Associate Program

World Food Program , Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
1st January, 2020

Job Description


The World Food Program (WFP) is the largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger in the world. WFP works for a world where every man, woman and child has constant access to enough food to lead a healthy and active life.


These jobs are found in Regional Offices (RBs), country offices (COs), regional and field offices (AOs / FOs). Position holders usually report to a program policy officer or the head of the local office.

At this level, incumbents must demonstrate responsibility and initiative in responding independently to various questions, with only general guidance. Judgment is required to deal with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Position holders are responsible for managing resources and training and coordinating support staff.


Provide specialized support in the context of gender mainstreaming in all country program activities and effective technical gender analyzes of programs (emergencies, school canteen, social protection, food security and nutrition, resilience and P4P, strengthening of capacities of government and partners that effectively respond to the need for food assistance tailored to the needs of women, men, girls and boys.


  • Provide specialized gender technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various gender activities and processes, supporting alignment with WFP's gender policy and broader program guidelines .
  • Provide specialized gender support in the design, implementation, management and monitoring and evaluation of programs to ensure that the various gender-sensitive activities are carried out within the framework of the established objectives who follow WFP's particularly gender policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of the different contracts binding the WFP to the different partners within the framework of the implementation of the activities while ensuring that gender aspects are taken into account;
  • Contribute to gender mainstreaming in the preparation of reports and data analyzes as well as the use of resources, the status of the different programs) and highlight the trends and issues that guarantee that the deliverables respect WFP standards and gender indicators.
  • Ensure and / or carry out accurate and timely recording of gender data in the specific technical field (for example, gender indicators of the various activity programs, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of the information presented to stakeholders.
  • Liaise with internal counterparts to promote effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of project activities that take gender fully into account.
  • Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to conduct accurate gender and age-related food security analyzes and to ensure effective program delivery from the perspective of gender issues;
  • Support capacity building for WFP staff, cooperation partners and the government in WFP gender policy;
  • Act as a point of contact for the resolution of a range of operational and gender related issues.
  • Supervise and / or review the work of other support staff to ensure that gender is taken into account, provide theoretical and practical advice to gender focal points to help them contribute to the achievement of gender objectives of WFP policy.
  • Follow standard program preparation practices to ensure that gender is taken into account in accordance with WFP's gender policy.
  • Attend seminars, consultation frameworks and meetings relating to gender activities in collaboration with UN agencies, the government and NGOs and associations at the request of the Program Officer or the program manager and report to them;
  • Carry out any other task requested by the supervisor.

SPECIFIC ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS :This section is optional to describe the responsibilities and additional knowledge required for the specific job.



  • Understand and communicate strategic objectives: Develops the team in the most effective way to communicate MAP strategic objectives for the team and MAP partners in the field
  • Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team work processes and productivity
  • Make the mission a source of inspiration for our team: Plan the activities and tasks of the team based on specific successes in the beneficiary communities in order to present a positive impact
  • Communicate our mission in daily actions: Explain to teammates how each unit contributes to WFP's overall mission


  • Look for ways to build people skills: Identify skills development skills such as training modules or workplace experiences for yourself, colleagues and direct reports
  • Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build relationships in your own unit
  • Develop and provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the association of junior colleagues with coaches within your own team
  • Create an “I want” / “We will do” spirit: Anticipate potential challenges and develop mitigation plans to ensure that the team achieves goals and targets


  • Encourage innovation and creative solutions: Identify opportunities to be creative in their own work and help the team to be more innovative and precise in their respective tasks and work areas
  • Focus on getting results: Monitors the team's expected results and provides feedback to ensure the results are delivered consistently and accurately
  • Make commitments and keep them: Gives specific advice to the team on planned responsibilities and tasks, while respecting their own commitment to the team
  • Be decisive: Lead by example and provide advice to junior team members when problems get worse when faced with difficult problems in the workplace or in the field


  • Connect and share between WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to carry out field missions
  • Build strong external partnerships: Set an example and provide advice to the team on how to build relationships with external partners
  • Be politically agile and adaptable: State for colleagues or direct reports the value of the contribution of other MAP teams and agency partnerships to achieve MAP goals


  • Capacity name Description of expected behavior for skill level
  • Program life cycle and food assistance Demonstrates the ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food aid problems and programs throughout the life cycle to inform the design or redesign of the quality program.
  • Transfer methods (food, cash, vouchers) Demonstrates the ability to implement, under the supervision, food aid programs implementing the full range of transfer modalities, understanding the fundamental principles that guide the selection and implementation of modalities.
  • Extensive knowledge of specialized fields Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food aid programs.
  • Emergency programming Displays the ability to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programs.
  • Strategic policy engagement with government Understands and applies the basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Education: University degree in Economics or Social Sciences or similar or three years of professional experience in the management of projects and programs.

Language: Proficiency in oral and written communication in French.


  • Work with gender-sensitive technical teams (gender analysis of food security and the vulnerability of beneficiary populations, etc.).
  • Contribute to the implementation of emergency food response or resilience programs or similar programs with a gender focus.
  • Observe or attend policy discussions.


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