The United Nations World Food Programme 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.
These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). The job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
At this level, job holders are responsible for technical work including the planning, implementation and co-ordination of activities that require thorough understanding of programme/project context, issues and ability to apply a range of guidelines/practices. They independently handle a wide range of specialized programme or policy support activities and may be involved in analytical work. Work performed typically has a substantial impact affecting other parts of the programme. Job holders demonstrate initiative in the identification and resolution of a wide range of issues/problems, and effectively handle unforeseen situations. They may act as technical focal points in the area of vulnerability assessment and analysis. Job holders set objectives, resolve wide-ranging issues and unforeseen problems, supervise and coach a team of support staff within an area of responsibility.
To provide effective coordination and specialized support to a full range of policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Evidence, Policy and Innovation (EPI) Unit and the direct supervision of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer, the incumbent will responsible for following specific duties and responsibilities:
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area. Completion of a Master's degree in the related functional area (e.g., Engineering, Agriculture, Environment, Water Resources, Statistics) is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in the UN language in use at the duty station and in the duty station, if different.
OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS
This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
How to Apply:
Only the candidates meeting the above requirements are requested to submit an online application by 19 November 2018.
To apply, please visit http://www1.wfp.org/careers/job-openings
External Link: Senior Programme Associate
Candidates are requested to Create an account in system before applying. Candidate's UN Personal Histoty Form (P11), curriculum vitae (CV) and applications will be registered allowing profile updates, apply for a job through wfp career website.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The organization reserves the right to cancel or postpone the whole recruitment process without providing any reasons whatsoever.
No telephone enquiries will be entertained.
Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
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.
The World Food Programme is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security.