WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.
Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.
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.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking for a qualified individual for the position of Programme Assistant (Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism and Reporting), SC5 to be based in Arua. The successful candidate will be offered employemnt on Service Contract.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in Community Development, Gender Studies or related Social Sciences such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Adult Education. Any specialized training with international standards of humanitarian work e.g. SPHERE, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) Standards etc. is desirable
- Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in protection and gender development programming, including years of experience in emergency and development contexts.
- Experience in emergency operations and management especially in northern Uganda is highly desirable.
- Experience in organizing and implementing training, community consultations and negotiations in scenarios of cultural and language difficulty.
- Experience working with beneficiary communities, host communities, government structures and all other humanitarian stakeholders.
- Exposure to conducting assessments; including gender analysis, as well monitoring and evaluation processes and how to integrate them with gender and protection objectives
- Fluency in English and any or more of the following languages: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi.
The job holder is expected to work on integrating and mainstreaming protection and gender at the strategic, programmatic and operational levels in West Nile and Acholi region. The incumbent will provide expert advice to Management and support staff with programming and implementation that is consistent with WFP’s Humanitarian Protection and Gender commitments.
To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Provide Technical Support to the Arua AO and Yumbe and Gulu Field Office (FO):
- Provide strategic and technical support for the mainstreaming of humanitarian protection, gender equality and women’s empowerment across WFP operations in West Nile and Acholi;
- Gather and analyse primary information from stakeholders (affected populations, INGOs, UN agencies and others) on the situation and experience of crisis affected populations and provide advice and support for principled humanitarian interventions;
- Oversee the implementation of the Country Office Gender Action Plan and ensure that project goals, objectives, processes and activities are gender sensitive and meet the needs and priorities of women, men, girls and boys;
- Support WFP and partner staff in implementing the Humanitarian Protection Policy and Accountability to Affect Population commitments to ensure WFP operations and programme activities take beneficiaries’ protection concerns into account and facilitate safe, dignified, and accountable food assistance;
Monitoring and Reporting on Protection and Gender Issues:
- Monitor and report on program, activity and implementation related protection and gender issues;
- Support the country office to undertake context and protection risk analysis and formulating appropriate protection risk mitigation and response activities;
- Ensure that protection and gender considerations are integrated into all monitoring, evaluation and analysis frameworks, activities and outputs;
- Provide assistance in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing indicators to support knowledge sharing on protection and gender;
- Ensure protection and gender issues can be captured through the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanisms and responded to appropriately. Provide advice, guidance and follow-up in relation to protection and gender aspects of the Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism.
- Networking and Coordination:
- Build working relationships with relevant local and regional non-state actors, key domestic political and civil state actors, academic institutions, human rights organisations, UN, development and donor partners to coordinate and enhance principled humanitarian protection and gender impact;
- Support the development of relationships with protection mandated agencies and inter-agency fora to strengthen coordination and advancement of protection, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and gender as related to food and nutrition security;
- Represent WFP in interagency working groups, conferences and seminars as necessary;
Training and Capacity Growth:
- Develop and implement protection and gender training including on gender analysis, protection assessments, Gender Based Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Accountability to Affected Populations and other related subjects;
- Strengthen WFP workforce and partners’ protection and gender analysis capacities and improve their ability for protection and gender mainstreaming in project design and throughout the cycle.
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- 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.|
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
• Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
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.