Senior Programme Associate (Food Systems) G7 Kampala (162028) Requisition ID 162028 – Posted 29/04/2022 – Fixed Term – Africa, Central & Eastern – Uganda – Kampala – Working Job Language (1) – PROGRAMME & POLICY  Job Description Print Preview Apply

World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Senior Programme Associate (Food Systems) G7 Kampala (162028)
Requisition ID 162028 – Posted 29/04/2022 – Fixed Term – 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 Senior Programme Associate (Food Systems), G7 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Fixed Term Contract (12 months renewable)

The Job is found in the Uganda Country Offices (COs). The job holder typically reports to a Programme Policy Officer (AMS).
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 agriculture and market support program constitutes the smallholder development portfolio of the Uganda Country Office and is housed within the broader Food Systems, Nutrition, Gender and Protection unit.

To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food systems goals. The incumbent is expected to work under minimal supervision and produce organised, accurate work and analytical reports including providing guidance to partners on standard WFP delivery assistance.

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Participate in annual activity planning and review.
Program operations: support the AMS team in Kampala to coordinate and document meetings, trainings, and events; pre-commit funds, initiate procurement requests, and monitor expenditures in Kampala and the field vis-à-vis costed annual performance plans.
Liaise with the Finance Unit in financial reporting to the donors.
Coordinate with the Partnership Unit and the field to select CPs.
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

Education: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, social sciences, development studies, or related field from a recognized institution.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language,


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.
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 analyse and consolidate quantitative and qualitative information from different sources (e.g., market studies) to inform transfer modality selection and programme development.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.
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.
At least five (5) or more years of progressive responsible work experience of implementing livelihoods, food security, agricultural development, or market systems development.
Experience in livelihoods programming in emergency and complex contexts e.g., refugee or disaster-prone contexts.
Demonstrated understanding of the livelihood conceptual frameworks, market systems development or pro-poor market concepts,
Experience in humanitarian and development project implementation
Experience in monitoring of humanitarian and development projects.
Computer knowledge and skills in MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Power point.
Has worked with technical teams (i.e. agricultural market development, livelihoods, market systems etc.).
Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
Demonstrated basic understanding of WFP’s policies and strategies to perform monitoring and/or evaluation activities and their inter-relationship.
Ability to collect and summarize programme data, including information on the status of personas in need, beneficiaries planned and reached for all program assistance modalities and activities.
Ability to gather, organise, and provide data on program outputs, processes and outcomes including on technical assistance provided.
13th May 2022.

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