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Programme Associate (Knowledge Management), Kathmandu (Re-Advertisement)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: UN WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-29

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"Qualified FEMALEs are preferred and encouraged to apply."


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.


The job holder will work under the supervision of Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation), receiving guidance and regular feedback from Head of Programme and other Senior Management team member.


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet WFP Nepal Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 operation needs.

Short Description


WFP Nepal’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2019-2023 will be reviewed and approved by the WFP Executive Board in its session of November 2018 and it will become effective in January 2019. It aims to contribute to five Strategic Outcomes (SOs) that are aligned to five Strategic Results of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of eight Activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the five SOs.

Under the Integrated Road Map (IRM), WFP has committed to a new way of working, linking not only all activities to the defined Strategic Outcomes, but also linking resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved.


The five Strategic Outcomes (SO) are:

  • SO 1: affected populations in Nepal have timely access to adequate food and nutrition during and in the aftermath of natural disasters and/or other shocks.
  • SO 2: Food Insecure people in targeted areas have improved nutrition throughout the key stages of the life-cycle by 2025.
  • SO 3: Vulnerable communities in remote, food-insecure areas of Nepal have improved food security and resilience to climate and other shocks by 2030.
  • SO 4: The Government of Nepal has strengthened capabilities to provide essential food security services and respond to crises by 2023.
  • SO 5: Government efforts towards achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 are supported by inclusive and coherent policy frameworks across all spheres of government by 2023.

Functional Area:            Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

Position Title:                 Programme Associate (Knowledge Management)

Type of Contract:           Service Contract (SC)

Grade:                            SC-6

Duty Station:                  Kathmandu

Duration:                        1 Year (Renewable)

Nationality:                     Nepalese ONLY


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

The Programme Associate (Knowledge Management) will be directly supervised by the Programme Policy Officer (Monitoring and Evaluation). S/he will have the overall responsibility of assisting the WFP Country Office to document the impact of the CSP activities and develop knowledge products, gather the information in relation to programme lessons learned and key findings of the monitoring and evaluation of programmes/activities and help in timely management response. The key responsibilities include:

  Knowledge management, information and analysis: 

  • Assist in data collection, compiling lessons learned, establishing case stories and other forms of knowledge products to support proper and timely documentation and knowledge sharing on impacts of WFP activities including gender and protection mainstreaming;
  • Facilitate systematic documentation and analysis of good practices, lessons learned, and measures adopted to overcome challenges including gender and protection issues, so that the Programme Unit identify strategic and practical responses to effectively manage the WFP activities;
  • Assist M&E officer on research, baseline, midline and end line survey, impact study etc and result-based reporting of WFP supported activities.
  • Support in consolidating the key gaps identified by regular monitoring of activities and the recommendations of the monitoring to help the Strategic Outcome managers, Activities managers and other programme teams make necessary adjustment and changes in programme modality/design.
  • Assist the communication and programme team to disseminate the WFP’s programme; monitoring and evaluation related knowledge products among the wide range of stakeholders;
  • Provide technical support to integrate gender, protection and accountability concerns and result-based management (RBM) approach into the project management cycle;
  • Support Country Office Programme Policy Officer (Gender, Inclusion, Protection and AAP), M&E team members and partners to integrate the protection and gender considerations into all monitoring, evaluation and analysis frameworks, activities and outputs;
  • Support for the development of relationships with evaluation and knowledge management agencies and inter-agency fora at country level in order to exchange the programme learnings and knowledge generated from programmes;
  • Regularly collate the programme, activity and implementation related result/knowledge management, and programme management performance issues and concerns;
  • Support to analyse the trend and status of achievement of pre-defined programme results;
  • Assist in organizing and conducting M&E, knowledge management, and result-based reporting trainings for WFP and Cooperating Partner staff.
  • Undertake field travels to WFP activities locations to collect data/information for knowledge management.
  • Assist M&E Officer to develop quarterly MRE brief/bulletin, consolidate field visit and issue based monitoring reports and share with programme managers and management.  

Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area with focus on a a relevant discipline: gender studies, development studies, information management, social sciences, law, human rights, international development or related field. Higher education (Bachelor degree) is preferred.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Nepali.


  • At least 3 years of work experience in gender, protection, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation etc with field experience.
  • Knowledge of gender-transformative approaches, conflict sensitive/Do No Harm principles, and application of humanitarian protection principles;
  • Knowledge and experiences of result-based programme monitoring, reporting and knowledge management, research, and drafting reports and advocacy notes;
  • Experience in delivering trainings and debriefings;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills including ability to effectively communicate through multiple mediums;
  • Experience in implementing programme activities, networking and relationship building with government agencies and other stakeholders;
  • Experience in data analysis and database management.
  • Has worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


Knowledge & Skill

  • Must be familiar with MS office;
  • Nepali Typing skill is an asset.




  • 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.

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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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