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Vacancy Announcement


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.


WFP is seeking to recruit a dynamic and experienced Programme Assistant to support WFP operation and the National School Feeding Programme. This position will be based in WFP’s Country Office (CO) as part of WFP’s school feeding team - whilst working across units including programme, finance, procurement, logistics, administration, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), nutrition, reporting and communications – as well as engaging regularly with WFP’s government and NGO... partners. To perform specialized and/or standardized policy and programme-related processes and activities to support the effective delivery of assistance packages. Under overall supervision of the Head of School Feeding, this position will report directly to the Programme Policy Officer (evidence generation and technical assistance for the national home-grown school feeding programme)

Job Title: Programme Assistant - School Feeding

Grade: SC-5

Type of contract: WFP Service Contract

Duration: one year (with possibility of extension)

Duty Station: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Vacancy Number: One

Date of Publication: 17 May 2024

Deadline of Application: 31 May 2024

This vacancy announcement is for Nationals from Cambodia Only.


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

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
• Support the implementation of the transition strategy of the national Home-Grown School Feeding programme, providing administrative support and tracking progress.
• 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, support analysis, review report amd preparation of Field Level Agreement and Amendment (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.
• Work and exchange information with internal counterparts to support effective collaboration, implementation and monitoring of ongoing project activities.
• Support communication and activities with local partners, agencies, NGOs and government institutions.
• Act as a point of contact for resolution of general operational queries requesting assistance 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.

• Support the documentation of the government’s Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) transition process and track the progress of recommendations, actions and milestones.
• Support the documentation and formulation of the different pilots of Home-Grown School Feeding (HGSF) process and track the progress of pilot, actions and milestones.
• Work with MoEYS/WFP to update or develop training tools and disseminate to relevant stakeholders on the HGSF programme, including contributing to HGSF operational guidance, tools and systems; school environment components including WASH, food safety and nutrition activities; and ensuring these are incorporated in the handover implementation package on the ground for both WFP and national programme.
• Participate in operational learning activities through field visits and back-to-office reports, including engaging in joint discussions, and supporting taking forward key lessons learnt from the field operations to assist in national programme implementation and management.
• In collaboration with relevant WFP and MoEYS staff, prepare and disseminate advocacy and communications publications (posters, leaflets, briefs, factsheets, etc.) to support school feeding implementation and strategy.
• In collaboration with WFP Area Offices, MoEYS, NGO partners, and Sub-national level to review their quarterly/semi-annual/annual reports and financial clearance documents to ensure in line with WFP’s rules and regulations.
• Ensure well tracking and documenting of financial and output data for donor, external and internal reporting.
• Work closely with WFP Area Office, procurement, logistics, and CO finance to plan for the purchase non-food items and delivery plan in line with WFP requirements; plan for food dispatch and food delivery to ensure schools have adequate stock to continue the operation; review quarterly progress report in SFIS; plan for cash transfer and clearance processes;
• Work closely with the M&E unit to keep track of all school feeding programme indicators and output tracking in CSP, donor report semester and annually.
• Prepare an official Field Level Agreement and amendment for the government counterpart (national and sub-national) and NGO partner with WFP through collaboration with WFP Area Offices and relevant stakeholders.
• Assist in translation documents, administration, and organizing the meetings, workshops and missions relevant to the School Feeding Programme.
• Ensure gender is considered throughout all areas of work under the post.
• Perform other duties as required.


Education: Completion of secondary school education. A post-secondary certificate in the related functional area is desirable.
Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English language.

• Has a minimum of five years in the field of education, social protection or development sectors including project management.
• Has experience utilizing computers, including Microsoft Office package (e.g., Word, Excel) and other standard software packages and systems.
• Has familiarity working with programme monitoring and evaluation processes.
• Has experience working with different types of external stakeholders at national and sub-national levels.
• Knowledge of the UN rules, procedures and regulations would be an asset.

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.

WFP is global.inclusion@wfp.org to advise us of any disability related reasonable accommodation or accessibility requests you may have. A member of the reasonable accommodation team will contact you to confidentially discuss your needs.committed to an accessible, inclusive recruitment process. Please contact us at

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


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 facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys 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.

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.


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


The United Nations World Food Programme is the world's largest 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.


WFP’s mission is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 as per Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2. It works to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

Through the country strategic plan 2024-2028 will contribute to Sustainable Development Goals 2 and 17 as well as to strategic outcomes 1 and 4 of WFP’s strategic plan through the following three country strategic plan outcomes:
• By 2028, systems are strengthened for people in Cambodia, particularly women and others most at risk of being left behind, to benefit from improved nutrition, education and social protection.
• By 2028, food systems and disaster management systems in Cambodia are strengthened to better support the livelihoods, climate adaptive capacity and ability to manage shocks of people in hazard prone areas.
• Crisis-affected populations in Cambodia are able to meet their food, nutrition and other essential needs during and after crises.

Outcome 1 focuses on WFP’s contribution to human capital development and outcome 2 supports climate change adaptation by enhancing the resilience of food systems and of people exposed to shocks and stressors. Outcome 3 represents a contingency plan for crisis response that will be activated only if needed.

WFP will achieve these outcomes in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia at national, subnational and local levels, United Nations partners, including the other Rome-based agencies, research partners, communities and affected people, donors and the private sector.


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


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