Programme Associate at WFP, Kampala, Uganda

Deadline: 1 August 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Associate in Kampala, Uganda.

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The Programme Associate will perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The Programme Associate will perform following functions:

  • Manage all mobile data collection, analysis and reporting (Mobile Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping mVAM) for refugee settlements.
  • Maintain a functional mVAM database and expand mVAM to all refugee settlements.
  • Work closely with the ICT unit to ensure the mVAM database is running on a safe, secure and robust platform and the backup of the database is done regularly and an appropriate disaster recivery mechanism is in place.
  • Establish an effective system to follow up with mobile data service provider(s) and ensure that quality data on key food security indicators is collected.
  • Visit WFP databases on a weekly basis to ensure that the data is available; check the data for consistency and provide feedback to field offices on any issues of concern.
  • Support the implementation of the two-way communication through the Interactive Voice Response (IVR).
  • Actively participate in the planning, training, data collection, report writing and dissemination of the annual Food Security and Nutrition Assessments in Karamoja and Teso sub-regions and refugee settlements and hosting areas.
  • Keep in touch with Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (AMEL) team to ensure that all the necessary support with regard to food security and nutrition assessments and monitoring is provided.
  • Organize trainings, as needed, for the Country Office, field offices and partner staff.
  • Prepare a range of reports and data analyses.
  • Build and maintain GIS databases and use GIS software to analyse the spatial and non-spatial information through the use of mapping software.
  • Produce maps showing the spatial distribution of various kinds of data, including food security classifications, beneficiary numbers, etc.
  • Provide support to specific and/or defined programmes.
  • Perform any other additional tasks assigned by the VAM Officer and Head of AMEL unit.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • University degree in: Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Development Economics or any other related field, obtained from a recognized institution.
  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible experience, with at least 2 years in Food Security analysis, monitoring, mVAM and database management related functions.
  • A strong statistical background that will facilitate the use of complex and rigorous analytical methods, including principal components analysis, different sampling strategies etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under minimum supervision.
  • Strong English Written and Oral Communications skills.
  • Strong compute skills and knowledge and experience in using quantitative analysis techniques including SPSS, Tableau and Stata.
  • Experience in the use of ArcGIS and use of GPS.
  • Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WFP.

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