Programme Associate (Cash Based Transfer) at the United Nations World Food Programme (2 Openings)

Programme Associate (Cash Based Transfer) at the United Nations World Food Programme (2 Openings)
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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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Associate (Cash Based Transfer) SC6

Requisition ID: 144630
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Slot: 2 Openings

Organizational Context

  • These jobs are found in Regional Bureaux (RBs), Country Offices (COs), Area/Field Offices (AOs/FOs). Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.
  • 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.

Job Purpose

  • The Damaturu Sub office is seeking a Programme Associate (SC6) to perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities under to the Food Assistance delivery portfolio.
  • The incumbent will operate under the direct supervision of the National Officer overseeing Activity

Key Accountabilities (Not all-inclusive)

  • Perform specialized processes and activities relating to the food assistance provision to vulnerable population, in line with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • With support from Activity 1 lead, research, set up and implement the cash and voucher based programme including operational arrangements.
  • Provide Onsight support for implementation of cash and voucher intervention including operational issues, awareness raising on program objectives and procedures, interaction with Cooperating Partners.
  • Ensure that voucher and cash programme remains compliant with all WFP policies and procedures,
  • In cooperation with Activity 1 lead, recommend ways to refine the programme and thereby improve the service offered to beneficiaries and facilitate implementation by WFP,
  • Identify lessons learnt and best practices established for use in further WFP cash & food programme interventions
  • Provide project support for cash-based transfer following established emergency response targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports relevant to the cash and voucher assistance to support planning and decision-making.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data related to the implementation of cash and voucher assistance activities, following corporate emergency programming guidelines.
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing cash and voucher assistance activities with guidance from activity lead.
  • Support communication and collaboration with internal emergency food assistance stakeholders with guidance from activity lead.
  • Act as a point for documentation and resolution of complaints relating to cash and voucher assistance.
  • Others as required.

Standard Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Completion of Secondary School Education. A post-secondary certificate in an area relevant to emergency programming/food assistance.
  • Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language. Understanding of Hausa or any other local language will be good.

Functional Capabilities
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.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role:

  • Has Supported voucher/cash assistance distribution planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with WFP monitoring and evaluation Processes.
  • Has undertaken data analysis.
  • Facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. supply chain, nutrition, VAM, protection etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with training, field support, report writing and documentation of meetings.
  • Familiarity with WFP Food assistance processes, and respective targets – particularly SDG2 and SDG17 – and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  • Familiarity with WFP’s mandate, Country Strategic Planning process, intervention modalities, programme and project lifecycle tools, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation desirable.
  • Basic understanding of technical and theoretical concepts pertinent to food assistance;
  • Strong knowledge of key State and Local government contexts and issues;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;
  • Ability to produce high-quality written outputs in the working language.
  • Understanding of basic principles of stakeholder engagement with government and other counterparts at the national or local level.
  • Appetite for exploring and experimenting with new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment.
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy.

Application Closing Date
4th August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Terms and Conditions

  • Only Nigerian nationals or holders of valid residence and work permits are eligible to apply for this position.
  • Applications are to be submitted and received online and in English language only.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Canvassing is strictly prohibited. Canvassing of any sort will lead to automatic disqualification of the concerned applicant.
  • The selected candidate will be employed on a service contract for a period of 12 months.
  • WFP offers an attractive compensation package.
  • WFP is committed to gender equality and parity and to diversity more generally, among employees across all grades, functions and contract modalities.
  • WFP offers an attractive salary and other benefits, including health insurance.
  • 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.


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