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Programme Associate (Emergency) -G6 – Jalalabad (829011)


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6 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree

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 Associate (Emergency)
Grade: G6
Type of contract: Fixed Term
Duration: 12 Months (Extendable)
Duty Station: Jalalabad Area Office
Vacancy Number: 829011
Date of Publication: 29 August 2023
Deadline of Application:  12 Sep 2023
This vacancy announcement is for Afghan nationals only and WFP encourages especially Afghan females and Afghans with disabilities to apply.


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.


The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is unfolding at a rapid pace, with 15 million of population now facing acute food insecurity. Work opportunities are shrinking, with most households now reporting just one day of work per week. This comes on top of the worst drought in years, which is especially concerning for the 85 percent of the population who rely on agriculture for livelihoods.

Preventing and mitigating a drastic increase in hunger and malnutrition is the aim of WFP in Afghanistan which can only be achieved through the scaled up and sustained complementary food security and nutrition interventions, combined with a scale-up of resilience interventions to safeguard gains. WFP has embarked on a significant month on month scale-up of its crisis response and resilience programmes across the country, ensuring that the programme is delivered at the right scale and time, targeted to the right areas. WFP is also actively following up on evolving trends to pre-empt hotspots, while guaranteeing quality and maximum impact of the programme through the monitoring of these hotspots to be able to support continued donor advocacy.


To provide support to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food/CBT assistance needs of affected population.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

  •  Provide technical advice and support to all Head of programme in JAO on a wide range of programme and policy issues including assessment and analysis, the choice of activities, appropriate decision on context-specific transfer modalities (in-kind and CBT) for EMG response and General Food distribution.
  • Ensure the best use of assigned financial resources for achievement of set objectives within a significant budget, thoroughly review the CPs budget and negotiated the cost for each project under EMG response and GFD (SO1).
  • Management and implementation of the Implementation Plan (IP)/Operation Plan and ensure it is within range of available resources to reach the targeted beneficiaries from the communities, IDPs and undocumented returnees and people affected by Natural disaster.
  • Coordinate with other FSAC partners during geographical selection of the area, avoid overlapping and duplications, work with inter-cluster stakeholders for coordinated response to EMG onset in the region. Participate in all relevant meetings such as PDMC, OCT, and other as needed; provide inputs and required reporting as appropriate.
  • Keep Close coordination with CPs, stakeholders, government, and communities to identify the needs of the communities and support in district allocation of Food/CBT under GFD activities.
  • Ensure that all EMG response and GFD project proposals submitted by CPs with high quality to the JAO PTRC review, present the project to the committee, once cleared ensure it is further submitted to the Country Office Project Approval Committee (CO PAC) for approval.
  • Assure proper targeting of the most vulnerable HHs are conducted by partners, standard targeting criteria used, and the assistance reach the most vulnerable people under direct monitoring of WFP/TPM and CPs.
  • Ensure on time food delivery to the targeted population, coordinate with Supply chain the EMG/GFD food requirement, work closely with partners for timely process of invoices.
  • Enhance the capacity of the existing partners with provision of training and regular awareness raising for the smooth implementation of General Food distribution and EMG response to affected population in the eastern region.
  • In the process of JAO Emergency Preparedness i.e., early warning, risk analysis, and contingency planning to respond to humanitarian crises and needs.
  • Strengthening and maintaining productive relationships with partners and Sectoral governmental department at the provincial level to enable the effective positioning of WFP to meet organizational goals.
  • Provide support to the Head of Programme and Head of Area Office in planning and implementation of JAO work plan including the implementation and monitoring of SO1 activities.
  • Improving and ensuring incorporation of gender perspectives in all areas of work, to ensure equal participation of women and men.
  • Participate and represent WFP with respect and dignity in all coordination forums, promote teamwork spirit.
  • Actively engage in the access negotiation and access issues of WFP, CPs female staff/monitors to the SO1 activities.
  • Provide any other support as needed and appropriate.



  • Bachelor Degree in relevant field.


  • At least 6 years professional work experience in relevant field.
  • Has worked with technical teams
  • Has contributed to implementation of programmes.
  • Has observed or assisted with policy discussions.


  • Fluency in both oral and written communication in English, Pashto and/or Dari.


To be considered, interested candidates are invited to apply via (https://www.wfp.org/careers/job-openings). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

We want to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible. Please contact us at afg.hrrecruitment@wfp.org to advise us of any accessibility needs you may have.

FP 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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