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Programme Associate (Partnership Management)

at World Food Programme (WFP)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted November 7, 2019
Category Management
Currency UGX


Programme Associate (Partnership Management), SC6 Kampala


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


High capacity for organization and coordination, as well as an ability to work with a high degree of independence in a team environment
Oral and Written Fluency in English

Experience Requirements

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

Education Requirements

University degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Social Sciences, Development studies, Education, Rural development or any other related field