UN Programme Associate (Social Protection and Livelihoods) Jobs – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job
Title:             
 Programme
Associate (Social Protection and Livelihoods)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 
Uganda

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

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

·        
Participate
in and carry-out, as needed, the development, appraisal and supervision of
activities as illustrated in the project documents and workplans;

·        
Support
the provision of technical advice and policy guidance to government and community
groups in consultation with the technical team in the Country Office and Area
Office;

·        
Support
the day-to-day operational needs of the field office social protection
programme;

·        
Support
the implementation of long-term cash transfers may to buffer beneficiaries from
extreme climate shocks as well as nutrition and child sensitive interventions;

·        
Support
the application of payments system and social registries being used to make
cash transfers.

·        
Respond
to local government and donor partners requests for action on project
implementation issues and help to ensure timely and complete responses to those
requests;

·        
Participate
and organize missions to provide technical inputs and guidance to counterparts,
including improving the monitoring and evaluation of project activities;

·        
Contribute
to cross-sectoral work, collaborating with other initiatives in social
protection and integrated programmes;

·        
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;

·        
Organize,
the research, learning and production of grassroots-community relevant
communication materials;

·        
Provides
effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and
other partners;

·        
Prepare
the submission of Internal and External Sitreps;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Associate (Social Protection and Livelihoods)  job placement should hold a Degree in
Economics, Social Science. Social Protection or related discipline, or relevant
training in delivery systems;

·        
A
minimum of five years of relevant operational experience in the development
field, preferably in a Safety Nets or Social Protection program design and
implementation;

·        
Experience
in Social Protection delivery systems in Northern Uganda is desirable;

·        
Proven
technical skills and experience;

·        
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 as well as one or more of the following languages:
Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi.

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: 12th September 2019

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