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UN Jobs: WFP – Programme Associate (Resilience and School Feeding) G6

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status or disability.


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.


World Food Programme Cameroon implements operations in different regions of the country including Adamawa Regions In the Adamawa region, WFP has a Field Office located in Ngaoundéré (Vina division) and is responsible for operations in the region. WFP has also an Antenna located in Meiganga (Mbéré division). The Field Office is providing food assistance to about 100,000 beneficiaries assisted through General Food Assistance, Nutrition, FFA, Home Grown School Feeding and Cash Based Transfers. To better position it to serve the population assisted. This job is found in Ngaoundéré Office.


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer and the Head of Field-office, the Programme Associate will be responsible for the following duties but not limited to:

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide specialized expertise and contribute towards the development of project activities, plans and processes within the specific technical area of work, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines, including (but not limited) to provision of support for:
    • Costing and budgeting of the FFA, SAMS and HGSF activities.
    • Establishment and operationalization of programme integration and intersectoral coordination of the joint resilience project for the Field Office of Ngaoundere.
    • Integration of resilience programme into Communal Development Programmes.
    • Facilitate the promotion of schools as a platform for healthy nutrition sensitization and social and behaviour change activities for the students, school personnel and wider community.
  2. Coordinate and liaise with the Country Office and the divisions of the Ministries, and WFP counterparts on a range of complex matters to enable effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing resilience, HGSF and social protection activities, escalating matters for resolution as relevant.
  3. Support the 3PA approach especially, the CBPP and the SLP and ensure the outcomes are aligned to governmental development planning at the concerned level (regional, division and communes).
  4. Participate in relevant coordination platforms at regional level, such as Food security working group, Cash Working Group, Education Working Group and other working groups.
  5. Arrange various public events to promote and advocate resilience and social protection including School Feeding, healthy diets and nutrition-sensitive interventions.
  6. Establish, maintain, and promote effective working relationships with relevant project counterparts and stakeholders.
  7. Coordinate individual and joint field missions.
  8. Provide regular updates and reports to the Head of programme and Head of Sub-Office.
  9. Actively participate in the implementation of activities in the field (sensitization of the community on the objectives of the program, preparation of distributions, supervision of distribution sites, technical support to cooperating and financial partners)
  10. Check the conformity of distribution lists and ensure the presence of beneficiaries and their conformity on the lists.
  11. Contribution to the establishment of local committees and supervision their transition to cooperatives
  12. Supervise the work of partners with a view to respecting the commitments made and WFP’s expectations.
  13. Participate in the analysis of data and reports provided by implementing partners and ensure that they are shared with the Field-Office.
  14. Other as required.



  • 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.


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


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A higher education level (bachelor’s in Agronomy, Food Processing, Development Sciences, Education, Social, Economics, Statistics or Demography) would be an asset.

Experience: 6 years of experience in general programme, of which at least 2 years in the areas of livelihoods, food processing, post-harvest losses development, social sector, education, or cash transfers.

Knowledge & Skills:

Experience and expertise with designing, setting up and implementing self-reliance and value chains projects.

Knowledge of corporate 3PA guidance of WFP would be an advantage.

Knowledge on food processing and post-harvest losses management would be an advantage.

Experience in managing education programme would be an advantage.

Experience in the use of CBTs for emergency response through social protection systems.

Proficiency in Windows MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and MS TEAMS (Sharepoint);


Fluency (level C) in French language and Fluency (level C) or intermediate knowledge (level B) in English


• Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.). • Has contributed to implementation of programmes. • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.



September 30, 2022


All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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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