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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/GovernmentUnderstands 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.


Deadline: 19th September 2019

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