Fresher UN Jobs – Programme Associate – Food Systems and Capacity Strengthening – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:         Programme Associate – Food
Systems and Capacity Strengthening

Organization: United Nations World Food
Programme (WFP)

Duty Station:  Uganda

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

Job Summary:  The Programme Associate – Food Systems and
Capacity Strengthening will provide effective specialized support and technical
analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food
assistance needs.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Provide technical support and assist in the
development and implementation of various activities and processes within the
specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and

Provide specialized project management support
to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are
performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and

Within the specific area of responsibility,
prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs,
resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight
trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording
of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes,
food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information
presented to stakeholders.

Liaise with internal counterparts to support
effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project

Coordinate and communicate with local partners,
agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security
analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.

Support the capacity building of WFP staff,
cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical

Act as a point of contact for resolution of a
range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of

Oversee and/or review the work of other support
staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering
objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.

Follow standard emergency preparedness practices
to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to
affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal applicant for the United Nations World
Food Programme (WFP) Programme Associate – Food Systems and Capacity
Strengthening job placement should have completed secondary school education. A
post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

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

Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

Has observed or assisted with policy

Language: Fluency in both oral and
written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the
duty station’s language, if different.


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

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 developing countries 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


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