Programme Associate (Livelihood/Asset Creation) job post at World Food Programme

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World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Job Description

Job Category:
NGO – Non Government Organisations jobs in Uganda
Job Location:

Education Level:
Bachelor Degree

Job Details

WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.

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 Uganda 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 (Livelihood/Asset Creation) ) G6 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Fixed Term


WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (2018-2025) for Uganda highlights the importance of ensuring that food insecure populations in areas affected by recurring climate shocks have access to adequate and nutritious food all year. To achieve this strategic outcome, WFP supports the Government on routine and shock-responsive social protection in Karamoja and refugee-hosting areas, including through technical assistance and by delivering complementary actions in WFP’s own programming.

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 and administrative problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs; and support the team through effective coordination and control of a range of business support services. 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 and administrative problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the resilience team, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guideline

2. Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined resilience programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.

3. Assist the activity manager in planning, monitoring, and reconciling budgets to ensure that planned financial resources are used effectively.

4. Provide comprehensive analysis on fund and grant balances identifying surpluses and deficits, and suggest corrective measures, to support maximum fund utilization and decision-making process.

5. Contribute to planning, monitoring, and processing administrative actions related to procurement, finance, human resources, travels etc., including contracts with external vendors and partners.

6. Answer a range of queries related to the provision of administrative services in order to support the resolution of daily issues for the social protection and resilience sub-unit.

7. Support the preparation of Country Briefs, Pipeline Narratives, Annual Country Report (ACR), Annual Performance Plans (APP) and other reporting requirements, in collaboration with the Area and Field offices, monitoring & evaluation and resource management functions.

8. Ensure that the resilience teams’ monitoring systems and tools are in place and compliant with corporate standards, including establishment and monitoring of targets in alignment with the updated corporate results framework (CRF).

9. Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

10. Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data and consistency of information presented to stakeholders, including through establishment and management of information and knowledge repositories.

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

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


Education: Bachelor’s degree in administration, business, social sciences or related fields. A post-secondary certificate in an area relevant to social protection and/or resilience is desirable.

Experience: Six or more years of relevant and progressively responsible professional work experience, including in international development or humanitarian assistance, with experience in general administrative work and preparation and management of budgets

Knowledge & Skills:

1. Knowledge of common business processes, practical business support methods, procedures and systems used for WFP Programme management, gained through technical training and work experience.

2. Ability to analyse and interpret financial data and monitor budgets.

3. Has worked with other functional teams (e.g., Partnerships, Procurement, HR, RAM)

4. Good communication skills, in order to provide support to a wide range of individuals.


Fluency in oral and written English, including strong writing skills.


Friday 20th January 2023

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