UN Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate Job Vacancies – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: FAO
Representative (FAOR)
About US:
The Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to
improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of
living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure
people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy
lives.
Job Summary:  The CVA Programme Associate will support the
planning, 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Support
the development 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;
·       
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 to support agricultural interventions; and to establish monitoring
tools for potential CVA;
·       
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;
·       
Support
the M&E Department to establish CVA-specific regular assessment (e.g.
market, feasibility), monitoring, reporting and analysis tools, including
Post-Distribution Monitoring, Dashboards and guidelines aligned to SMART
indicators to assess performance and inform programmatic decisions;
·       
Provide
technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners on the roll-out
of CVA through routine monitoring of partner activities in the Desert Locust
response under the pillars of surveillance and control and livelihoods
protection and recovery;
·       
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.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The
applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate job must hold a Master’s degree in
agriculture economics, business management, development studies, social
sciences or related subject
·       
A
minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
·       
Experience
in CVA for food security and livelihoods in humanitarian responses, preferably
with FAO.
·       
Coordination
skills (communication) and ability to technically support on energy needs
across different thematic areas.
·       
Experience
working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.
·       
Fundraising
experience is desirable.
·       
Relevant
work experience for an international or multi-lateral organization and/or with
government is an added advantage, preferably FAO. 
·       
Working
knowledge of English.
·       
National
of Uganda.
FAO Core Competencies
·       
Results
Focus
·       
Teamwork
·       
Communication
·       
Building
Effective Relationships
·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications online at
the link below.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FAO does not charge
applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.
Deadline: 24th July 2020
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