation to
    grant and cash pipeline management of the activity ensuring timely creation
    of Purchase Orders (PO), fund utilization before TOD/TDD and IPSAS
  • Ensure timely processing of Cooperating Partners (CP) invoices and
    advance payment requests in adherence to Field Level Agreements (FLA) and
    financial guidelines/policies
  • Manage PO for cash-based transfers (CBT) cash to beneficiaries,
    services for financial service provider(s) and CP.
  • Support development of transfer (CBT and capacity strengthening) and
    implementation budgets during project development, periodic follow ups and
    budget revisions.
  • Participate in pipeline meetings, follow-up action points related to
    funds management and pipeline for the unit, as well as support head of the
    unit on preparation for the Resource Management Committee (RMC)
  • Ensure livelihood outputs are included in pipeline monthly report,
    monthly briefs, Annual Country Report, COMET, etc.
  • Provide support to AO and FO on the WFP Livelihood and Asset
    Creation programming, including missions to activity sites, if required.
  • Contribute to integrating programming including promotion of
    linkages between Assets Creation, Agriculture Market Support, School
    Feeding, Nutrition, etc as required.
  • Support the unit to liaise with government and Makerere University
    ensuring backstopping on the national planning tolls for resilience
    building through the Three-Pronged Approach (3PA)
  • Support the unit with capacity strengthening elements to National
    Social Protection programmes such as Northern Uganda Social Fund (NUSAF)
    and Development Response to Displacement Impact Project (DRDIP) towards
    community lead and nutrition sensitive focus public works.
  • Participate in coordination fora and technical collaborations around
    livelihoods and resilience programming (both for Karamoja and refugee
    hosting districts)
  • Develop and maintain a good working relation with the relevant
    agencies (Ministries, NGOs, UN agencies)

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme
    (WFP) Programme Associate (Livelihoods/Asset Creation) job placement
    should a University degree in the fields of: Social Sciences, Development
    Studies, Economics, Agri-Business, or any other related field;
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of
    Development/Livelihoods work or related field;
  • Good understanding of the Resilience and Livelihood concept and
  • Practical experience with livelihood and agriculture development
  • Excellent organisational, Communication and Planning skills
  • Strong analytical and writing skills;
  • Experience with funds management, drafting progress reports and
    utilising spreadsheets.


  • Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e.
    nutrition, etc.).
  • Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing
  • Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.


  • 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, Voucher): Demonstrates ability to analyse and
    consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different
    sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and
    programme development.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.): Demonstrates the ability to interpret
    basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to
    technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Emergency Programming: Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development,
    implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government: Develops thorough recommendations using
    multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to
    strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and
    nutrition security programmes.

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: 1st August 2019

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