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Programme Assistant (SC5) -School Feeding

Career Opportunities: Programme Assistant (SC5) - School Feeding (142092)

Requisition ID 142092 - Posted 28/04/2021 - Short Term-SC WFP - Africa, Central & Eastern - Rwanda - Kigali - Working Job Language (1) - PROGRAMME & POLICY

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.


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP Rwanda works in partnership with the Government and other stakeholders through the direct implementation of integrated programmes targeting the most vulnerable people and will progressively shift towards building national capacity to formulate, manage and implement programmes for achieving zero hunger. In implementing its activities, WFP will bridge the humanitarian–development nexus and leverage its extensive experience and the contributions it has made in Rwanda over many decades in order to achieve five strategic outcomes:

  • Refugees and returnees in Rwanda always have access to adequate and nutritious food.
  • Vulnerable populations in food-insecure communities and areas have improved access to adequate and nutritious food all year.
  • Children under 5, adolescents and pregnant and nursing women and girls in Rwanda have improved access to nutritious foods and services that enable them to meet their nutrition needs all year.
  • Smallholder farmers, especially women, have increased marketable surplus and access to agricultural markets through efficient supply chains by 2030.
  • The Government of Rwanda and the humanitarian community is provided with adequate, timely, cost-efficient, and agile supply chain services and expertise necessary to effectively respond to emergency crisis.

Under Strategic Outcome 2, WFP provides home-grown school feeding in food insecure areas in Rwanda and acts as a key technical partner of the Government of Rwanda in developing and expanding the national school feeding programme. This position of the School Feeding Programme Associate will be part of the school feeding team and is based in the Country Office in Kigali, Rwanda and contributes to the effective and efficient design and implementation of school feeding activities – WFP-implemented school feeding and technical assistance to Government - under Strategic Outcome 2.


To deliver against the above, the Country Office is seeking a School Feeding Programme Assistant (SC5) to perform specialized and/or standardized processes and activities under the school feeding portfolio. The incumbent will operate under the direct supervision of the Programme Police Officer- School Feeding Programme Manager and the technical supervision of the School Feeding Programme Officer (SC8). 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1.    Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities relating to the school feeding portfolio, supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
2.    Provide project oversight to support partnership management, following established school feeding targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
3.    Compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports relevant to the school feeding portfolio in order to support decision-making.
4.    Support field level monitoring of implementation of programme outputs and outcomes and reporting in programme schools in Gasabo district.  
5.    Perform accurate, timely recording of data related to the implementation of school feeding activities, following corporate school feeding M&E guidelines.
6.    Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing school feeding activities.
7.    Support communication and collaboration with external school feeding stakeholders.
8.    Act as a point of contact for resolution of general school feeding queries.
9.    Other as required.


 Education: Bachelors University degree in Education, Nutrition, Project Management, Agriculture, International Development, International Relations, Sociology, or other fields relevant to school feeding
Experience: At least 1 to 2 years of relevant experience in the following preferred areas: communication, implementation of development or humanitarian programmes,  policy discussions & has experience in education
Language: Fluency in both written and oral communication in English and/or French. Fluency in Kinyarwanda is essential.


  • Has facilitated communication with technical teams (i.e. nutrition, VAM, etc.).
  • Has contributed to implementation of development or humanitarian programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


Knowledge & Skills:    

  •  Familiarity with Agenda 2030 and respective targets – particularly SDG2, SDG4 and SDG5 - and how the work of WFP can contribute to achieving them;
  •  Basic understanding of technical and theoretical concepts pertinent to school feeding;
  • Strong knowledge of key national and regional contexts and issues;
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills; and basic quantitative data skills
  • Ability to produce high-quality written outputs in English.
  • Understanding of basic principles of stakeholder engagement with government and other counterparts at the national or local level. 
  • Appetite for exploring and experimenting with new ideas and approaches.
  • Ability to work independently in a timely and organised manner;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, participating in open dialogues and valuing diverse opinions of others, regardless of gender, culture, background, experience, or country assignment. 
  • Moderate to proficient computer literacy.


JOB TITLE : Programme Assistant (SC5) – School Feeding
JOB GRADE: Service Contract- Level 5
DURATION: 12 Months renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds


Deadline for submitting the online application is on the 12th of May 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.