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Intern - School Based Programmes (SBP), SSA3, KOTIDO

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-28

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WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism,  talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.


United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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 emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.


The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger.  It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.

Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests, and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.

WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) in joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities and establishing partnerships with other development partners.


WFP in Karamoja focuses on the following areas: Nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes to treat and prevent malnutrition and reduce stunting; Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities;  Ensuring school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food, nutrition and health needs and including increasing enrolment and attendance; Working with the government and partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food security and increase a marketable surplus;  Deploying targeted relief assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food security and nutrition assessments; and Strengthening government’s shock-responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja.

WFP programmes in Karamoja use food and cash to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.

On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 1 million people in Karamoja sub region.


To support the implementation of school based programmes including planning, monitoring, coordinating, and implementing the school feeding program to enhance elevate literacy levels in Karamoja and improve health and nutrition amongst school going children.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Programme Management


  1. Assist in the planning, creation and implementation of various activities and processes on the feeding - interventions for schools aligned to the WFP school feeding strategy of 2020.
  2. Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems faced in the execution of feeding interventions in schools.
  3. Oversee the work of the DLGs/Schools and school feeding focal points at region/district providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and timelines.
  4. Support in identification of capacity gaps, organizing and conducting of capacity building activities/workshops for government stakeholders, school feeding focal points and others on various project related aspects.
  5. Identify and implement community engagement strategies to ensure to improve education, health, and Nutrition outcomes in the Karamoja region.
  6. Prepare termly call forwards/ food release notes to ensure that all schools receive both Food items and Nonfood items timely.



Programme Monitoring:

  1. Regularly visit schools to monitor the implementation of the school feeding project, identify the gaps in implementation and suggest actionable solutions to the school feeding programme in the region
  2. Represent field offices in community, sub-county and some district meetings on issues related to Education. 
  3. Organize and undertake field missions to monitor the implementation the school feeding activities.
  4. Collect and collate information within school feeding program to demonstrate best practices.
  5. Monitor, update and track operational data related to the implementation and delivery of food, non-food commodities to school/project sites.
  6. Provide data and information for internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  7. Support the capturing of SBP monitoring data in corporate systems.
  8. Support and participate in all school feeding programme related assessments within the region/Field office.


Documentation and Knowledge Management:

  1. Document monthly SBP progress reports and share with the relevant programme teams.
  2. Support in aggregation and classify the best approach of execution for wider dissemination.
  3. Document success stories/Human interest stories related to School Feeding programme.


  1. Support the Field offices/Area office with the various capacity building activities for government counterparts based on the need of the program implementation plan.
  2. Liaise with all stakeholders for timely implementation and speedy resolution of issues identified in the school feeding programme (district counterparts, school administrators, internal colleagues, and other partners)
  3. Participate in the preparation of donor missions, workshops, coordination meetings and other relevant events related to school feeding program.
  4. Work cooperatively with all concerned units to support effective and efficient implementation of school feeding activities.
  5. Support integration of SBP with other WFP programme activities in Karamoja.
  6. Support in implementation of WFP Uganda Country Strategic Plan (CSP) through ensuring that cross- cutting issues such as nutrition-sensitivity, gender and diversity inclusion, protection and accountability, environmental protections, and capacity development, are integrated throughout the portfolio and within the office, and to ensure equal participation and consideration of women and men, boys and girls, and people living with specific needs and/or disabilities.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.


Knowledge and Skills:  Ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect Education, health, Nutrition amongst school going children and adolescents to inform quality programme design or re-design. 

Ability to exhibit high level of creativity and innovation to design and implement Education/School feeding programmes with Karamoja context in mind.

Demonstrated understanding of basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to school feeding programme/Education programming. Demonstrated understanding and application of basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the sub-national and community level.


Education:  Completed University degree in the year 2019 and above in one of the following disciplines Social sciences with specialization in community work, Development studies, Agriculture and Education from a recognized university.

Experience: At least one year of experience in development programme, Community engagement and mobilization and Education. Experience working with communities at different levels, and in working in urban areas, and/or in challenging rural contexts, and/or working in Karamoja would be an asset.


Fluency in written and oral English language.  Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.



Female candidates are highly 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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