Programme Associate G6 (GFA/CBT) – Turbah Job in Yemen at World Food Program – Other locations

Job Description


This job is found in WFP Yemen Country Office, Turbah and the incumbent will be reporting to the Programme Policy Officer or Head of Field Office.

At this level, job holders are expected to demonstrate responsibility and initiative to respond independently to various queries with only general guidance. There is a requirement to use judgment in dealing with unforeseen operational problems on a daily basis. Job holders are expected to manage resources and coach and coordinate support staff.


To provide effective specialized support and technical analyses to policy and programme activities that effectively meet food assistance needs.


  1. Provide support to the implementation of GFA in the areas under Turbah FO’s responsibility in line with WFP’s wider programme policies and guidelines and the WFP Yemen CO ICSP.
  2. Coordinate and communicate with the GFD units from AO and CO and the CPs for the smooth implementation of GFD activities.
  3. Manage FRNs and FDP plans monthly incorporating the changes related to beneficiary numbers and the food baskets.
  4. Ensure that the CPs submit their CPDRs in a timely manner to make sure that they are paid in time by WFP.
  5. Keep track of HTS and produce DDRs on a daily basis.
  6. Assist in reconciliation of dispatch/delivery/distribution figures in event of any discrepancies.
  7. Assist in transfer modality shift from GFD to CBT when and where necessary.
  8. Review progress reports from the CPs – monthly CPDRs and any other ad hoc reports.
  9. Coordinate with the FO’s M&E team to plan regular field visits to monitor food and cash distributions; conduct frequent field visits and report on the issues to improve programme delivery and support Field Monitors to conduct assessments


  1. Engage with the targeting and registration team and facilitate the targeting process in the areas under Turbah FO.
  2. Attend the FSAC cluster meetings and debrief other programme staff on the meeting discussions and outcome
  3. Assist GFA in-kind activity lead in coordinating with WFP’s cooperating partners, local authorities, UN agencies, and NGOs to perform accurate food and nutrition security analyses and to ensure efficient delivery of food and nutrition assistance.
  4. Ensure and/or perform the accurate, timely recording of data within the specific technical area of work (e.g., assistance programmes, food security and vulnerability assessments) and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
  5. Act as a point of contact for the resolution of a range of operational queries and problems within a specific technical area of responsibility. 
  6. Support capacity building of WFP staff, cooperating partners, and the local government within the thematic area of GFA.
  7. 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.
  8. Any other task as required



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

Experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.

Language: Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and Arabic.



  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
  •  Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.


  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.


  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
  •  Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.


  • Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfil the needs of internal and external partners.


This section is optional to describe additional responsibilities & knowledge required for the specific job.


  • Has previous experience in implementing General Food Assistance and Cash-Based Transfer related activities.
  • Has experience in managing or working with digital platforms for CBT; preferably SCOPE.
  • Has worked on the transitions or modality shifts from GFD to CBT.
  • Knowledge of the area would be a plus

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Company: World Food Program – Other locations

Company Location:  Yemen

Job Category: Non-profit Organization

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