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

 

Job Title:    Cash and Voucher Assistance
(CVA) Associate

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Programme
Officer/Field Coordinator (Head of sub-office)

 

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:  Under the overall supervision of the FAO
Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR, the CVA Programme
Associate is directly supervised by the Food Security and Livelihoods
Coordinator and is under the technical supervision of the Cash and Voucher
Assistance (CVA) Consultant. The CVA Programme Associate 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.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The CVA Programme Associate will be
responsible for the following tasks:

·       
Work in
close consultation with the CVA Consultant, 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 Consultant, 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;

·       
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 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;

·       
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.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate job placement must hold
a 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.

·       
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.

·       
Proficiency
in English is obligatory.

·       
National
of Uganda.

 

FAO Core Competencies

·       
Results
Focus

·       
Teamwork

·       
Communication

·       
Building
Effective Relationships

·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below

 

Click
Here

 

NB: FAO does not
charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview,
processing)

 

Deadline:  24th October 2020

 

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