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The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Climate Change, Food Security and Livelihoods and related sectors FAO Uganda supports extremely vulnerable populations throughout Uganda to achieve sustainable food, nutrition and income security through resilient agricultural livelihoods. To support the immediate needs of extremely vulnerable populations experiencing acute instances of economic crisis and food insecurity, FAO provides CASH+ assistance through a combination of cash to enable households to meet their basic needs and protect their productive assets.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR, the Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst is directly supervised by the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator and is under the technical supervision of the Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Specialist.
The Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst will support the creation, planning, supervision, implementation and monitoring of cash transfers activities as part of the Desert Locust emergency response and support the integration CVA as suitable as part of FAO’s CASH+ to build resilience of agricultural households.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks:
• In consultation with the CVA Specialist, support the M&E Department to establish CVA-specific methodologies and tools for regular assessment (e.g. market, feasibility) and surveys; data collection, cleaning, analysis and management (e.g. excels modules for data collection, data analysis syntaxes, databases, etc.); and monitoring and reporting (e.g. post-distribution monitoring, dashboards, guidelines aligned to SMART indicators, etc.) to assess performance and inform programmatic decisions;
• In coordination with the CVA Specialist, collaborate with FAO seed experts to assess the capacity of sub-regional seed markets/commercial hubs in Uganda based on Seed Security Assessment results, to assess the technical and operational feasibility of Cash- and/or Voucher-based activities and Cash for Work to support agricultural interventions, and to establish monitoring tools for potential CVA;
• Contribute to the interpretation of data analysis results using statistical techniques and support application of such results in project activities, reports and knowledge products;
• Support the development of SOPs for FAO Uganda CVA in emergency and development contexts with alignment to, both, the humanitarian principles of ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Leave No One Behind’, and the UN Code of Ethics and Conduct; building from good practices from the sector; ensuring high operational standards and compliance with FAO corporate rules and procedures (including Manual Section 702 on Cash Transfers);
• Support the integration of cash transfer modalities in other ongoing activities;
• Support, in coordination with the Procurement Unit and the CVA Consultant, the development of contractual arrangements with FAO’s implementing partners and service providers, including Financial Service Providers, where CVA will be used;
• Support stakeholder engagement processes on the roll-out of CVA in partnership with FAO service providers;
• Provide technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners (NGOs, private sector, etc.) on the roll-out of CVA through routine monitoring of partner activities in the refugee response programme and other programmes, as required;
• When needed, represent FAO in the Cash Technical Working Group under the refugee response and other relevant forum and discussions to facilitate learning, information sharing, alignment to national standards and approaches;
• Undertake any other activities as requested.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Agriculture Economics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Commerce, Business Administration, Development studies, or related subject.
• A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
• Working knowledge of English.
• National of Uganda.
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in CVA for food security and livelihoods in humanitarian responses, preferably with the United Nations or other international or multilateral organizations.
• Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in data analysis and management and monitoring activities using widely used statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, MS Excel.
• Coordination skills (communication) and ability to technically support on CVA needs across different thematic areas.
• Experience working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.
• Extent and relevance of experience with international or multi-lateral organizations, preferably FAO, and/or with government is an added advantage.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, and interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Writing and communication skills.
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
HOW TO APPLY
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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