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Programme Associate (SCOPE/CBT)

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Date Posted: Jan 13, 2022
Reference: 155863
Closing Date: Jan 25, 2022
Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 6
Gender: Any
Functional Area: Programme
Nationality: Afghan
Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Years of Experience: 3 – 5 Years
Contract Duration: Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type: Service Contract
Probation Period: Unspecified
Required Languages: Dari,Pashto,English

About UN-WFP Afghanistan:  The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. WFP has been working in Afghanistan since 1963. WFP food assistance aims to help the most vulnerable, food-insecure Afghans, including women and children, and families affected by conflict and natural disasters. In the approved Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022), WFP Afghanistan is well placed to provide comprehensive support to the country in achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 via its six closely interrelated outcomes, which range from emergency response to livelihoods creation, as well as nutrition Programmes based on a life-cycle approach, and the strengthening of national food systems.The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.

Job Summary:

WFP Afghanistan has started implementing SCOPE— WFP’s beneficiary and transfer management system in 2016. In recent strategic shift aligned with Sustainable Development Goals, WFP Afghanistan is committed to enhance global partnership for achieving SDGs by providing common services and platforms to humanitarian community and Government. 

Based in the field office, programme associate will support SCOPE and CBT registrations, end-to-end rollouts, and capacity building for WFP field staff and cooperating partners. The incumbent will also support external SCOPE partnerships including Government and other humanitarian partners in areas related to the field office.

Duties & Responsibilities:


The Programme Associate will be part of Field office SCOPE team and responsible for management of overall SCOPE implementation at the Area/Sub Office level including:

o  In close coordination with CO SCOPE team and Area/Sub office programme, plan and manage SCOPE registrations and SCOPE end-to-end rollouts;

o  Participate in PTRC to review CPs’ proposals for SCOPE resource allocation, provide recommendations according to standard SCOPE resources requirement and coordinate with ICT for provision of SCOPE equipment; 

o  In coordination with Area/Sub office ICT, regularly provide SCOPE trainings to CPs’ staff on SCOPE registrations, real-time biometric identification, data quality standards, redemptions and reconciliations;

o  Regularly extract error reports from SCOPE, check data quality and analyse data for fulfilment of programme information needs and exclusion of duplicate beneficiaries;

o  Regularly visit SCOPE registration and redemption sites to ensure compliance with SCOPE SOPs aiming for collecting quality data and to ensure adequate beneficiary sensitization at the registration/redemption sites;

o  In consultation with CO SCOPE team, initiate and follow-up SCOPE project and intervention creation, enrolments, SCOPE card printing, and other required activities with Area/sub office programme, ICT, and Finance; 

o  Provide regular progress reports and report any obstacles to Head of Area/Sub office and SCOPE Manager for seeking timely advice; 

o  Review Area/Sub office SCOPE user roles, ensure segregation of duties, and make recommendations to CO SCOPE Service Desk for granting roles

o  Ensure compliance at Area/Sub office level with WFP’s guide to personal data protection and privacy guide, Beneficiary identity management guide, and other relevant WFP policies;

o  Actively contribute to improvements in SCOPE standard operating procedures by sharing lessons learnt;

o  Provide SCOPE capacity building support to Area/Sub office staff in liaison with CO SCOPE team;

o  Serves as the main focal point for SCOPE external partnerships with Government and other humanitarian partners and manage partnerships at the Area/Sub office level; 

Cash Based Transfer (CBT):

The Programme Associate will be responsible for the management of overall cash-based transfers activities at the Area/Sub office level including:

o  In consultation with country office and Area/Sub office Programme, design and programme the CBT allocation as per approved Implementation Plan (IP);

o  Communicate with WFP relevant partners e.g. CPs, FSPs on regular basis to ensure timely and smooth entitlement transfer to beneficiaries;  

o  Prepare Beneficiary Payment List (BPLs), request for down-payment, distribution plan and other relevant documents for cash transfer, in consultation with relevant SO managers at Area/Sub office level and in coordination with Finance Unit;

o  Liaise with WFP M&E unit in relevant Area/Sub office and ensure monthly data entry related to CBT distributions into COMET;

o  Develop monitoring plan in coordination with Area/Sub Office M&E for monitoring of CBT cash distributions and Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) for completed cash distributions;

o  Work closely with other internal units at Area/Sub office and CO levels, CPs and other partners to ensure smooth project implementation by spending time in the field/project site, wherever applicable;

o  Provide inputs for all internal and external reports (including sit-reps, donor reports etc)

o  Ensure CBT programme remains compliant with WFP policies and procedures, 

o  Identify lessons learnt and best practices established for use in further WFP cash & food programme interventions

Job Requirement:


University degree in the fields of business administration, public administration, international development or any other relevant field


Three to five years of relevant experience is required. 


Fluency in both oral and written communication in English and local languages (Pashto/Dari)

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul, Kandahar, Badakhshan, Balkh, Herat, Nangarhar

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