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. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.
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 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.
To provide support to Agriculture Market Support (AMS) programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the Agriculture Market Support needs of WFP beneficiaries and the Karamoja community.
Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021:
Support to monitor and review the overall trainings provided to smallholder farmers and other value chain actors by the cooperating partner.
Support the program staff to mobilize, monitor and supervise a broad range of activities conducted by Farmer Organisations from input access, production, postharvest management, and marketing.
Support the Field Offices to conduct regular monthly review meetings on the progress of the Agriculture Market Support.
Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide Feedback to the senior Programme Assistant.
Monitor the overall number and status of smallholder farmers in the project
Liaise with relevant institutions to link farmers to financial institution to enable farmers access micro-financing support for increased production.
Co-ordinate with Field Officer staff and partner to ensure every targeted farmer receives the mandated trainings and e-voucher for the postharvest equipment ordered. Besides, ensure all data related to postharvest equipment is collected and analysed for decision making
In close coordination with Field Office staff and partners, visit smallholder farmers sites to verify progress and provide advice as required.
Assist in carrying out routine field visits to the targeted districts to support Field Offices on programmatic and operational issues in the implementation of AMS project/programme
Contribute to the periodic/monthly reports (offer support in the preparation of monthly reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports)
Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor or WFP management.
Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021
DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE
Has experience in community engagement to identifying underlying needs and appropriate interventions
General knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems and standards as well as working with producer organizations and other agricultural value chain actors.
STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Must have graduated not before 2019
A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Marketing obtained from a recognized institution.
Basic understanding of Value Chain Development and Food System, Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management and support. Strong background knowledge on the operations Micro-Small-Medium Enterprises which work towards supporting smallholder farmers
Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications.
Knowledge of Local Language will be an added Advantage
Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.
How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021
All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.
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