May 01, 2019

Programme Associate (M&E), Service Contract-Level 6, Gambella (1) & Pugnido (1)

  • United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia
  • Gambela, Ethiopia
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Job Description


These jobs are based in WFP Sub-Office Gambella and Field Office Pugnido, and the Job holder will report to a Programme Policy Officer.


At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.



To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (not all-inclusive)


  • Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider 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.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, 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 specific technical area of work (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
  • Perform other related duties as required.







• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
• Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
• Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.







  • Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.



  • Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.



  • Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  • Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.



  • Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.






Education: Completion of secondary school education with a post-secondary certificate in any of the following disciplines: statistics, economics, international affairs, business administration, social sciences, and development.


Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the related business stream with experience in Programme activity.


Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English. Knowledge of the local language is added advantage.






12 months with possibility of extension 






13 MAY 2019






WFP is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates meeting the above qualifications are encouraged to apply on-line through WFP recruitment website.

This VA is open ONLY to Ethiopian Nationals.

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Please note that WFP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.






Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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.

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