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Programme Assistant (School Feeding) SC5,Cox's Bazar

Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Nutrition
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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Are you ready to change lives and save the lives of the world's most vulnerable people?

If yes, this opportunity is for you!


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 a leading organization delivering food assistance and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We also support governments of developing countries in their efforts to eliminate hunger and malnutrition by addressing the underlying causes and disparities in access to food and good nutrition to ensure that no one is left behind in line with the Agenda 2030, Sustaining Peace and Agenda for Humanity. WFP is particularly focused on Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) and Goal 17 (Partnerships). Delivering on our mandate of Zero Hunger requires us to have a diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced workforce.

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to WFP is recognition that ending hunger is a critical first step towards global peace. WFP recognizes that one of the greatest contributions it can make to humanity is to provide a voice to the 690 million hungry people in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize gives us a platform to make their needs heard and to mobilize support for the assistance they need. 



The Bangladesh Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2017-2020 approved by the WFP Executive Board in its first session of 2017 became effective on 1 April 2017. It aims to contribute to four Strategic Outcomes that are aligned to four Strategic Results of SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for Development). A total of 13 activities are planned to be implemented to achieve the contributions to the five Strategic Outcomes.
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 the resources used for implementing the activities to the results achieved.
The five strategic outcomes are:

SO1: Vulnerable groups in rural and urban settings are supported by enhanced national actions to improve their nutrition indicators in line with national targets by 2020;
SO 2: The most vulnerable population of Cox’s Bazar, the Chittagong Hill Tracts and disaster-stricken areas have enhanced food security and nutrition;
SO 3: Innovative approaches to enhance the resilience of food insecure households exposed to climate-related shocks and stresses are validated by 2020; and
SO 4: The humanitarian response system for large-scale natural disasters in Bangladesh can respond with reduced cost and lead-time.
SO 5: Humanitarian and development partners in Bangladesh have access to reliable services in the areas of supply chain and emergency telecommunications during crises.

In line with Strategic Objective 1 and Strategic Objective 2, WFP is leading a consortium in the implementation and management of a US funded school feeding programme in Cox’s Bazar. This three-year programme requires strong accountability to donors in the areas of programme, procurement monitoring and evaluation and finance. It is envisioned that, at the end of the three years, the programme will be handed over to the Government of Bangladesh




At this level, job holders are responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. Job holders are able to recommend a course of action to staff at various levels and may allocate tasks to other support staff. They work under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects.
The incumbent  must have the motivation to work in the field/camps; needed to frequently visit the camps/field. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


This job is located in Cox’s Bazar and reports to Sr. Programme Associate. The incumbent  will be responsible for following duties :   

  • Coordinate WFP’s school feeding programme operations (school meals, logistics, CS activities, WASH and nutrition in schools, food safety etc) to ensure school feeding operations run smoothly and programme accountability and assurance is consistent. 
  • Conduct Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) at the school level and provide feedback to school on the spot for improvement and corrective measures
  • Support in designing and implementing emergency programmes related to school feeding as dictated by the context and need. 
  • Work across teams to enhance the planning, delivery and measurement of programme quality, including the implementation of oversight and evaluation related actions, strong programme documentation and the identification of gaps and solutions. 
  • Participate in Country Office and other sub office coordination mechanisms to strengthen operational coordination for effective implementation. 
  • Organise and participate in regular field missions to provide oversight and support to school feeding operations in the field.
  • Oversee WFP’s school feeding operational partnerships to support cohesive results, including operational partnerships with NGOs, government and UN agencies. 
  • Assist in  compliance with donor and corporate requirements including regular donor reporting, workplans, missions and other requests. 
  • Support the enhancement of WFP’s school-based programmes through the integration of gender, AAP, disability, environment as cross cutting themes.
  • Provide guidance for cooperating partners on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete monitoring tasks .
  • Receive and collect comments and feedback from cooperating partners, beneficiaries, and beneficiaries, to support identifying programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance where necessary.
  • Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis
  • Perform other duties as per requirement 



EDUCATION: University degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) and/or post-graduate in  English, Education, Social Science or any other relevant field. Advanced professional degree in education is preferable.

EXPERIENCE: : At least four years of progressive responsible work experience where two years’ experience in :

⦁    Primary Education
⦁    Implementation of literacy program
⦁    Partners’ activity monitoring

Experience working directly on academic improvement and enhancing the capacity of teachers will be considered as an asset. 

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS: Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing, spreadsheet and other WFP standard software packages and systems eg. COMET. General knowledge of UN system administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures in the area of administration

  •  Responsible for monitoring of programme interventions 
  • Work closely with logistics unit to monitor monthly resource release and pipeline
  • All tasks related to cooperating partner workplan payments and paperwork 

LANGUAGE : Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Bangla . 



Type of Contract           : Service Contract (SC5)

Duty Station                   : Cox's Bazar , Bangladesh

Contract Duration          : 12 months

Monthly Salary              : BDT. 96,089

No of Post                      : 2 


26 September 2021 ( Sunday) 23:59 GMT 

This vacancy announcement is for Bangladeshi Only  and short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply through the WFP careers website: LINK



Female applicants and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organisation. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection & recruitment process, and for work-related needs upon joining the Programme. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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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