Programme Assistant






Post Title:
Programme Assistant


Contract type:
Fixed Term


Post Grade:


Duty Station:


1 year


Date of issue:
19th July 2018


Closing Date:
1st August 2018


Organizational Background:


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.
The World Food Programme Somalia activities include food assistance for relief, emergency school feeding, nutrition and food assistance for assets creation through provision of in-kind and cash-based transfers.
This position is open to qualified Somali candidates with good knowledge of the local area. Female candidates in particular, are encouraged to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Policy Officer and overall supervision of the Head of Galkayo Sub-Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines;
Prepare registration plans in liaison with SCOPE to ensure beneficiaries are enrolled into the SCOPE system;
Assess project performance including utilization of resource and participate discussions on new or revised procedures and practices;
Conduct monitoring missions to ensure that the right entitlements go to the right beneficiaries;
Monitor pre-screening on the project site and sensitize the beneficiaries on entitlements, beneficiary selection criteria and WFP’s objectives;
Work closely with implementing partners and ensure that Cooperating Partner (CP) reports are received, reviewed and captured them into COMET platform;
Perform accurate, timely recording of data (e.g. Cooperating Partner (CP) periodic reports, CPs invoices) following corporate standards and guideline;
Prepare distribution lists and cycle creation requests for relief (Cash-based Transfer and in-kind) based in the distribution plan and ultimately share with the CAO management for their onward submission;
Regularly follow up with partners on stock balances, expiry dates, guide CPs on distributions and obtain reports as required;
Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities;
Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports to support operational decision-making;
Maintain accurate records, within the specific technical area of work;
Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary;
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;
Perform other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education:        Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.
Knowledge and skills:
At least four years of progressively responsible support experience in a field related to programme functions.
Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somali is a requirement.
Ability to facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.
Demonstrates ability to facilitate, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes. Experience in working with technical teams (Nutrition, VAM, etc.)
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit online applications through E-Recruitment using the link below:
Applications that do not meet the above requirements will be disregarded. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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