Programme Assistant at WFP, Qamishli, Syria

Deadline: 27 March 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant (Livelihood & VAM) in Qamishli, Syria. The duration of this post is 1 year.

The Programme Assistant is responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Conduct vulnerability and food needs assessments according to guidelines provided by the Country Office.
  • Gather relevant food security information from key sources in difficult to reach areas through innovative means and according to guidelines provided by the Country Office.
  • Verify data reliability and support data entry of food security assessments and market prices.
  • Coordinate regular collection of market prices according to specifications provided by the Country Office.
  • Prepare regular food security updates on areas of operation under the Field Office.
  • Support the development of livelihoods and resilience programming in the area of operation.
  • Liaise with the concerned authorities, partners and other stakeholders on livelihoods and resilience building projects.
  • Undertake project identification, development, monitoring and technical supervision of livelihoods projects.
  • Assess the training needs of relevant partner staff and support the design and implementation of appropriate capacity development training.
  • Prepare regular implementation progress reports on livelihoods projects.
  • Contribute to documenting lessons learnt and best practices in livelihood and resilience building programming in area of operation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Completion of secondary school education.
  • A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
  • 4 years of progressively responsible programme or operations field work in community, or area development, of which at least 1 year was closely related to food security, local development, early recovery, livelihood or environment programme functions.
  • Fluency (level C) in English language and Arabic language.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at WFP.