Programme Associate (TPDS)

World Food Programme, Lucknow, India

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationIT and ICTProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th November, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

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.

Position: Programme Associate (TPDS), DFPD - SB3, Lucknow (128072)


The Programme Associate (TPDS) will be responsible for providing technical support related to supply chain, transportation, warehouse management and related functions so as to enable the Department of Food and Civil Supplies in Lucknow to establish and maintain an efficient supply chain management system and implement the doorstep delivery of food grains in the most cost-effective way.

Key Accountabilities

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Policy Officer (TPDS) based in Lucknow and the overall supervision of Head Supply Chain and PDS Unit, the staff will work in close coordination with the Secretary/Commissioner of Food, Civil Supplies (FCS) Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, the Programme Associate (TPDS) will perform the following duties:

Support the department on implementation TPDS and procurement supply chain aspects. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Undertaking assessment of procurement systems , processes ,warehouse management and provide recommendation and support department for adapting recommended changes.
  • Support in strengthening of existing GPS vehicle tracking monitoring system through consistent monitoring of operations, providing recommendations and technical assistance to implement the recommendations.
  • Support in strengthening of existing Grievances Redressal System by recommending best practices.
  • Undertake data analysis of supply chain operations of TPDS and Marketing division on half yearly basis to support government officers to take informed decision.
  • Support in implementing doorstep delivery of food grains from central warehouses up to the Fair Price Shops including assessment of Transportation and commission rates.

In close collaboration of the Department officials , support them in routine activities :

  • Prepare materials for and coordinate meeting with State Food Secretaries, DFPD (GoI) and other high-level state relationships on a regular basis.
  • Provide background to resolve any potential issues emerging during the project implementation including vendor related issues.
  • Prepare of tender documents and procurement through GEM portal
  • Monitor and report allocation and lifting of food grains and support processing of  payments for procurements through PFMS platform

Undertake any other related activities as requested by the department or WFP CO.


  • Completion of Secondary school education, and certificate course or higher university degree in one of the following: Transport Economics, Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, Business Management or other related field


  • Minimum five years of progressively responsible professional experience working in the related areas of supply chain management and optimization, marketing analysis, contracting and operational execution, warehouse and inventory management, procurement, information management and reporting, e-governance, implementation of computer/IT systems, project planning, coordinating and implementing large scale technology/e-governance solutions with government or a development agency.
  • Experience in working independently with minimum supervision, often in fluid and ambiguous situations will be required.

Languages:  Fluent oral and written communication skills in English. Working knowledge of Hindi is essential.


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