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Programme Assistant GS5, Khorog

World Food Programme

World Food Programme

Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023




WFP encourages female candidates and people with disabilities to apply.


WFP seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. We are committed to promoting diversity and the principle of equal employment opportunity for all our employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of religion or belief, ethnic or social background, gender, gender identity and disability.



Job Title:                                Programme Assistant 

Grade:                                    G5

Type of contract:                    Fixed Term GS5                                        

Duration:                                12 months (Renewable)

Duty Station:                           Khorog, Tajikistan

Vacancy Number:                   830268

Date of Publication:                Friday 10 November 2023 

Deadline of Application:          Sunday 26 November 2023


This vacancy announcement is for Nationals of Tajikistan.


WFP offers a competitive benefits package including salary, pension, leave plus a medical insurance. 


KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)


WFP Khorog Field Office oversees implementation of activities in GBAO, including school meals programme and climate change adaptation programme (food-for-assets) and emergency preparedness and response activities. Under supervision of the Head of Field Office in Khorog, the Programme Assistant is responsible for: 


  • Perform specialized and/or standardised processes and activities within the specific technical area of work supporting alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines.
  • Provide project management and/or general office support following established targets and WFP’s policies and procedures.
  • Within the specific area of responsibility, compile data and support analysis and preparation of reports (e.g. food assistance needs, resource utilization, programme status, performance) in order to support operational decision-making.
  • Perform accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g. food security and vulnerability assessments) following corporate standards and guidelines.
  • Conduct regular field visits and monitoring of the projects implementation, including beneficiaries verification and spot checks
  • Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
  • Provide guidance for partners and outsourced enumerators on WFP operational practices, monitoring tools and methods in order to support them to complete self-monitoring tasks and to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas;
  • Receive feedback from cooperating partners, outsourced enumerators, communities, beneficiaries, and other stakeholders to support identification of programmatic issues with a view to fostering efficient operations; collate their comments into the standard intake form for the community feedback mechanism;
  • Ensuring all implementation reflects cross-cutting efforts and views, such as nutrition-sensitivity, gender and diversity inclusion, protection and accountability to ensure equal participation and consideration of women and men, boys and girls, and people living with specific needs and/or disabilities;
  • Support communication and activities, including the launch of new activities, with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
  • Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance, as well as for outsourced monitoring activities where necessary.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as required.




EDUCATION:  Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate or university degree in the related functional area is desirable.



LANGUAGE:  Fluency in oral and written communication in English and Tajik. Fluency in Russian is an advantage. 




  • At least 5  years of work experience in programme, out of which at least two 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 NGO partners, other UN agencies and/or private businesses;
  • Ability to plan and organize work, resourcefulness, initiative and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with various communities, including mountainous and remote regions;




  • Good interpersonal skill, sound judgement, ability to extract, interpret, analyze and resolve operational problems;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, strong trouble-shooting and communication skills;
  • Ability to interpret and analyze a wide variety of programme issues and statistical information for further production 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.





To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (
**Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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.  


This email is only to be used for any disability related accessibility requirements, and not for sending the application itself. Due to volume of applications, any applications or CVs sent through this email address will not be considered as a formal application and will not receive a reply from WFP.  



All WFP Employees are expected to demonstrate the competencies and standards of behavior aligned with our core values and defined in the WFP LEADERSHIP FRAMEWORK, namely:   

  • Leading by example with integrity,   
  • Driving results and delivering on commitments,   
  • Fostering inclusive and collaborative teamwork,   
  • Applying strategic thinking,   
  • Building and maintaining sustainable partnerships.   



WFP is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce. WFP has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, abuse of authority or discrimination. All selected candidates will, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  


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.