Programme Associate

at WFP - World Food Programme
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted June 10, 2019
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch



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.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of five years’ progressively responsible work experience including at least three years of work experience in programme work.

Job Responsibilities

Provide transportation of authorized personnel including translation of basic conversations from/to the local language, and/or delivery of various items/commodities following authorized routing and UN safety and security rules and regulations to ensure safe and efficient services.

Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport or other entry points and provide basic assistance with visa and customs formalities to facilitate smooth and safe entry and arrival to the authorised destinations.

Education Requirements

Successful completion of secondary school education.
Qualification/University Degree in Agriculture, Community Development, Public Health, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nutrition and related fields will be an added advantage.


Knowledge of project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation systems as well as a high level of analytical capability and excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills ability to plan and organise work , resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment and tact and ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel).
Resourcefulness and ability to use own initiative, excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with people of different cultural and national backgrounds
Ability to work in a team-based, achievement oriented work environment, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis.
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