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Intern – School Based Programmes (SBP), SSA3, KOTIDO

World Food Programme

This is a Full-time position in Kotido posted December 19, 2021.

Intern – School Based Programmes (SBP), SSA3, KOTIDO Jobs in World Food Programme Kotido vacancies in Kotido at World Food Programme

# Job Description

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

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

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.


The UN World Food Programme WFP, 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the
United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest
and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.

Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in
Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is
prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially
droughts, pests, and diseases humans, crops, and livestock in part because
of climate change.

WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District
Local Governments DLGs in joint design and programming, evidence gathering,
knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities and establishing
partnerships with other development partners.

WFP in Karamoja focuses on the following areas: Nutrition specific and
nutrition-sensitive programmes to treat and prevent malnutrition and reduce
stunting; Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of
increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities; Ensuring
school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food, nutrition
and health needs and including increasing enrolment and attendance; Working
with the government and partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food
security and increase a marketable surplus; Deploying targeted relief
assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food
security and nutrition assessments; and Strengthening government’s shock-
responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja.

WFP programmes in Karamoja use food and cash to build assets, spread knowledge
and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.

On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 1 million people in
Karamoja sub region.


To support the implementation of school based programmes including
planning, monitoring, coordinating, and implementing the school feeding
program to enhance elevate literacy levels in Karamoja and improve health and
nutrition amongst school going children.


Programme Management

–>Assist in the planning, creation and implementation of various activities and processes on the feeding – interventions for schools aligned to the WFP school feeding strategy of 2020.
–>Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems faced in the execution of feeding interventions in schools.
–>Oversee the work of the DLGs/Schools and school feeding focal points at region/district providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and timelines.
–>Support in identification of capacity gaps, organizing and conducting of capacity building activities/workshops for government stakeholders, school feeding focal points and others on various project related aspects.
–>Identify and implement community engagement strategies to ensure to improve education, health, and Nutrition outcomes in the Karamoja region.
–>Prepare termly call forwards/ food release notes to ensure that all schools receive both Food items and Nonfood items timely.

Key Accountabilities 2

Programme Monitoring:

–>Regularly visit schools to monitor the implementation of the school feeding project, identify the gaps in implementation and suggest actionable solutions to the school feeding programme in the region
–>Represent field offices in community, sub-county and some district meetings on issues related to Education.
–>Organize and undertake field missions to monitor the implementation the school feeding activities.
–>Collect and collate information within school feeding program to demonstrate best practices.
–>Monitor, update and track operational data related to the implementation and delivery of food, non-food commodities to school/project sites.
–>Provide data and information for internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
–>Support the capturing of SBP monitoring data in corporate systems.
–>Support and participate in all school feeding programme related assessments within the region/Field office.

Key Accountabilities 3

Documentation and Knowledge Management:

–>Document monthly SBP progress reports and share with the relevant programme teams.
–>Support in aggregation and classify the best approach of execution for wider dissemination.
–>Document success stories/Human interest stories related to School Feeding programme.


–>Support the Field offices/Area office with the various capacity building activities for government counterparts based on the need of the program implementation plan.
–>Liaise with all stakeholders for timely implementation and speedy resolution of issues identified in the school feeding programme district counterparts, school administrators, internal colleagues, and other partners
–>Participate in the preparation of donor missions, workshops, coordination meetings and other relevant events related to school feeding program.
–>Work cooperatively with all concerned units to support effective and efficient implementation of school feeding activities.
–>Support integration of SBP with other WFP programme activities in Karamoja.
–>Support in implementation of WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan CSP through ensuring that cross- cutting issues such as nutrition-sensitivity, gender and diversity inclusion, protection and accountability, environmental protections, and capacity development, are integrated throughout the portfolio and within the office, and to ensure equal participation and consideration of women and men, boys and girls, and people living with specific needs and/or disabilities.



–>Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
–>Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners.
–>Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
–>Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


–>Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
–>Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
–>Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
–>Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


–>Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
–>Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
–>Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
–>Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


–>Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
–>Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
–>Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
–>Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

Functional Capabilities

Knowledge and Skills: A bility to identify key variables and
contextual factors that affect Education, health, Nutrition amongst school
going children and adolescents to inform quality programme design or re-

A bility to exhibit high level of creativity and innovation to design and
implement Education/School feeding programmes with Karamoja context in mind.

Demonstrated understanding of basic technical concepts and data and their
relevance to school feeding programme/Education programming. Demonstrated
understanding and application of basic principles of engagement with
government counterparts at the sub-national and community level.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completed University degree in the year 2019 and
above in one of the following disciplines Social sciences with
specialization in community work, Development studies, Agriculture and
Education from a recognized university.

Experience : At least one year of experience in development programme,
Community engagement and mobilization and Education. Experience working with
communities at different levels, and in working in urban areas, and/or in
challenging rural contexts, and/or working in Karamoja would be an asset.


Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in
basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.



Female candidates are highly 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.

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