UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Kenya


About WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Successful completion of secondary school education.
  • Qualification/University Degree in Agriculture, Community Development, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nutrition and related fields will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible work experience including at least three years of work experience in programme work.
  • Knowledge of project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation systems as well as a high level of analytical capability and excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills ability to plan and organise work , resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment and tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
  • Resourcefulness and ability to use own initiative, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people of different cultural and national backgrounds
  • Ability to work in a team-based, achievement oriented work environment, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • 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.

    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.

    Key Accountabilities

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider
    programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

    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.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 20th June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Kenya

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