Job Opportunity : Programme Associate

Job Opportunity : Programme Associate

Job Title: Programme Associate

Job Level: G6 (General Service) | Fixed Term Contract

Number of openings: 01

Unit/ Division: Programme

Contract duration: 12 months

Duty station: Ngaoundéré

About WFP

Assisting almost 100 million people in around 83 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

Our mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Organisational context

In Cameroon, the WFP Cameroon Country Strategic Plan [CSP] (2018 – 2021) endeavours to ensure that targeted food-insecure and vulnerable populations benefit from more sustainable and inclusive food systems and increased resilience to shocks to meet their food and nutrition needs. Under this CSP, WFP will design and implement interventions to address food and nutrition security challenges, from production through to consumption. In line with the CSP, WFP will apply its vast comparative advantages including experiences in delivery of food assistance to hundreds of thousands of the most vulnerable in timely, innovative, cost effective and sustainable ways, its deep field presence, logistics and supply chain, partnerships and relationships with national and regional authorities to; a) strengthen national systems and capacities to deliver food and nutrition security; b) contribute to greater efficiency in crisis response interventions; c) ensure access to nutritious food rather than provision while building the national capacities and systems for social protection, emergency preparedness and response and government-led programmes and services; and d) increase resilience by focusing on food systems rather than access to food, through development of integrated solutions that can be scaled up by Government and the private sector.

What will you do?

At this position, you will provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Why work with us?
  • WFP provides food assistance to more than 86 million people in 83 countries, including Cameroon. Your work will have a positive impact on lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.
  • You will join a diverse team of professionals and will have an opportunity to exchange your experiences with your colleagues and continuously learning from each other.
  • WFP invests in the training and development of its employees through a range of training, accreditation, mentorship and other programs as well as through international mobility opportunities.
  • Our team is growing nationally and internationally and the timing to join us cannot be better!
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Key Responsibilities (not all-inclusive, nor exhaustive):

Under the overall guidance of the Head of Field Office, you will be technically supervised by the Programme Policy Officer. You will:
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Provide technical guidance and assist in developing project and context specific monitoring plans that are risk based and focus on measuring results;
  • Provide technical support for outcome measurement analysis as appropriate.
Qualifications and Key requirements

Education: Completion of secondary school education (GCE Advanced level or Baccalaureate). A bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agroeconomic, Monitoring and Evaluation, political Sciences, Food Security, International Relations, Business Administration, Information management and Communications will be an asset.

Experience: Over 3 years of relevant experience in Agriculture, Agroeconomic, Monitoring and Evaluation, political Sciences, Food Security, International Relations, Business Administration, information management and communications.

Knowledge & Skills:
Proficient in the use of office equipment and computer software packages such as Microsoft Word.
Knowledge of work routines and methods to complete processes under minimal supervision.
Ability to offer guidance or basic on-the-job training to more junior staff.

Languages: Fluency in French and good working knowledge of English.

Deadline for application

Date: 01st February 2021 at 11:59 PM.

This position open to Cameroonian nationals only

Terms and Conditions

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