WFP Programme Associate - Food Systems Jobs in Uganda

WFP Programme Associate - Food Systems Jobs in Uganda


About WFP

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.

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.

Are You Up to the Challenge?

We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Food systems), G6 to be based in Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed on Fixed Term

Organizational Context

Towards the over-arching goal of Zero Hunger, the UN World Food Programme - Uganda's Resilience portfolio aims at household and community resilience by integrating WFP programmes, partnering with development actors especially UN to UN collaboration and providing technical assistance to national and sub-national institutions.

The Food Systems sub ubit, housed within the broader Resilience unit, is responsible for coordinating two programmes: Agriculture and Market Support (AMS), and Home-Grown School Feding (HGSF).

Job Purpose

To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food systems goals.

Key Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
Under the supervision of the Head of Food Systems, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties on both AMS and HGSF:

  • Participate in annual activity planning and review;
  • Contribute to programme design discussion and document writing;
  • Support in the synthesis of programme results and provide input into analysis;
  • Provide programme operational support e.g. procurement and partnership management
  • Focal Point for operational inquiries within the Head Office vis-a-vis field offices and partners;
  • Assist in the organisation of meetings and workshops;
  • Organize/participate in public events for WFP programmes;
  • Conduct quarterly activity monitoring field visits;
  • Contribute to the documentation of programme achievements and lessons learnt
    Manage physical and electronic filing systems.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities

    Purpose

  • 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.

    People

  • 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.

    Performance

  • 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.

    Partnership

  • 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.

    Functional Capabilities

  • Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

  • Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  • Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  • Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
  • Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and development Studies or related disciplines;
  • At least three years relevant working experience obtained from reputable organisations;
  • Experience in humanitarian and development project implementation
  • Experience in monitoring of humanitarian and developemnt projects;
  • Proficiency in both written and oral English


    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.

    Deadline for Applications
    Thursday 28th November 2019

    Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

    WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

    No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

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