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Programme Associate (School Feeding), Garoowe, Somalia


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.

Posting Dates

Date of Issue: 25th May 2023 Closing Date: 7th June 2023

Why Join WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes.

This position is open to qualified Somali candidates. Female candidates, in particular, are encouraged to apply.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of school meals activities and processes ensuring alignment with WFP policies and procedures. Prepare monthly distribution plans and verify planned movements and distribution of food or non-food items. Support efforts to address findings from school monitoring visits as well as reviews and evaluations. Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g., food needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. Work closely with implementing partners and ensure that data and reports are received timely, reviewed, and captured in relevant corporate platforms. Participate in school assessments and any other school feeding missions. Coordinate and liaise with partners (government, UN agencies, NGOs) in the implementation of the school feeding programme to ensure effective delivery. In collaboration with the WFP Logistics team, ensure liaison between the beneficiaries (school leaders, parent committees, pupil representatives) and retailers. Support the capacity building of government, WFP staff and cooperating partners within the technical area. Participate in Education Cluster coordination meetings and share situational updates with partners. Act as a point of contact for the resolution of a range of operational queries and problems around school feeding. Support integration of protection, gender, and other cross-cutting issues in all areas of work. Oversee and/or review the work of other support staff, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Completion of secondary school education and A certified university degree in areas of social sciences, development studies, agriculture, nutrition, economics, or statistics.

Experience: A minimum of six years of progressive experience in food security, nutrition, data collection, analysis, and reporting. emergency assistance and humanitarian programmes.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Somalia language is a requirement.

Knowledge and skills:

  •  A sound understanding of the social, economic, political, and cultural environments impacting food security, nutrition, and livelihoods in Somalia.
  •  Experience in coordination, planning, and managing food and nutrition security programmes for results.
  •  Experience in building and managing partnerships with government, local community counterparts, donors, or other stakeholders.
  •  Good communication skills, both written and verbal. Prior experience working in the UN or NGO setting is an advantage.
  •  Willing to undertake periodic missions to remote field locations in support of programme implementation?


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


1 Year (Initial)


7th June ,2023

WFP does not charge any application fee.

WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.


Office: WFP in Garowe