Programme Assistant (Gender & Protection) SC5, Kampala (162034) Requisition ID 162034 – Posted 29/04/2022 – Short Term-SC WFP – Africa, Central & Eastern – Uganda – Kampala – Working Job Language (1) – PROGRAMME & POLICY  Job Description Print Preview Apply

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Programme Assistant (Gender & Protection) SC5, Kampala (162034)
Requisition ID 162034 – Posted 29/04/2022 – Short Term-SC WFP – Africa, Central & Eastern – Uganda – Kampala – Working Job Language (1) – PROGRAMME & POLICY
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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. 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.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Programme Assistant (Gender & Protection), SC5 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on a Service Contract. (12 Months, renewable)

The job is based at the Uganda Country Offices (CO). The job holder typically reports to a Programme Policy Officer (Gender & Protection).

HQ/HR introduced a pilot Diversity and Inclusion project in Talent Acquisition to enable Country Offices embrace candidates with cultural or physical disabilities in the programme. The incumbent will support or work hand in hand with the Programme Policy officer (Gender & Protection) to perform specialized and /or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages to the Persons of Concern (PoCs).

The incumbent must have the ability to promote Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. Coupled with the technical abilities, opportunity will be given to a person with a physical disability, that is Albinism, Vitiligo or Dwarfism

To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages to the Persons of Concern (PoCs).



Support implementation of gender and protection processes and activities within the gender and protection section, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
Support research and evidence building needs in for programmes in gender and Protection and disability to inform gender, protection and disability mainstreaming.
In coordination with Programme colleagues, review and adjust assessment/monitoring tools and processes to integrate protection, gender and disability in research and take actions and make recommendations for enhancement of gender protection and disability integration.
Lead efforts to operationalize the WFP disability roadmap 2020 in WFP Uganda programmes and operations
Support capacity building for disability mainstreaming through creating awareness about disability and advocating on issues among WFP staff and partners.
Within the gender and protection section, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
Lead the integration and analysis of disability disaggregated data and disability related analysis in WFP programmes, operations and reporting (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
Establish strategic partnerships and collaborations among key actors and government institutions that work to address disability issues.
Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in any of the following disciplines: Social Science, Economics, Agriculture, Monitoring & Evaluation, Social Protection or any other relevant discipline, obtained from a recognized Institution
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station (English).

Candidates with Albinism, Vitiligo or Dwarfism are highly encouraged to apply.
At least two or three years of relevant working experience gained from a reputable organization.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to advocate for persons with disabilities as well as sensitization of people on all forms of diversity.
Ability to communicate with other teams.
Ability to contribute to the implementation of programme activities.
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Helps teammates articulate WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
Be a force for positive change: Suggests potential improvements to team’s work processes to supervisor.
Make the mission inspiring to our team: Explains the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities to teammates.
Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Articulates how own unit’s responsibilities will serve WFP’s mission.

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Trains junior teammates on new skills and capabilities.
Create an inclusive culture: Seeks opportunities to work with people from different backgrounds.
Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Serves as a peer coach for colleagues in same area of work.
Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Tracks progress toward goals and shares this information on a regular basis with supervisor.

Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Explores ways to consistently be more efficient and accurate in own areas of work and shares new methods of work with colleagues.
Focus on getting results: Focuses on getting results and tracks trends in completion rates for own tasks to identify opportunities for efficiency.
Make commitments and make good on commitments: Takes responsibility for own tasks and notifies supervisor as soon as possible of potential delays in meeting deadlines or commitments.
Be Decisive: Independently decides what action to take when faced with critical choices in the workplace or in dangerous situations in the field.

Connect and share across WFP units: Suggests opportunities for partnering with other units to supervisor.
Build strong external partnerships: Identifies opportunities to work with colleagues and partners in the field towards common goals.
Be politically agile & adaptable: Develops an understanding of the value of WFP’s teams and external partners in fulfilling team’s goals and objectives.
Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Aligns own activities with supervisor’s priorities to fulfill internal and external partner needs.

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir 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/Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
Friday, 13th May 2022

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