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Programme Associate - Self Reliance, SC6, Cox's Bazar

Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Cox's Bazaar (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-11

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WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.


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.


In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, WFP provides life-saving assistance to more than 840,000 Rohingya refugees. WFP supports the self-reliance of Rohingya refugees by implementing homestead agriculture and skills development activities. Throughout the next year, WFP will scale up this intervention to reach more than 40,000 families throughout the refugee camps. New approaches will be tested to diversify and strengthen the project design


WFP is seeking a qualified candidate to support the implementation of this scale up in the field, covering all operational areas, and assisting the Programme Officer in planning, development of guidelines, and timely implementation of activities.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Programme and Operations:

  • Ensure programmatic activities are delivered timely to the desired quality in the field;
  • Ensure there is efficient distribution of cash and in-kind donations to beneficiaries;
  • Liaise with partners and internal counterparts to gather feedback and comments to support programme reviews and improve services.
  • Design and prepare detailed monitoring plans, case studies, qualitative and quantitative reports, including recommended follow-up actions to ensure program goals are achieved;
  • Maintains good relationship with all relevant partners and stakeholders, including concerned government authorities.
  • Collect and summarise data, collaborating with implementing partners where required, conduct analysis and prepare reports in order to support programme reviews and informative decision-making;
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Team leader, or by Head of the Unit.

Team Management:

Provides capacity building to support to more junior staff based in the field.

Other Duties:Provide technical and operational advice

  • Ensure that there is close coordination with other programme units and other stakeholders, sharing and receiving technical and other forms of assistance as appropriate
  • Any other duty assigned by supervisor/management


  • 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.

Education: Minimum Graduation or equivalent degree in a relevant field or discipline such as Social Science, geographic sciences, humanities, political science, Communications.

Experience: 5 years of work experiences with minimum of 3 years of experience in humanitarian programmes

Language: Excellent written and oral/communications skills in both English and Bangla. Fluency in Chittagonian language highly preferred.

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Familiarity with conducting/designing agriculture-based livelihood interventions;
  • Familiarity with the special context of Cox’s Bazar.
  • Experience in income generating activities, and empowerment activities for the poor and vulnerable;
  • Experience organizing and delivering training sessions
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, under stressful and time-critical circumstances
  • Demonstrated openness in sharing information and keeping people informed
  • Cultural and Gender awareness and sensitivity

Contract Type           : Service Contract

Contract Duration     : 12 months

Duty Station              : Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Nationality                 : Bangladeshi only

Monthly Net Salary   : BDT  103,091

Number of post: 2 (TWO)


11 December 2019


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

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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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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