World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Associate (Assessment / Evaluation)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Description

WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance. NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS 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 Ugand ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE? We are seeking  for a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Assessment/ Evaluation), SC6 based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract. ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT This job is found at the Country Office (CO). The Job holder reports to the Programme Policy Officer, Programme Partnership Team or the designate. At this level, the job holder is typically involved in Partnership Evaluation during the implementation of the Field Level Agreements and analytical work involving report writing and recommendations on the capacity gaps identified. JOB PURPOSE Under the direct supervision of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer, the incumbent will perform specialised and/or standardised policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
    • Coordinate capacity assessment process together with the technical units and the Field/Area offices;

    • Update corporate tools to fit the country, project specifications and organizational structures.

    • Coordinate the performance assessment process for current partners during the FLA.

    • Update corporate tools to fit the context of the country, project specifications and organizational structures.

    • Develop improvement plans for Cooperating Partners (CPs) on identified areas of concerns.

    • Support CPs and WFP staff to monitor and follow up on the on the identified gaps;

    • Together with the Field/Area Teams track progress of agreed action points (performance improvement plans).

    • Assist in the CP selection processes to develop more collaborative and strategic relationships in line with Country Strategic and WFP visions.

    • Support  the administrative processes for the  implementation of FLAs and/or MOUs in consultation with WFP and  partners.

  • 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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES 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
  • Experience working with policy discussions

  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation specific to NGOs

  • A University degree from accredited University in International Studies, Economics, Politics or any another other related field;

  • At least four (4) years of progressive work experience , with at least one year in partnerships management;

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under minimum supervision;

  • Strong written and analytical skills;

  • Strong computing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Applications

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 Sunday 17th 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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