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  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Moroto
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-02-24

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Project Coordinator - Digital Support - Nutrition

Moroto (Uganda)



18 February 2018 to  24 February 2018


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 Project Coordinator (PC),will play a pivotal role in ensuring a high level of coordination, collaboration and joint implementation with WFP-UNICEF as well as cooperating partners and the MoH to achieve effective implementation. The position will require 70% field base to oversee project roll out with an anticipated 30% travel to Kampala, to support CO coordination issues related directly to the project.


The Project Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for the operational roll-out of the inception phase of the SCOPE-CODA implementation pilot in the district of Moroto, Karamoja scheduled to be launched on February 2018. The PC will oversee project inception, including operational setup, day to day implementation and ensuring the project supports WFP Uganda processes and procedures

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. Provide technical support, to ensure the nutrition APP is functional. As required work with CO, RBN and HQ technical support to adjust the implementation plan as required to ensure effective roll out of the APP.
  2. Provide regular programmatic updates, including the presentation of the captured data to relevant stakeholders.
  3. Provide overall administrative and operational (day to day) support to the project implementation
  4. Develop and update project implementation and operational plans for execution of the pilot
  5. Produce activity and progress report against the scheduled activities of the project
  6. Lead a project coordination task force of various stakeholders (MoH, District, UNICEF, AFI, CUAAM) for the smooth implementation of the project
  7. Engage with all technical units of WFP for a coordinated, effective and smooth implementation of the project
  8. Document lessons learned from the pilot to inform scale-up plans under the [long-term] KNP
  9. Drawing on the SCOPE-CODA implementation and coordination experience, provide inputs to the beneficiary information assistance and management (BIAM) systems strategy for Karamo


  10. Standard Operating procedures for SCOP CODA developed
  11. Training Manuals and training plan for all staffs developed
  12. Launch the SCOPE for Nutrition Project
  13. Develop Coordination mechanism for the project



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives : Utilizes understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives to communicate linkages to team objectives and work.
  • Be a force for positive change : Proactively identifies and develops new methods or improvements for self and immediate team to address work challenges within own work area.
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team : Identifies opportunities to further align individual contributions with WFP’s mission of making an impact on local communities.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions : Helps colleagues to see the link between their individual tasks and the contributions of their unit’s goals to the broader context of WFP’s mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills : Is able to identify, support and encourage focused on-the-job learning opportunities to address gaps between current skillsets and needed future skillsets for WFP.
  • Create an inclusive culture : Recognizes the contributions of teammates, and encourages contributions from culturally different team mates to recognise the value of diversity above and beyond just including it in programming for beneficiaries.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback : Provides and solicits ongoing constructive feedback on strengths and development opportunities to help develop individual skills, whilst also helping others identify areas for improvement.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit : Sets clear targets for self and others to focus team efforts in ambiguous situations (e.g., unprecedented issues and/or scenarios)


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions : Thinks beyond team’s conventional approaches to formulate creative methods for delivering food aid and assistance to beneficiaries. 
  • Focus on getting results : Maintains focus on achieving individual results in the face of obstacles such as volatile or fragile environments and/or organizational roadblocks.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments : Takes personal accountability for upholding and delivering upon team’s commitments and provides assurance to stakeholders.
  • Be Decisive : Demonstrates ability to adjust to team’s plans and priorities to optimize outcomes in light of evolving directives, while also responding quickly in high-pressure environments, such as in emergency settings.


  • Connect and share across WFP units : Demonstrates an understanding of when and how to tactfully engage other units in conversations on impact, timing, or planning
  • Build strong external partnerships : Networks regularly with key external partners using formal and informal opportunities to understand each partner’s unique value proposition, and to build and strengthen relationships  
  • Be politically agile & adaptable : Demonstrates ability to adapt engagement approach in the context of evolving partner circumstances and expectations 
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships : Demonstrates ability to articulate to internal and external audiences the value that individual contributions and immediate teams bring to partnerships.


Capability Name

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Displays ability to identify the main hunger problem at the national or subnational level to design and implement context-specific programmes that integrate complex analysis and the full range of food assistance tools.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Voucher)

Demonstrates the ability to design, implement, monitor and provide oversight over effective and efficient programmes deploying different transfer modalities.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized areas (i.e. Nutrition, VAM, etc.)

Demonstrates the ability to interpret basic data in the context of WFP specialised fields to contribute to technical programme design, implementation and monitoring.

Emergency Programming

Displays ability to translate understanding of programme principles in emergencies and protracted conflict situations into relevant, effective, and context specific approaches

Strategic Policy Engagement w/ Government

Develops thorough recommendations using multiple inputs (e.g., government counsel, research, own experience) to strengthen national or subnational entities and government owned food and nutrition security programmes..


Education: Bachelor’s Social Sciences, ICT, Development Studies, and any field in the   humanities. Post graduate qualification in International relation, management is an added advantage.

Experience: 3 + years’ experience in IT project / IT service delivery role.

3+ years in a Team Leader / Project Coordination role.

5+ years’ experience with digital solutions / innovations. Field based experience preferable.

Knowledge:   Highly knowledgeable in SCOPE implementation, IT skills and coordination capabilities & skills         of multi sectoral dimension to the

Languages:    Fluent in both Written and Spoken English


24 February 2018

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