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East Timor (Timor-Leste)

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Job Description

1 Year

Short Information

  • Organization: WFP
  • Location: East Timor
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: Programme Assistant
  • Close on: 15 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Food Programme (WFP) is a United Nations agency that was established in 1961. Its primary mission is to combat hunger and malnutrition around the world by providing food assistance and promoting sustainable development.

WFP operates in more than 80 countries and provides assistance to approximately 80 million people annually. Its activities include emergency response to natural disasters and conflicts, as well as longer-term food assistance programs that aim to improve food security and promote economic development.

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In addition to its food assistance programs, WFP also works to strengthen national and local food systems, promote social protection measures, and support education and nutrition programs. The organization is funded by voluntary donations from governments, private sector partners, and individuals, and operates with the goal of achieving a world with zero hunger.

About UN jobs-Programme Assistant

The incumbent will provide continuous focus on strengthening sub-national capacity in the area of emergency and service provision, nutrition programs, school health and nutrition, food security, and streamlining the supply chain. Provision technical support to relevant line ministries and other stakeholders based at the municipality level to have better Coordination among the national and municipality level and to the relevant WFP technical focal points (e.g. School Feeding Programme, M&E, and Logistics and Supply chain); and closely liaise with the government line ministries at the municipality for program planning and management on a regular basis; and support them in supervision and management of the responding to the COVID-19 and flood impacts, with the provision of emergency food security blanket to ensure the beneficiaries access the food distributions with more nutritious commodities in affected community, village, sub-administrative post and municipality level with run smoothly.

UN jobs-Programme Assistant Requirments


  • secondary school education is finished. It would be ideal to have a post-secondary certificate in the relevant functional area.


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


  •  Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Tetum

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