UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Lodwar and Marsabit

UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Lodwar and Marsabit

About WFP

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


  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area agriculture economics, agribusiness development, range management, Environmental science, Land and Water Management, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance.
  • Possession of a University Degree in development or livelihoods related will be an added advantage.

  • Fluency in both oral and written communication of English and Kiswahili.

    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 in the respective county(ies) of operation.

    Key Account-abilities

  • Programme implementation and monitoring 50%
  • 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.
  • Support and monitor implementation of resilient livelihood and market support for smallholder producers/traders in accordance with agreements, work-plans, deliverables and timelines;
  • Identify new opportunities for developing WFP’s livelihood and market support initiatives that are in line with the strategy of making food systems sustainable, inclusive and resilient;
  • Propose ways to strengthen integration of gender, youth and nutrition in all activities being implemented in the respective county(ies).
  • Support the capacity strengthening of supported communities, cooperating partners and county government in the areas of DRR/CCA, resilient livelihoods, market support, school meals and nutrition.
  • This includes engagement on formulation and implementation of county policies, plans, and strategies.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
    Reporting 35%
  • 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 perform accurate and timely recording of project data into the programme data management tool, checking the quality and reliability of project data (inputs and outputs) and reports;
  • 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.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

    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.

    Other Specific Job Requirements
  • Understand basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes, with a focus on livelihood programming, linkages to markets and/or capacity strengthening of government institutions;
  • Assist counties in preparing technical project proposals and budgets;
  • Ensure timely deliveries of food, tools and other inputs to the intended recipients;

    Desired Experiences for Entry Into the Role
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, food security analysis, market linkages, crop/animal production, emergency preparedness and response, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes in arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya.
  • Has assisted with policy discussions.

    Terms and Conditions
  • WFP is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge fees from applicants at any stage of the recruitment process. Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
  • Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • For any queries write to Nairobi.queryhr@wfp.org
  • Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with http://www.wfp.org Click on: “Where we work” and “Our work” to learn more about WFP’s operations.
  • The deadline for receiving applications for these positions is 23rd April 2019.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Associate Jobs in Lodwar and Marsabit

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