Programme Associate (Assessment/Evaluation)

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

Programme Associate (Assessment/Evaluation), SC6 - Kampala (107885)

ABOUT WFP
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 Ugand

ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?

We are seeking for a qualified individual for the position of Programme Associate (Assessment/ Evaluation), SC6 based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
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 Evaluation during the implementation of the Field Level Agreements and analytical work involving report writing and recommendations on the capacity gaps identified.

JOB PURPOSE
To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Coordinate capacity assessment process together with the technical units and the Field/Area offices;
Update corporate tools to fit the country, project specifications and organizational structures.
Coordinate the performance assessment process for current partners during the FLA.
Update corporate tools to fit the context of the country, project specifications and organizational structures.
Develop improvement plans for Cooperating Partners (CPs) on identified areas of concerns.
Support CPs and WFP staff to monitor and follow up on the on the identified gaps;
Together with the Field/Area Teams track progress of agreed action points (performance improvement plans).
Assist in the CP selection processes to develop more collaborative and strategic relationships in line with Country Strategic and WFP visions.
Support the administrative processes for the implementation of FLAs and/or MOUs in consultation with WFP and partners.

Skills

Strong written and analytical skills;
Strong computing skills and knowledge of Microsoft Applications

Experience Requirements

At least four (4) years of progressive work experience , with at least one year in partnerships management;
Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under minimum supervision;
Experience working with policy discussions
Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation specific to NGOs

Education Requirements

A University degree from accredited University in International Studies, Economics, Politics or any another other related field;
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