Business Support Assistant (Crisis Response) SSA3 Kampala
Application deadline in 4 days: Friday 7 Oct 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) 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. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year.
Brief description of WFP in Uganda
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Uganda with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.
As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
ARE YOU UP TO THE CHALLENGE?
We are seeking qualified individuals for the position of Business Support Assistant (Crisis Response) SSA3 to be based in Kampala. Selected candidates will be employed on Special Service Agreement.
WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets. As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.
The Intern will provide support to the Crisis Resposnse Unit programme activities that effectively meet food and cash assistance needs including through in-kind food assistance, cash-based transfer programming, sustainable food systems and market access in target refugee settlements.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Support the Crisis Response Unit in the implementation of WFP Uganda Country Office’ Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) workstream, strengthening both WFP and Government capacity, and regularly disseminating relevant EPR information. • Contribute to preparing briefs, presentations and reports on the CO Emergency Preparedness and Response, supporting the EPR taskforce coordination as well as working closely with the field offices.• Provide administrative support to the Inter-agency Food Security Sector coordination ensuring timely information management. • Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses of key documents relating to phase III refugee assistance prioritization and Emergency Preparedness activities. • Support information management activities (build/update a repository of key documents, liaise with other teams to compile lessons learned and recommendations to improve programme implementation. • Develop a tracking tool to monitor CRU oversight/audit recommendations implementation, etc. • Support resource management ensuring efficient monitoring to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness. • Support administrative processes to ensure the effective implementation of Field Level Agreements (FLAs) in consultation with AOs and current and prospective partners. • Support and participate in CP budget review meetings at the Country Office level and in consultation with the Field/Area Offices. • Support the consultant in the Review of the Multiyear Strategic Partnership Approach. • Review program activity data by implementing partner/site/district/sub-office and region, compile and analyse information and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support the accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders. • In collaboration with the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) team, support the coordination of Financial literacy trainings in target refugee settlements. • Support CBT expansion activities in target refugee settlements including multi-sectoral assessments. • Participate in Cash Working Group (CWG) meetings both internal and external. • Support in CBT digitisation including piloting of new digital cash delivery mechanisms in target refugee settlement. • Support Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI) and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) activities in targeted refugee settlements. • Perform any other tasks as required
4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
- Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Builds an understanding of WFP’s Strategic Objectives.
- Be a force for positive change: Approaches individual tasks and responsibilities with a positive attitude and demeanor.
- Make the mission inspiring to our team: Understands the impact of WFP activities in beneficiary communities.
- Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Connects individual tasks and responsibilities to unit’s goals and mission.
- Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Seeks opportunities to build and enhance individual skills.
- Create an inclusive culture: Demonstrates respect and understanding for diversity and cultural differences.
- Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Identifies and approaches colleagues or supervisors to serve as coaches.
- Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Sets clear goals and measurable targets for own tasks and responsibilities.
- Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Assesses own tasks and responsibilities to find ways to be more efficient.
- Focus on getting results: Maintains accurate records of completion times and tasks in own areas of responsibility.
- Make commitments and make good on commitments: Understands responsibilities and the metrics associated with own tasks.
- Be Decisive: Notifies supervisors of dangerous situations or potential issues that may arise while in the field or office.
- Connect and share across WFP units: Understands WFP’s organizational structure, including the purpose and mission of each unit.
- Build strong external partnerships: Supports team in working with colleagues and WFP’s partners in the field toward common goals.
- Be politically agile & adaptable: Maintains a professional and courteous relationship with other WFP employees and partners in the field.
- Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Understands own team’s contributions in its partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education : Completion of a first University degree in one of the following disciplines: Food Science, Nutrition, Economics, Statistics or Management Information Systems from a recognized university. within 6 months period at the time of taking up the internship, if selected.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problemsand programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design. • Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the 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. • Excellent analytical and writing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. • Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure. • Basic Information technolology/computer skillsProficient reporting writing skills.
- knowledge and experience in MS Office, Stata, SPSS
- Knowledge in SQL, R, Python is desirable.
Languages: Fluency in oral and written English, including strong writing skills
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Friday 7th October 2022
All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, 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.