Programme Associate (School Feeding) G6

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WFP is supporting the National School Feeding Programme by providing daily school meals to around 500,000 students through two different modalities: The healthy school feeding model (HSFM) and the date bars model. The HSFM model consists of providing healthy nutritious meals prepared at healthy productive kitchens located across 6 governorates to students from KG to sixth grade in selected schools in the host community, while for the date bars model, WFP provides 80 grams of fortified biscuits for around 30,000 school-aged children in both Syrian Refugee Camps in Jordan (Zaatari & Azraq), as well as support the Ministry of education biscuits programme by providing date bars to around 380,000 school-aged children attending schools in the host community.


The purpose of this appointment is to ensure high-level coordination with the Country Office School Feeding Programme Unit and align goals and resources with the Field Office priorities, lead on the programmer’s delivery and monitoring in refugee camps and host communities.

This position is based in WFP Amman field office, with regular travels to Azraq & Zaatari camps in addition to other governorates as work requires.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Provide technical support and assist in the development and implementation of various activities and processes related to School Feeding, supporting alignment with wider WFP programme policies and guidelines. 2. Provide specialized project management support to the School Feeding programme to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets and in compliance with WFP’s policies and procedures. 3. Prepare a range of reports and data analyses to support the programme targeting, resource utilization, programme status, performance and highlight trends/issues ensuring deliverables adhere to corporate standards and quality control. 4. Ensure and/or perform the accurate, timely recording of data related to School Feeding activity as well as ensure consistency of information presented to stakeholders. 5. Liaise with internal and external counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing project activities. 6. Support the capacity building of the staff from WFP , cooperating partners, and national government counterparts under the School Feeding programme. 7. Act as a point of contact for the resolution of a range of operational queries and problems that may arise within the area of responsibility. 8. Constructive coordination with programme and support functions within WFP Country Office. 9. Proper management & utilization of the School Feeding team capacities at the field office. 10. Follow standard emergency preparedness practices to ensure WFP is able to quickly respond and deploy needed resources to affected areas at the onset of the crisis (if needed). 11. Develop and implement a plan for staff learning and development in the technical area of responsibility. 12. Other tasks as requested by Supervisor.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in one or more of the following disciplines: International Affairs, Social Protection, Social Sciences, Nutrition, or Project Management. University degree is desirable.

Experience: At least six years of progressively responsible work experience in school feeding or education-related programme operations, nutrition, emergency response, etc., including at least two years in refugee camps context. Working experience in programme monitoring, programme reporting, and capacity building will be an added advantage.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in Arabic and English.


• Knowledge of Project Cycle Management • Strong communication skills both written and verbal • Excellent coordination skills • Ability to prepare and present reports • Sound judgment • Ability to lead and work within a team • Ability to work positively under pressure



  • 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.


  • 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.


WFP Offers a diverse range of benefits and entitlements including annual, sick and parental leaves, allowance for the eligible spouse and children and UN Joint pension Funds. In addition to a life Changing experience that save and change lives.

WFP is following the UN salary scale in Jordan; the expected net pensionable salary ranges between 20,280 and 25,920 JOD per year; depending on the years of experience exceeding the minimum requirements.


Applications must be submitted online through WFP e-Recruitment System

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

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


30 April 2023


WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

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