Programme Associate, Jordan

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Jordan

City: Amman, Jordan

Office: WFP, Amman

Closing date: Sunday, 30 August 2020

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 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.


Job holders typically report to a Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office. At this level, 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. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.

Duty Station: Azraq Refugee Camp

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide technical support and assist in the development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of WFP GFA activities in Azraq refugee camp supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.

Provide specialized project management support to WFP GFA programmes in Azraq refugee camp to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets following WFP’s policies and procedures.

Support the daily operational work of the WFP GFA activities in Azraq refugee camp including holding coordination meetings with WFP cooperating partners to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities on the ground and conducting regular visits to WFP activities in the camp.

Prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. programme updates, programme status and performance, etc.) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control.

Represent WFP and actively engage in all inter-agency coordination meetings and relevant thematic sector working groups in the camp and provide regular updates to Amman Field Office.

Engage with refugees; represent WFP and support sensitization and communication with refugees at info sessions and meetings.


Conduct regular inspections of storage places and points where WFP commodities are received in order to ensure compliance with WFP policies.

Provide support to Amman field Office in managing pipeline and programme stocks for general food distributions.

Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.

Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility.

Coordinate and communicate with local partners, agencies, NGOs, government institutions and camp authorities to ensure efficient delivery of food assistance.

Support and facilitate donor missions and visits in coordination with Amman Field Office and main stakeholders.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area.

Experience : A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the related area. Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English.



Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.

Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.

Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.

Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


Tags commodities data analysis food distribution project management quality control refugees

Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.

Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.

Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.

Create an ‚I will‘/‘We will‘ spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.

Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.

Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.

Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.

Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.

Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.

Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


Capability Name

Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance

Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problems and programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers)

Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.

Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas

Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.

Emergency Programming

Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes.

Strategic Policy Engagement w/Government

Understands and applies basic principles of engagement with government counterparts at the national or local level.


Has experience in working with internal and external counterparts

Has contributed to implementation of programmes and multi-task management

Has solid writing and oral skills

Has field-based operational experience


Applications must be submitted online through WFP e-Recruitment System

Internal WFP staff can access the VA through the internal WFP CAREER page via the link:

External applicants are kindly requested to follow the link:

Make sure that you answer all mandatory questions accurately and to attach your updated CV in English.

Join WFP to be part of saving lives and changing lives:

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


30 August 2020.

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially 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.