UN World Food Programme Associate (Relief) Jobs in Kenya

UN World Food Programme Associate (Relief) Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Background

  • In Somalia, the World Food Programme provides food assistance for nutrition, livelihoods, and relief through the hard work of more than 500 employees who contribute to make Somalia hunger-free in close partnership with local partners.

  • This position is open to qualified Kenyan candidates only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Policy Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support coordination of emergency preparedness and relief activities in the WFP operations context in Somalia.

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of relief programmes in accordance with WFP policy and guidelines.

  • Contribute to developing plans for anticipatory action based on pre-determined triggers and in coordination with humanitarian partners.

  • Manage, prioritize, and plan for resources to ensure activities are implemented according to set plans in coordination with other functional areas.

  • Review and present project proposals for relief activities to the Country Project Committee and follow up on matters raised by the committee.

  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status) and highlight trends ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards.

  • Liaise with internal partners to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.

  • Participate in the development of Humanitarian Response Plan- Food security component as well as related reporting.

  • Coordinate and connect with local partners, agencies, NGOs, and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.

  • Support
    the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners, and national government in the areas of emergency preparedness and humanitarian response.

  • Act as point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within the technical area of responsibility.

  • Participate in support and supervision missions to project sites to monitor progress and assist Area Offices in resolving challenges.

    Minimum Qualifications


  • Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certification in agriculture, urban and rural development, or other fields relevant to international development assistance.


  • Five years progressively responsible experience in programme including at least 2 years handling food security projects in arid and semi-arid areas.


  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

    Knowledge & Skills

  • Good understanding of food security and related interventions.

  • Experience working in fragile contexts and emergency settings.

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Solid analytical skills and capacity to synthesize complex information

  • Ability to plan and coordinate.

  • Ability to work and deliver quality inputs under pressure.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Associate (Relief) Jobs in Kenya

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