United Nations World Food Programme Programme Associate – Social Protection Jobs in Uganda

United Nations World Food Programme Programme Associate – Social Protection Jobs in Uganda

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.


  • We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Social Protection), SC6 be based in Moroto. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Completion of first degree is a must. Post graduate certificate in the related functional area is an added value.

  • Five (5) years’ experience in data collection and registration, report writing and coordination.

  • Proficiency in oral and written English language.

  • Knowledge and experience of the area context, and ability to communicate and understand one of Karamoja local language is a must.

  • Experience in coordination with LDGs and Government officials is an asset.

    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.

  • Jobholders 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 in the area of Social Protection related to the Karamoja Social Registry and SCOPE based project implementation.

    Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)

  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within KSR including the management of interventions and distribution cycles.

  • Provide specialized project management support to Programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed with the established targets and following SOPs, including by conducting field oversite missions to different areas of Karamoja region.

  • Prepare a range of reports and perform data analyses using Tableau and Microsoft systems, to highlight trends/issues and monitor data quality and output indicators.

  • Liaise with internal counterparts (ICT, Programme and Social Protection) to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities, and to raise any issues especially the ones related to KSR or CODA.

  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to explore potential collaborations and coordinate ongoing activities.

  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government on the use of KSR and SCOPE and data quality standards.

  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems, and CFM.

  • Support
    the deduplication and adjudication exercises as required.

    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

    Desired Experiences

    • 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

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations World Food Programme Programme Associate – Social Protection Jobs in Uganda

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