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Programme Associate (Nutrition)

World Food Programme (WFP)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted January 23, 2022.

Programme Associate (Nutrition) Jobs in World Food Programme (WFP) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at World Food Programme (WFP)

# 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

The UN World Food Programme WFP is the largest and longest-serving
humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently, WFP’s work in Uganda focuses on
Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety
Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health, and Supporting Small
Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the


We are seeking a National Consultant for the position of Programme Associate
Nutrition G6 to be based in Kampala. The selected candidate will be employed
on a fixed-term contract. 12 months renewable


The job is found in the WFP Uganda Country Offices COs, Kampala. The Job
holder will typically report to the Nutritionist.


To provide technical support at the WFP country office level to effectively
coordinate the programme implementation and resource utilization in the
nutrition unit

## KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES not all-inclusive

1. Support the development of nutrition projects, workplans, ensuring alignment with wider government and WFP nutrition policies and guidance
2. Support the nutrition unit with timely funds and pipeline management.
3. Support nutrition programme management ensuring a coordinated approach with wider programmes/projects that comply with WFP standards and procedures as well as national policies and guidelines
4. Liaise with implementing partners internal and external and government to monitor ongoing projects, ensuring effective collaboration, timeliness and efficiency, and highlight potential risks to project delivery.
5. Support the identification of potential partners and partnership negotiations to ensure a collaborative and holistic approach to addressing nutrition needs
6. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners, national and sub-national government to prepare for and respond to nutrition needs for example the development of policy, guidelines, training, and IEC materials.
7. Support documentation and evidence generation for nutrition programmes.
8. Support internal and donor reporting for the nutrition programmes, projects and activities.
9. Participate in all relevant nutrition coordination and technical forums at national level


Education: University degree in Human Nutrition, Public health, community
health, food science, social sciences, or any other related field.

Experience: At least, 5 years of relevant working experience in the field
of nutrition, food security, or emergency response in a Humanitarian or
development organization.
Languag e: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN
language in use at the duty station and in the duty station’s language, if


–>Successful track record in advocacy, networking and inter-agency collaboration and management
–>Has worked with technical teams i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc..
–>Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
–>Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.



–>Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
–>Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
–>Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
–>Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


–>Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
–>Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
–>Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
–>Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


–>Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
–>Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
–>Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
–>Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


–>Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
–>Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
–>Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
–>Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.

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**Closing Date** : 4th Feb. 2022

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