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Programme Associate, G6 - Bokhtar

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023


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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, 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 Title: Programme Associate

Grade: G6

Type of Contract: Fixed Term

Duration: 1 Year

Duty Station: Bokhtar, Tajikistan

Vacancy Number: 827189

Date of Publication: 16 May 2023

Deadline of Application: 29 May 2023

Terms and Conditions: WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance.


WFP Bokhtar Field Office oversees implementation of activities in Khatlon Region, including school meals programme in 24 districts and climate change adaptation programme in 2 districts, (food-for-assets) and emergency preparedness and response activities.

The incumbent is responsible for the completion of a range of specialized and/or standardized processes and activities requiring some interpretation of standard guidelines and practices. S/he works under minimum supervision, perform basic analyses and compile reports to support information consistency and smooth implementation of programmes/projects. Based in Bokhtar, the incumbent reports to the Head of WFP Bokhtar Field Office.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Field Office and the overall guidance of the Programme Unit in the Country Office, the incumbent will:

1. Carry out project feasibility studies and assessments at field level when necessary and/or requested by CO;
2. Supervise at the field level the development, management and implementation of resilience-related activities (including FFA and capacity development activities of Green Climate Fund project GCF, Home Grown School Feeding - HGSF and Tajikistan Food Security Safety Net project), plans and processes in Khatlon region;
3. Undertake regular monitoring field visits to project sites including the School-Feeding Program's sites (schools) to collect relevant data for all on-going initiatives in the region;
4. Prepare data analysis and monitoring reports;
5. Oversee the progress of the project activities being implemented by cooperating partners, ensure that the project reports are received in time and quality, and FLA is being implemented as per the plan
6. Prepare project reports, with elaborated recommendations to feed the policy decision making process in the context of climate change adaptation, assets creation and emergency preparedness and preparation in Khatlon region.

7. Carry out any additional duties as requested by direct supervisor and/or CO.

1. To oversee the Cooperative Partners project implementation partnering with WFP in GCF, HGSF and Tajikistan Food Security Safety Net project): FLAs should be completed successfully.
2. To serve a focal point of SCOPE corporate tool in Bokhtar Field Office: WFP beneficiaries of GCF, HGSF and Tajikistan Food Security Safety Net projectand GFC (Global Food Crisis) should be registered and verified relevantly.
3. Carry out needs assessments at field level when necessary and/or requested by CO;
4. Support the process of building partnership with local stakeholders, including district authorities, POs, and carry out partner assessment and mapping exercises;
5. Support capacity building activities for cooperating partners, local authorities and relevant staff in FO in the fields of resilience building, CBT, food assistance and climate adaptations.
6. In collaboration with M&E unit facilitate the process of establishment of an efficient AAP (Accountability to Affected Population), CFM (Community Feedback Mechanism) as well with gender specialist on Gender, Protection, Accountability to Affected Populations, and Disability Inclusion (GPAAP and DI) in all WFP intervention in Khatlon.
7. In absence of HoFO, act as Officer in Charge of the Field Office.



• Minimum 6 years of relevant progressive experience in programme, out of which at least one year in implementation of projects working in the private business sector, government agencies, UN, non-profit national or international organizations. A focus on social and education sphere will be considered as an asset;

• Experience in liaison with national counterparts such as local authorities, state agencies and ministries;
• Proven ability to develop and maintain effective relations with counterparts and staff within the office and external stakeholders, including Public Organization and INGO partners, other UN agencies and/or private businesses;
• Ability to plan and organize work, resourcefulness, initiative and problem-solving skills.

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


• Good interpersonal skill, sound judgment, ability to extract, interpret, analyze and resolve operational problems,
• Ability to work with minimum supervision, strong trouble-shooting and communication skill:
• Ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of programme issues and statistical information for further production/development of accurate and precise records:
• Ability to work hard and effectively in emergency situations and under the pressure: strong organizational skills to keep and implement several tasks as per identified priorities.

LANGUAGE: Fluency (level C) in English and Tajik or Russian. Fluency in both Tajik and Russian is an advantage.


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.

Request for Disability related Reasonable Accommodations:

It is important to WFP to create an accessible and inclusive workplace for everyone. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the selection and hiring process, please direct your request and inquiries to the Diversity and Inclusion team on:, cc’ing A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.

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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