FAO recruits 01 Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate
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Job Description: 2001541 Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate
Closure Date: 24/Jul/2020, 4:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRUGAJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Uganda-KampalaDuration: 6 monthsPost Number: N/A IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting 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.
Reporting Lines 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 technical supervision of the Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Consultant.
Technical Focus 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.
Tasks and responsibilities The CVA Programme Associate will be responsible for the following tasks:
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. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements Master’s degree in agriculture economics, business management, development studies, social sciences or related subjectWorking knowledge of English.National of Uganda. FAO Core CompetenciesResults FocusTeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional SkillsA 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. .
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.orgApplications received after the closing date will not be acceptedOnly language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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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 Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
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