Programme Associate SC6

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

United Nations World Food Programme Zambia

Vacancy title:

Programme Associate SC6

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

United Nations World Food Programme Zambia

Deadline of this Job:

Thursday, March 14 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


Job Purpose

To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet implementation of WFP programmes at the field level.

Key Accountabilities (Not All-Inclusive)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Liaise with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  6. 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.
  7. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners and national government within the specific technical area.
  8. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Other Specific Job Requirements

  • Ability to build relationships with government and other stakeholders.

Ability to operate/use MS office programmes/apps (word, excel, power point).

  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and write reports as well as engage with external relevant stakeholder such as government, UN Agencies, NGOs and private sector .
  • Understand food security vulnerability and ability to link analysis to programme design and implementation in the context of WFP programmes and CSP.

Desired Experiences For Entry Into The Role

  • Have minimum of 3 years working experience working in comparable and/or relevant position in the public service or private sector or an international organization.
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.

Education Requirement: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:

Job application procedure


Duty Station: Petauke, Eastern Zambia

Duration: 12 months

Interested candidates should send their CV

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