Programme Associate, Tripoli, Libya

Organization: WFP - World Food Programme

Country: Libya

City: Tripoli

Office: WFP Tripoli, Libya

This position is based in Tripoli-Libya

Only Libyan nationals can apply

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.


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

Experience: Six or more years of progressively responsible work experience in the relative business stream with experience in general administrative work

Knowledge & Skills: Ability to follow standard business support processes and procedures; Proficient Knowledge and usage of standard office software packages; Good attention to details; proficient knowledge and usage of information and data management systems.


The World Food Programme (WFP) has been providing emergency relief in Libya since April 2011, when conflict caused the economic and humanitarian situation in the country to deteriorate significantly. Food insecurity remains a challenge due to protracted displacement, disruption to markets and skyrocketing food prices.

The WFP program direction in Libya will focus on Cash Based Transfers (CBT) modalities of assistance in providing the beneficiaries with means to access food in local markets according to their needs. Position holder is expected to contribute to this vision and ensure effective and efficient implementation of CBT activities across Libya in accordance with WFP corporate guidance.


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes within the specific area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines;
Within the specific area of responsibility, prepare a range of reports and data analysis (e.g. cash assistance needs, resource utilization, reconciliation reports, abnormalities reports etc...) and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control;
Ensure and/or perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders;
Liaise with internal counterparts such as Monitoring & Evaluation Unit and Supply Chain Unit to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing CBT project activities;
Coordinate with local partners, Financial Service Providers, other service providers, agencies, NGOs and government institutions to ensure efficient delivery and implementation of CBT assistance;
Support the capacity building cooperating partners, financial service provider and national government within the specific technical area;
Act as a point of contact for resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility;
Oversee and/or review the work of cooperating partners, providing practical advice and guidance, to contribute to delivering objectives to agreed standards and deadlines;
Ensure monthly assistance is coordinated and provided on time, including preparation and submission of required documentation for the process;
Assist CBT coordinator in designing key processes for payment of funds to beneficiaries through FSP, reconciliation of beneficiary payments, as well as payment of operational expenses.

Perform other duties as required



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.


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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 worked with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).

Has contributed to implementation of programmes.

Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered

Monthly payment is complemented with a contribution towards social security/ pension

Private Medical Insurance plan for UN staff members and dependents (spouse, child or children)

30 annual leave days per 12 months

This position is open to apply only for Libyan nationals or individuals holding a valid work and residency permit for Libya.


The deadline to apply for this position is December 12th, 2021

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.

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