UN World Food Programme Programme Associate (Social Protection and Resilience) Jobs in Uganda

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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. 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. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

UN World Food Programme Programme Associate (Social Protection and Resilience) Jobs in Uganda

Responsibilities

  • Participate in and carry-out, as needed, the development, appraisal and supervision of activities as illustrated in the project documents and workplans;
  • Support the provision of technical advice and policy guidance to government and community groups in consultation with the technical team in the Country Office and Area Office;
  • Support the day-to-day operational needs of the field office social protection programme;
  • Support the implementation of long-term cash transfers may to buffer beneficiaries from extreme climate shocks as well as nutrition and child sensitive interventions;
  • Support the application of payments system and social registries being used to make cash transfers.
  • Respond to local government and donor partners requests for action on project implementation issues and help to ensure timely and complete responses to those requests;
  • Participate and organize missions to provide technical inputs and guidance to counterparts, including improving the monitoring and evaluation of project activities;
  • Contribute to cross-sectoral work, collaborating with other initiatives
    in social protection and integrated programmes;
  • Work closely with other support services in matters of project implementation;
  • Carry out any other related technical assessments (including the preparation of analytical pieces and/or technical reports;
  • Organize, the research, learning and production of grassroots-community relevant communication materials;
  • Provides effective coordination and technical support to government counterparts and other partners;
  • Prepare the submission of Internal and External Sitreps;

    Requirements

  • Degree in Economics, Social Science. Social Protection or related discipline, or relevant training in delivery systems;
  • At least five years of relevant operational experience in the development field, preferably in a Safety Nets or Social Protection program design and implementation;
  • Experience in Social Protection delivery systems in Northern Uganda is desirable;
  • Proven technical skills and experience;
  • 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 as well as one or more of the following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi.

    How to apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th September, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; UN World Food Programme Programme Associate (Social Protection and Resilience) Jobs in Uganda

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