Programme Assistant (In-Kind) SC5 Damaturu
World Food Programme
Damaturu, Nigeria
1d ago

JOB PURPOSE

To perform specialized and / or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Perform specialized and / or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

2. Provide project management and / or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.

3. Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.

4. Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.

5. Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.

6. Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.

7. Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.

8. 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.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance Can facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers) Demonstrates ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Knowledge of Specialized Areas Understands basic technical concepts and data andtheir 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 / Govt Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.

OTHER SPECIFIC JOB REQUIREMENTS

This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

  • Has Supported food assistance distribution planning and implementation.
  • Familiarity with WFP monitoring & evaluation processes.
  • 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, 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.
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