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Friday, 10 June 2016

Programme Associate


Posted By on Friday, June 10, 2016

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.

WFP Rwanda wishes to recruit a suitable candidate to fill the role of Programme Associate, based at Karongi for an initialsix month period.


Title:      Programme Associate

Level:    General Service

Type of Appointment:   Fixed-term

Duration:      6 months (renewable based on level of performance and availability of funding)

Duty Station:   Karongi

Date of closure:  20 June 2016


Job Purpose

Under the supervision of the Head of Field Office, the Programme Associate will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs in the Field Office.

Key Accountabilities
The Programme Associate  will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide technical support in development and implementation of various activities and processes within the Field office in line with the programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide specialized project management support to specific and/or defined programmes to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the Field office (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to perform accurate food security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis.

Qualification and Experience

University degree in one of the following disciplines: Business Administration, Management, Development Economics, Projects Management, Social Sciences or other related field.

Experience

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in development assistance, food aid support, education, project management and/ or administration. Experience of working on social protection including school feeding and livelihood programs is an added value.

Language Requirements

Excellent command of English or French (both written and verbal communication) and working knowledge of the other. A good level in Kinyarwanda.

Desirable Skills

  • Computer Skills : MS Office
  • Demonstrated knowledge of food security and social protection initiatives in the Rwanda context.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consistent and timely client service to meet the changing needs and expectations of clients, allowing clients to actively participate in and contribute to decisions that are relevant to their needs. Makes adjustments to services as required.
  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relations with partners and internal WFP clients.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, tact, and communication skills.
  • Ability to frequently travel within remote rural areas.
  • Please note that only short-listed candidates meeting the required qualifications will be contacted


Application procedure

Go to: http://www.wfp.org/careers/general-service

Step 1: Register and create your online CV.

Step 2:Search for the relevant title among others and click on “Description” to read the requirements and “Apply” to submit your application.

NOTE: You must complete Step 1 and 2 in order for your application to be considered for this vacancy.

Deadline for applications:  20th June 2016

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