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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.



United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Ugand


We are seeking qualified individuals for the positions of Programme Associate (Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning), G6 based in Kampala. Selected candidates will be employed on Fixed Term.

The United Nations Workld Food Programme Food Assistance operations in Uganda is directed by in-depth food security and nutrition analysis. This food security analysis position is a critical part of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) team’s capcity to provide that function.
Under the direct supervision of the Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) Officer, the incumbent will perform specialised and/or standardised policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
  • Manage all mobile data colection, analysis and reporting (Mobile Vulnerability Assessment & Mapping mVAM) for refugee settlements;
  • Maintain a finctional 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 esnure 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 Seciruty 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 ncessary support with regard to food security and nutrition assessments and monitoring is provided;
  • Organise 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 classisfications, 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.


  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: 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.
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  • Be Decisive: 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.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.
Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
Emergency Programming Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.
Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.
  • A University degree in: Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, Development EConomicsor any other related field, obtained from a recognized institution;
  • At least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience, with at least two 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;

• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).

  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
1st August 2019

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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