UN Career Jobs – Programme Associate (Gender, APP & Protection) – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

 Programme Associate (Gender,
APP & Protection)

Organization: United
Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: 

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 (Gender, APP & Protection)
will initially support NUSAF, DRDIP and SAGE Programmes that lead to benefits
to local community structures in promoting social inclusion of the poor,
vulnerable and excluded groups by supporting accountable practices and
institutions, community engagement, and ensuring compliance with social
safeguard policies and standards.  The
emphasis is social protection to become more efficient, transparent, child- and
nutrition-sensitive, to scale up the coverage of existing programmes and
improve their effectiveness. This support will intensively encompass
investments into national systems and tools or addressing crucial gaps (e.g.
with respect to nutrition aspects of on-going programmes). This role will be
critical in ensuring the WFP social protection technical support at the
districts and community level support the establishment of systems that promote
accountability to people in need, enhance gender inclusivity and give the
people that we serve a voice to demand quality service delivery from duty

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support partners
and DLGs to undertake district specific gender assessments, map out beneficiary
protection risks areas and define mitigation measures needed including
establishment of needed protection systems/structures at different levels.

Work in
close collaboration with the AMEL team monitor and evaluate, report and advice
on specific gender/protection/AAP issues including targeting of beneficiaries,
choice of transfer modalities, and ensuring that programmes do no harm.

gender and power dynamics analysis in the scope of Cash Transfers and broader
Cash Plus programming outcomes.

robust mainstreaming of gender and protection/AAP into WFP Uganda (West Nile
& Acholi Region) social protection programmes including advice, guidance
and follow-up in relation to protection and gender aspects.

existing Grievances Redress Mechanism (GRM) at the different levels to address
Social Protection programme gender, AAP and protection emerging needs.

and support the integration of gender-based approaches into monitoring,
evaluation and knowledge management frameworks and ensure that gender
considerations are integrated in all data collection initiatives, and to ensure
proper gender analysis ensues.

staff and partner (including District Local Governments) capacity strengthening
to integrate gender equality, inclusion and protection principles into their
work, employing diverse learning methods in daily operations.

the development of district level detailed annual gender action plans with
resources allocated towards effective mainstreaming of gender and
protection-sensitivity in social protection programmes.

for gender and protection reporting tracking all gender and protection related
indicators and benchmarks.

WFP staff with regular information and updates on gender and protection
concerns and trends in WFP’s programme areas.

At field
level, participate in protection and gender working group meetings to identify
issues that require WFP’s attention to inform programming

closely with the management and protection and gender officer to support
cooperating partners integrate GEWE and protection meaningfully into upcoming
proposals and budgets.

the implementation of the Gender Action Plan through ensuring gender features
prominently at all stages of the program and activity cycle i.e assessment,
design, baseline, implementation monitoring and evaluation including budgeting.

partner capacity building through trainings, coaching and mentoring and
development of protection and gender guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal applicant for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme
Associate (Gender, APP & Protection)) job placement should hold a basic
university degree in one of the following disciplines: business administration,
finance, or other related fields would be an advantage.

familiarity with locally purchased commodities/goods/services (e.g., cash
based, in-kind donations).

conducting supplier research and coordinating with retailers, wholesalers and

knowledge of procurement processes and linkages with other operations (e.g.,

Effective verbal and written
communications skills in English. Working knowledge of one more of the
following languages is an added advantage. Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa,
Aringa, Alur and Langi.


and Contracting:
Displays basic
understanding of processes to support the contracting/tendering implementation
at WFP by collecting necessary information.

Management   Leverages basic understanding
of business needs to define vendor requirements and selection criteria.

and Product/Service Intelligence:
Appropriately handles products/services based on an understanding of
sources, technologies, properties, and public procurement principles/practices.

& Reporting:
strong understanding of procurement systems, Corporate operating System and
tools to conduct range of analyses and generate reports to drive decision

and Compliance:
accurate records of activities in line with compliance standards to increase
ease of response to basic audit queries.

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 below.


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