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

Job
Title:             
 Programme
Associate (Partnerships)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

Grade: SC6

Reports to: Programme
Policy Officer or Head of Field Office

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Support
the Area Office to enhance relationships with local authorities, cooperating
partners and other stakeholders; 

·        
Assist
in the creation, organization and management of AO partnership management
materials;

·        
Liaison
between field offices and Area and Country Office programme and partnership for
support of partnership activities;

·        
Support
the Area Office management in handling inquiries, including assistance with
vetting & tracking inquiries, sending correspondence, sharing potential
opportunities and directing requests to appropriate contacts;

·        
Assist
the Area Office in the development, compilation and management of Strategic
Partnership Agreements;

·        
Assist
in partner identification/selection process including keeping track of the
Request for Proposals (RFQs), the Capacity assessments, budgets discussions and
liaison with the Cooperating Partners’ Committee (CPC)

·        
Maintain
well organized internal databases and information management systems;

·        
Consistently
apply appropriate policies, guidelines and procedures that support a
strengthened partnership management process;

·        
Effectively,
and in a timely manner, liaises and interacts with colleagues and concerned
Carry out assigned partners’ payment/invoicing ensuring that all documents are
in place and are accurate and correctly entered in to global and country level
digital systems;

·        
Liaison
with the Beneficiary Feedback team to track and follow-up issues raised by or
affecting partners;

·        
Generate
reports to keep Field and Area Office teams on track with monthly targets and
expectations;

·        
Support
Field, Area and Country Office teams in organizing events and conferences
centered around strengthening of partnerships;

·        
Adapt
and update partnership administration processes, supporting the implementation
of operating procedures, contribute to the continuous improvement of
partnership management services;

·        
Assist
staff in Field and Area Office to answer a range of queries related to the
provision of partnership management services in order to support the resolution
of daily issues;

·        
Provide
training and guidance to staff in interpretation of partnership management and
related procedures, policies, processes, and use of corporate systems to ensure
consistency and efficiency of services provided to all clients.

·        
Assist
in checking the correctness of invoices and payment requests from partners and
facilitating timely payments to partners;

·        
Work
closely with other support services in matters of project implementation;

·        
Carry
out any other related technical assessments (including the preparation of
analytical pieces and/or technical reports;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Associate (Partnerships) job placement should hold a University degree in
Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies,
Education, Rural development or any other related field

·        
Experience
in technical and strategic cooperation frameworks;

·        
Experience
in supporting the development of proposals, applications or equivalent formal
written communications;

·        
Experience
in performing thorough desk-based research with the ability to concisely
summarise information and identify key points;

·        
Experience
in business processes and account management;

·        
Skilled
in using databases to record accurate and up to date information and overall
proven technical skills and experience;

·        
Highly
organized and methodical, with strong time management skills;

·        
Demonstrated
ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with
government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other
stakeholders

·        
High
capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with
a high degree of independence in a team environment

·        
Experience
in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to
arrive at a durable consensus;

·        
Has
worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).

·        
Has
contributed to implementation of programmes.

·        
Has observed
or assisted with policy discussions.

·        
Oral and
Written Fluency in English

Competencies:

·        
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 re-design.

·        
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 Uganda with Ugandan Nationality 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.

Click
Here

Deadline: 19th September 2019

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