Programme Associate, G6 – Hargeisa

  • Full time
  • 2 years ago
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Job Information

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    Posted On Sep 25 ,2019
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level :
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    Job Experience : 5 years

Job Description

Organizational Background:

The United Nations World Food Programme 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 single 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.

The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers. WFP has been engaged in the Social Protection and Safety Nets agenda since 2017, supporting the government to develop their Social Protection policy and implementing a shock responsive Safety Net since 2018.

In 2019, WFP is working on further strengthening the capacity of the government through the implementation of cash transfers to social safety net beneficiaries. WFP will work closely with the Government as well as the Donor Working Group on safety nets design and implementation.

We are seeking a Programme Associate to support the Programme unit, under the supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Area Office.

This position is open to qualified Somalia candidates only. Female candidates are particularly and highly encouraged to apply.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide specialized project management support to safety net programme to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures;
  • 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;
  • Ensure accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government  institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance;
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area;
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility;
  • Oversee work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines;
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP can quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Experience:   At least five (5) years of experience in emergency assistance and programmes related to Social Protection and Safety Nets  preferably within UN/INGOs.

Language:    Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia is a requirement.

Knowledge & Skills:    

             • Professional experience in the field with ability to work independently with minimum supervision; • Experience working with donors and establishing creative partnerships; • Excellent writing and presentation skills in English. Reports and policy document writing skills; • Training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems. General Knowledge of UN systems and policies, rules, regulations and procedures governing administration; • Knowledge and experience in WFP interventions in Somalia is an added advantage.

Applications Instructions:

You are required to submit an online application through E-Recruitment:

Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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.