World food programme

Programme Associate (Partnership Management) at United Nations World Food Programme

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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 for a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Partnership Management), SC6  to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract
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 Management and analytical work involving partnerships selection process during partnerships period.
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Manage  partnership Roster with key information of the cooperating partners (prospective and Current );
Maintain accurate records and regularly update partnerships information including contact information (physical, emails, telephones) and produce reports, statistical information and tables including contract values from time to time;
In consultation with the Head of the Unit, seek technical support from UGA CO Compliance and Risks Management Officer and RBN to ensure effective support and guidance ;
Develop matrices and reports following monitoring visits to share informative findings with both Management and the Cooperating Partners (CPs);
In collaboration with the Field/Area Offices monitor and review financial and programme performance and compliance as agreed in FLAs and provide  recommendations to improve internal control systems;
Carry out FLA midterm review meetings/workshops;
Coordinate the vetting of the prospective partners and their board members as required by the UN Security Council resolutions
Coordinate cooperating partners’ committee (CPC) meetings with the relevant technical units and share with the committee relevant documents
University degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies, Education, Rural development or any other related field
Experience in technical and strategic cooperation frameworks;
Experience in supporting the development of proposals, applications or equivalent formal written communications;
Experience in performing thorough desk-based research with the ability to concisely summarise information and identify key points;
Experience in business processes and account management;
Skilled in using databases to record accurate and up to date information and overall proven technical skills and experience;
Highly organized and methodical, with strong time management skills;
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government and local community counterparts, donors, civil society and other stakeholders
High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment
Experience in managing diverse and sometimes competing interests and perspectives to arrive at a durable consensus;
Oral and Written Fluency in English

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 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.
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.
Essential Qualifications:A University degree from accredited University in Economics, Social Sciences or any another other related field;
At least four years of relevant working experience;
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:Basic knowledge of one of the local languages
Experience working with policy discussions
Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation specific to NGOs

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