UN WFP Programme Associate - Partnership Management Jobs in Uganda

UN WFP Programme Associate - Partnership Management Jobs in Uganda

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.

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.

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 for a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Partnership Management), SC6 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract

Organizational Context

This job is found at the Country Office (CO). The Job holder reports to the Programme Policy Officer, Programme Partnership Team or the designate.

At this level, the job holder is typically involved in Partnership Management and analytical work involving partnerships selection process during partnerships period.

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)

  • Manage partnership Roster with key information of the cooperating partners (prospective and Current );
  • Maintain accurate records and regularly update partnerships information including contact information (physical, emails, telephones) and produce reports, statistical information and tables including contract values from time to time;
  • In consultation with the Head of the Unit, seek technical support from UGA CO Compliance and Risks Management Officer and RBN to ensure effective support and guidance ;
  • Develop matrices and reports following monitoring visits to share informative findings with both Management and the Cooperating Partners (CPs);
  • In collaboration with the Field/Area Offices monitor and review financial and programme performance and compliance as agreed in FLAs and provide recommendations to improve internal control systems;
  • Carry out FLA midterm review meetings/workshops;
  • Coordinate the vetting of the prospective partners and their board members as required by the UN Security Council resolutions
  • Coordinate cooperating partners’ committee (CPC) meetings with the relevant technical units and share with the committee relevant documents

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies, Education, Rural development or any other related field
    Experience in technical and strategic cooperation frameworks;
  • Experience in supporting the development of proposals, applications or equivalent formal written communications;
  • Experience in performing thorough desk-based research with the ability to concisely summarise information and identify key points;
  • Experience in business processes and account management;
  • Skilled in using databases to record accurate and up to date information and overall proven technical skills and experience;
  • Highly organized and methodical, with strong time management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders
  • High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment
  • Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;
  • Oral and Written Fluency in English

    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

    Essential Qualifications:
  • A University degree from accredited University in Economics, Social Sciences or any another other related field;
  • At least four years of relevant working experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under minimum supervision;
  • Strong written and analytical skills;
  • Strong computing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Applications


  • Basic knowledge of one of the local languages
  • Experience working with policy discussions
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation specific to NGOs

    Deadline: Sunday 17th November 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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