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Programme Associate( M&E/ OIM) GS6

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  • Post Date: April 6, 2020
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Job Overview

The United Nations World Food Programme 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.

Under the guidance of the Head of Field Office and Programme Officer M and E, the Programme Associate M$ E and OIM (Operations Information Management) will provide effective specialized support and technical analysis related to monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure WFP programmes generate quality evidence on the processes, outputs and outcomes of WFP’s food assistance activities on the lives of beneficiaries.


At this level, job holders would be responsible for technical work including the planning, implementation and co-ordination of activities that require thorough understanding of programme/project context, issues and ability to apply a range of guidelines and practices. The incumbent will handle a wide range of specialized programme or policy support activities and involved in analytical work independently handle. The job holder should demonstrate initiative in the identification and resolution of a wide range of issues and effectively handle unforeseen situations.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (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 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 utilisation, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.
  • Ensure and or perform timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work.
  • 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 ensure timely delivery of assistance.
  • Support the capacity building of WFP staff, Cooperating Partners and National Government within technical area.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within specific area of responsibility.
  • Oversee and review 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.


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.


Results Expected: 

  • Well organised, complete and accurate reports, records and/or data, put together independently with only general guidance.

Critical Success factors: 

  • Sound judgment; ability to extract, interpret, analyse and format data and to resolve operational problems.
  • Ability to work with minimum of supervision; to supervise and train support staff;
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Coordinate the documentation of success stories, lessons learnt and best practices; and lead in donor missions
  • Monthly reports produced and submitted.


  1. Completion of a post-secondary qualification in the related functional area.  A degree in in Economics, Food Security, Statistics, Data Science, Public Health/Nutrition, Geography, Social Science or other related field will be a distinct advantage.
  2. Knowledge of food security and livelihood assessment conceptual frameworks.
  3. At least 6 years experience experience with International/national humanitarian or development agencies in the field of project implementation. Field experience essential. Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  4. Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  5. Experience of working with government and I/NGOs at the local level in governance, livelihoods, food security, nutrition, education, and climate change sector;
  6. Must have training and/or experience utilizing computers including word processing, spreadsheet and other software packages.
  7. Ability to interpret and analyse a wide range of programme issues and statistical information and to maintain accurate precise records
  8. Competency in communication and reporting in English and Ndebele and or Shona languaages


  • Demonstrate ability to implement, under guidance, humanitarian and resilience building programmes with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to implement new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  • Experience in utilising computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other standard WFP software packages and systems.
  • Has experience in implementing, monitoring and reporting on food and cash assistance related programmes
  • Has experience working in data management systems
  • Has experience working in both emergency and development context.


Qualified candidates are requested to submit their application via E- Recruitment  attaching a signed application letter and a signed Personal History Form (P11) available at are also requested to submit a Curriculum Vitae.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the recruitment processes.



Applicants are requested to submit their applications on or before the closing date of 15 April  2020.

Female applicants who are qualified and have relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply

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