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.
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
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.
Applicants must have:
- 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.