05 Programme Associates SC5 jobs at World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

05 Programme Associates SC5 jobs

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2022 - 2023

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 05

Deadline: 08 April 2022

Hiring Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Details:

About WFP
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.

Brief Description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.

Are you up to the challenge?
We are seeking a qualified individuals for the position of Programme Associate SC5 to be based in Koboko, Gulu, Kotido, Moroto and Isingiro. Selected candidates will be employed on Service Contract

Organizational Context
Towards the over-arching goal of Zero Hunger, the UN World Food Programme - Uganda's Resilience portfolio aims at household and community resilience by integrating WFP programmes, partnering with development actors especially UN to UN collaboration and providing technical assistance to national and sub-national institutions. The agriculture and market support program constitutes the smallholder development portfolio of the Uganda Country Office and is housed within the broader Food Systems, Nutrition, Gender and Protection unit.

Job Purpose
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food systems goals. The incumbent is expected to work under minimal supervision and produce organised, accurate work and analytical reports including providing guidance to Monitoring Assistants, other staffs, and partners on standard WFP delivery assistance.

Key Accountabilities (1/2)
• Program operations: ensure efficient and effective resource utilisation of the AMS resources in the office and by CPs monitoring pre-committed funds, monitor expenditures vis-à-vis costed annual performance plans.
• Co-ordinate with WFP Field Office staff and CP to ensure targeted farmers receive required trainings, coaching and mentorship in PHM, collective marketing, governance, and equipment. Besides, ensure all data related to farmer institutional development is collected, entered to corporate databases, and analyzed for decision making.
• Coordinate with the Area Office and Kampala to select and assess the performance of program CPs.
• Focal Point for operational inquiries within the field vis-a-vis Area/country office and partners.
• Undertake field visits as required to assess the Food System activity processes, facilitation, and technical soundness of the AMS operations, generate data for evidence-based decisions and produce actionable report of the same.
• Support in identifying and building strategic partnership with relevant stakeholders such as the private sector, input dealers, research institutions and relevant market linkages for smallholder farmers.
• Contribute to the documentation of programme achievements and lessons learnt.
• Provide overall guidance and oversight to the Cooperating partner during the implementation of the AMS activities in the targeted districts
• Provide technical backstopping to cooperating partners through routine monitoring ensuring timely implementation to meet the program targets

Key Accountabilities (2/2)
• Manage FLAs for the cooperating partners ensuring that the set targets are achieved
• Conduct review meetings with partners and stakeholders to track progress of implementation, identify gaps and develop improvement plans
• Support the cooperating partner during the beneficiary selection and profiling exercises and ensure that the right beneficiaries are identified as per the selection criteria
• Guide the office and cooperating partner to ensure appropriate linkages are established with key stakeholders for farmer to access services i.e. inputs, off-taking markets, access to credit, post-Harvest management equipment and extension services among others
• In collaboration with the FO teams and Cooperating partners establish strategic partnerships with the district local government, UN agencies and other development partners and build synergies
• Ensure integrated programming internally (with WFP programs – ACL, Nutrition, CBT) and externally (with other partners’ programs

Key Accountabilities 3/3
• Working with the Area Office M&E Officer support the cooperating partner on data collection, data entry, analysis and reporting using the WFP data base to inform programming
• Working with the comms unit support the documentation of program achievements and lessons learnt
• Receive, review, consolidate and submit weekly, monthly, and quarterly progress reports highlighting progress of the program implementation
• Review partner financial and narrative reports and ensure cooperating partner invoices are paid on time.
• Monitor and has good grasp of the overall number and status of smallholder farmers, Farmer Groups and Farmer Organizations in the programme areas.
• Undertake any other relevant duties as may be required

4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

• Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
• Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
• Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
• Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.
• Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
• Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
• Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
• Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.
• Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
• Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
• Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
• Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.
• Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
• Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
• Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
• Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Functional Capabilities
Capability Name
Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
• Strategic Management Displays basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
Performance Management
• Applies knowledge of WFP’s performance management system to manage resources and relationships to undertake monitoring actions or deliver straightforward evaluations of operations, programmes, or processes to WFP monitoring and/or evaluation quality standards.
Qualitative/Quantitative Methodology
• Understand and applies an appropriate mix of established methods and data collection tools to monitoring, reviews or straightforward evaluations, in line with WFP’s strategic and operational results frameworks (metrics), WFP guidance and technical standards.
Data Analytics and Visualization
• Collects and summarizes programme data, including information on shipments, distribution site logistics, the status of personas in need, and beneficiaries planned and reached for all programme assistance modalities and activities.
Programme Monitoring and Review
• Gathers, organizes, and provides data on programme outputs, processes, and outcomes, including distribution plans and the status, quantity, and quality of food and cash distributed and technical assistance provided.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural sciences, Agricultural economics, Agribusiness, social sciences, development studies or related field from a recognized institution.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station. Ability to communicate in the local dialect in use in the designated office will be an advantage

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:
• At least five (5) or more years of progressive responsible work experience of implementing livelihoods, food security, agricultural development, or market systems development.
• Experience in livelihoods programming in emergency and complex contexts e.g., refugee or disaster-prone contexts.
• Demonstrated understanding of the livelihood conceptual frameworks, market systems development or pro-poor market concepts,
• Experience in humanitarian and development project implementation
• Experience in monitoring of humanitarian and development projects.
• Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power point.

Application procedure

Please click here to apply.

Date Posted: 2022-03-29




Post a Comment