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Senior Programme Associate (Disaster Risk Management) G7

Phnom Penh

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Phnom Penh
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-7, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Administrative support
    • Security policy
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed


Vacancy Announcement

WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities 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. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.


Job Title: Senior Programme Associate – (Disaster Risk Management)

Type of contract: Fixed term appointment

Duration: One year (renewable)

Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Vacancy Number: 827385

Date of Publication: 26 May 2023

Deadline of Application: 9 June 2023

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Cambodia Only


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.


In line with the strategic direction of the new CSP (2024-2028), the disaster risk management unit requires to fill the role of Senior Programme Associate under Fixed Term Appointment at G7 to support WFP’s capacity strengthening activities in areas of national and subnational disaster risk management. This includes management of the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF)’s secretariat, which WFP co-chairs, to support humanitarian coordination efforts in the country.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  1. In close cooperation with WFP’s Research, Analysis and Monitoring (RAM) unit, ensure WFP’s key government counterparts (i.e., NCDM, MoSAVY, MoWRAM and others) have progressively increased capacities to incorporate data-driven analytical tools, such as vulnerability and risk maps, into disaster management decision-making at all levels.
  2. Proactively explore opportunities for testing / piloting and institutionalizing modern technologies and innovations in the emerging areas of work, such as impact-based forecasting or anticipatory action, in programmatically feasible ways and in line with overarching government policies, plans and considerations.
  3. As required, co-design and/or facilitate workshops, trainings, simulations and other capacity-building exercises with WFP’s national and sub-national government counterparts and other stakeholders.
  4. Act as lead coordinator of the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF), which is co-led by WFP, including organization of regular all-member and thematic working group meetings, liaising with relevant government ministries, UN agencies and civil society; preparing situation reports as needed; and sharing EPR-related knowledge products during both normal and crisis situations.
  5. Coordinate closely with WFP’s Social Protection unit and support in the development and management of activities related to shock-responsive social protection in line with WFP’s integrated risk management strategy.
  6. In case of an emergency, support with coordinating relief efforts, alignment, and communication with national disaster management authorities, in line with WFP’s response engagement priorities (e.g., cash-based transfers, logistical support, non-food items, etc.).
  7. Perform other activities to support programme operations as required. 


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary degree (B.A or higher) in the related functional areas are desirable. 


•    Minimum of 7 years of progressive work experience in disaster management, climate adaptation or related field
•    Proven track-record delivering government capacity-building and systems strengthening programs at national and sub-national levels
•    Demonstrated experience applying innovations and data-driven analytics into national governance systems, preferably in relation to climate change adaptation and resilience-building
•    Experience managing donor-funded programmes in relevant fields, preferably at a UN agency or INGO
•    Experience coordinating multi-stakeholder forums and representation vis-à-vis external partner


  • Proficiency in both oral and written communication skills in English and Khmer

All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:  

  • Leading by example with integrity,  
  • Driving results and delivering on commitments,  
  • Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,  
  • Applying strategic thinking,  
  • Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.  


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via ( Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action. 


Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations: 

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.  If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs. 

This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP. 


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, 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.


WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as per the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. It works to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

In the period 2019-2023, through the Country Strategic Plan (CSP), WFP Cambodia will contribute to achieving Zero Hunger by promoting access to nutritious diets through home grown school feeding and improving climate smart food production and transformation capacities of small holder farming communities. WFP will help set standards and guidelines for food transformation to satisfy the increasing demand for nutritious processed and convenient foods. WFP will leverage its subnational presence and existing implementation relationships to build scalable models for replication nationally, and enable subnational counterparts’ hands-on learning in intervention planning, management and implementation.

Further, WFP will support national and subnational disaster and climate change risk management and assist national strategic direction and coordination on food security, nutrition and social protection through enhanced information systems, knowledge management, and public-private and south-south partnerships.


WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. 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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