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Organization: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on three priority areas: Saving lives in Emergencies; Building Resilience through Predictable Safety Nets; Improving Nutrition & Mother-and Child Health; and Supporting Small Holder Farmers to Access Markets. WFP has operations in various parts of the Country.
Job Summary:   The Programme Assistant (Data Analysis/Management – COMET) will perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Be the Uganda Country Office Administrator managing users, creating new accounts and disabling those that have left, updating user profiles;
  • Enter all Field Level Agreements (FLAs) in COMET (including other outputs) by liasing with the FLA team and Field/Area Office Focal Points
  • Ensure timely receipt of the distribution reports and enter data in the COMET platform;
  • Review the accuracy of the data in COMET and run and analyse various COMET reports as may be required from time to time;
  • Support technical units in COMET related functions e.g. other out put plans, needs based plans, completion reports;
  • Create/activate project properties (demographics, rations and assistance calendars), ensure master data is updated and deactivate when no longer in use;
  • Responsible for the reconciliation of dispatch/distribution data (COMET – LESS) and make regular status reports
  • Develop SoPs to manage access and use of COMET;
  • Ensure the Log Frame Other Output, Needs-Based Plans data are captured in COMET;
  • Support Field/Area offices including training in COMET for new users and refresher courses for continuing users;

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UN World Food Programme (WFP) Programme Assistant (Data Analysis/Management – COMET) job placement should hold a Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas obtained from a recognised education institution: Statistics, Economics, or related sciences.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant working experience in database management functions;
  • Working knowledge of any/all the following data management tools: PHP, MySQL, SQL, HTML, JavaScript.
  • Good command of writing skills
  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Actively contributed to the implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.
  • 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.
NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.
Deadline: 14th March 2019



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