UN Jobs – Programme Assistant – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Title:  Programme Assistant (Verification Team Leader)

Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Uganda


About US:

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.


Job Summary:  The Programme Assistant (Verification Team Leader) will provide support to Programme implementation. The Programme Assistant (Verification Team Leader) will provide leadership to general food/cash distribution activities while ensuring that the right persons receive the right assistance in Rwamwanja and Kyaka II refugee settlements.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrange, plan, and coordinate monthly cycle distribution with the food and cash working sectors.
  • Supervise and monitor distribution processes at the Final Distribution points
  • Resolve general food assistance and general operational related queries during distributions.
  • Support in communication and represent in activities with local partners, agencies, government, and non-government institutions
  • Analyze and share distribution reports to line managers
  • Prepare payment Memos for facilitating office of the prime minister staff while monitoring General food assistance.
  • Reconcile data with the financial service provider every distribution day.
  • Review Financial Services Providers reports and Invoices
  • Plan and carry out pre – distribution meetings with Refugee representatives.
  • Prepare monthly distribution plans with settlement partners.
  • Monitor readiness of partners for the distribution.
  • Monitor activities of co-operating partners at the food/cash distribution points.
  • Arrange meetings with the distribution stakeholder representatives before distributions.
  • Keep track of the verification processes and distribution flow.
  • Co-ordinate with UNHCR litigation team to assess eligibility of the Persons of concern and agree on solutions.
  • Participate in key stake-holder meetings.
  • Compile comprehensive and analytical distribution report to line managers.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant (Verification Team Leader) job placement should hold a University degree or equivalent in one or more of the following disciplines: Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Education, Rural development or any other related field.
  • Five years of experience in Programme development and implementation under humanitarian response.
  • Knowledge in understanding the Programme life cycle and food assistance.
  • Facilitation of communication with technical teams.
  • Assistance and observation in policy discussions.
  • Understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Understanding basic technical concepts and data modules relevant to food assistance programmed
  • Monitoring and Evaluation knowledge.



  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • 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/Govt: 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 suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 25th February 2022


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