UN WFP Programme Associate - Analysis - Monitoring - Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Uganda

UN WFP Programme Associate - Analysis - Monitoring - Evaluation and Learning Jobs in Uganda

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 individual for the position of Programme Associate (Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning), G6 to be based in Kampala.

Selected candidates will be employed on Fixed Term.

Organizational Context

These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.

At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance.

There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.

Job Purpose

To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Support the design and implementation of food assistance and nutrition interventions by WFP and its partners by providing food security and nutrition analysis and response analysis;
  • Support the AMEL unit in reviewing, harmonizing and standardizing the existing approaches to vulnerability analysis, early warning, food security and nutrition assessment and food assistance targeting, including objectives, methodology, and geographic coverage and data collection methods;
  • Lead regular and ad hoc food security and nutrition assessments, market assessments and monitoring, including field work, data analysis and report preparation and dissemination;
  • Maintain well organized records of historical food security and nutrition analysis data, analysis and reports;
  • Liaise with national and international organizations with respect to periodic data acquisition, establishing sound relationship with different agencies for effective collaboration and common understanding of food security and nutrition analysis;
  • Assist in the development of data collection instruments (e.g., questionnaires) to be used by field staff and counterparts to obtain monthly updates on relevant nutrition indicators;
  • Support capacity building of WFP staff and partners in the planning and implementation of food security and nutrition assessments as well as preparation of reports;
  • Act as a resource person for designing and implementing periodic rapid vulnerability, and food security and nutrition assessments;
  • Act as a resource person for maintaining the inventory of GIS datasets and creation of maps;

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • A university post-graduate degree in development evaluation & management, agricultural economics, food security, nutrition or closely related field;
  • A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience, with at least two years in food security analysis, monitoring, and database management related functions;
  • Strong English written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge and experience in using quantitative analysis techniques, interpretation ad software, including SPSS and Stata;
  • Availability and willingness to travel as required to different areas of Uganda.
  • A strong statistical background that will facilitate the use of complex and rigorous analytical methods, including principal components analysis, different sampling strategies, etc.;
  • Experience in the use of ArcGIS and use of GPS;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision;
  • Ability to work in a team.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements
    new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

    Functional Capabilities

  • Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
    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.

    Other Specific Job Requirements

  • This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role

  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

    Terms and Conditions

    Deadline for Applications

    12th December 2019

    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

    WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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