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


Job Title:   Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA)

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

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Food
Security and Livelihoods Coordinator


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


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: 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
  • 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
  • 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 request


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate job must
    hold a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in agriculture economics,
    business management, development studies, social sciences or related
  • At least 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 interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below




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


Deadline: 26th September 2020


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