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UN Budget and Programming Associate Job Opportunities - United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)


Job Title:            Budget and Programming Associate
Organization:   World Food Programme
Duty Station:    Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.:               107593
GRADE:              G6
Reports to:        The Budget & Programming Officer.

About US:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.


JOB SUMMARY:  To provide a range of specialised support for efficient planning, monitoring and analysis of project financial performance to enhance optimal use of financial resources.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
·         Under the direct Supervision of the budget and programming officer and the overall supervision of the Head of Budget and programming unit, the Key functions for the budget and programming associate include; -
·         Maintain regularly and monthly pipeline reports and advise the Budget and Programming officer on best options applicable for resource management in ensuring a stable and healthy pipeline.
·         Participate in the preparation of all pipeline related reports and scenarios, as required by various stakeholders
·         Monitor the programming of funds by ensuring the timely preparation of funding proposals and assignment plans.
·         Advise the budget and programming officer on food resourcing options (loans/swaps/repayments) as needed to avoid delivery gaps and pipeline breaks,
·         Maintain a database on loans and repayments between WFP UGCO CPB activities and between WFP UGCO and other COs.
·         Participate in regular consultation meetings within the country and regional offices and take follow-up action as necessary.
·         Monitor usage of donor funds as per donor requirements and as per WFP corporate guidelines and ensure full utilization of donor funds
·         Assist in the financial analysis of activity budgets and resources and recommend necessary action when or as required.
·         Ensure all unassigned resources are allocated in line with the WFP rules and regulations.
·         Assist in generating budget analyses and provide findings with suggested recommendations to support activity managers, officers and the management team.
·         Assist in the preparation of annual reports
·         Support CO staffs in building their capacity in resource management

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name: Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Internal Controls & Compliance: Utilizes understanding of risk management approaches and internal controls to monitor projects and programmes to confirm regulatory compliance and ensure data integrity.
Performance Budgeting, Analysis & Reporting: Analyzes budgets and forecasts to support the development of recommendations for senior leadership on financial and business planning matters in accordance with Value for Money principles.
Resource Management: Monitors trends in staffing and resource usage to anticipate and escalate potential issues to programme leaders.
Performance Management; Displays sufficient understanding of WFP performance management system to gather relevant and accurate information from internal and external sources for inputs to monitoring and/or evaluation processes
Supply Chain and Operations Knowledge: Demonstrates basic understanding of WFP programme, implementation, and supply chain principles (including project modalities & structures).


4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
·         Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
·          Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
·          Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact.
·         Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.

People
·         Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
·         Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
·         Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
·         Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.

Performance
·         Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
·         Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
·         Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
·         Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.

Partnership
·         Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
·         Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
·         Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
·         Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Finance, Auditing, Economics, Logistics, Business Studies or any other related field from a recognized Institution;
·         At least (5) Years if relevant working experience gained from a reputable organization;
·         Skills in Project Planning and management, budgeting and programming processes
·         High level analytical skills
·         Ability to develop integrated analyses to support Strategic decision making in programming and budgeting
·         Solid Knowledge of most systems relevant to Organizational business processes
·         Good Knowledge and Skills in Using MS Office Applications;
·         Excellent command of English is Vital.

Desired Experiences for Entry into the Role
·         Has supported the preparation and management of budgets.
·         Has assisted with the monitoring of budgets/resource plans/pipelines/supply chains.
·          Has assisted with budget/allotment related issues within the WFP budget system.



NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are especially encouraged to apply.

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.


How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 31st October 2019

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Consultancy – Annual Data Collection & Review - Farm Africa


Organisation: Farm Africa
Duty Station: No fixed duty station – data collection to take place in Karamoja
Reports To: Chief of Party – Livestock for Livelihoods

About Us

Farm Africa is an innovative charity that reduces poverty in rural eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more: we help farmers to not only boost yields, but also gain access to markets, and add value to their produce.  We place a high priority on environmental sustainability and develop approaches that help farmers to improve their yields and incomes without degrading their natural resources. Our programmes vary hugely, ranging from helping crops farmers to boost harvests, livestock keepers to improve animal health and productivity, and forest coffee growers to reach export markets, but core to all of them is a focus on the financial sustainability of the farmers’ businesses and environmental sustainability.

Job Summary

Farm Africa Uganda is seeking a consultant or consultancy firm to carry out an annual data collection and review exercise (including a household survey) for our Livestock for Livelihoods programme in Karamoja.

Key Deliverables
This annual check-in will consist of primary data collection, but also of collating and analysing data gathered in Uganda by Farm Africa and partners to date. This process will assess the progress made by the L4L project in Uganda against the set indicator milestones after one year of implementation. All evidence gathered should be used to propose any changes that need to be made to the project design, theory of change and logframe. The process should also assess contextual factors which may affect the indicator values, project results and approach; and propose recommendations. L4L is implemented in the following four districts of Karamoja; Moroto, Kotido, Napak and Nakapirpirit.

Full details can be found in the Terms of Reference for the assignment.

Qualifications and Required Competencies

The project is looking for a consultant, a firm or a team of consultants with experience in conducting HH surveys in complex projects. Therefore, applicants should detail in their bid exactly how they will manage the different components of the project. Applications from consultancies will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the following qualifications and competencies:

Essential
·         Extensive knowledge and experience in carrying out HH surveys for (complex) projects, with a focus on livelihoods-related interventions
·         Experience in conducting studies in Uganda.
·         Relevant academic qualifications in numerical subject such as Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, etc.
·         Relevant practical experience in conducting surveys on agricultural, livestock & nutrition or gender programmes
·         Strong analytical (experience conducting data analysis), facilitation and communication skills
·         Excellent reporting and presentation skills
·         Fluency in spoken and written English
·         The right to work in Uganda
·         Experience in securing research approvals in Uganda.

Desirable
·         Candidates with demonstrable academic and practical experience in Animal Science (Livestock), and gender will be preferred
·         Previous knowledge of conducting the surveys outlined in the methodology
·         Fluency in Karamojong
·         Experience conducting data analysis in Microsoft Excel

Where applicants fail to meet any of the above criteria, for example, fluency in Karamojong or experience in livestock, gender or nutrition, the proposal should state how they expect to overcome this e.g. additional team members, translation services etc.


Application Process
All applications must be made using the Technical & Financial Proposal templates contained in the Terms of Reference

All documents must be submitted by email to our ‘sealed’ email address tenders@farmafrica.org by Sunday 3rd November 2019 - 6.00pm EAT. The email subject line should clearly indicate ‘L4L Annual Data Collection & Review’.


Farm Africa has a zero tolerance policy to fraud, bribery and corruption. If you have any concerns with regards to the way in which this work is being awarded please contact:
Rachel Beckett – Country Director Uganda – 0775 192 359 – rachelb@farmafrica.org

Deadline

Sunday 3rd November 2019 – 6.00pm EAT

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UN Logistics Associate (Retail Engagement) - World Food Programme

Job Title:            Logistics Associate (Retail Engagement)
Organization:   World Food Programme
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
VA NO.: 107474
GRADE: SC6

About US:
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After an emergency, WFP uses food to help communities rebuild their lives. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 80 countries each year. The organization has the global footprint, deep field presence and local knowledge and relationships necessary to provide access to food and contribute to lasting solutions, especially in many of the world’s most remote and fragile areas.

Brief description of WFP in Uganda

WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and work with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP provides life-saving food assistance and livelihood opportunities to refugees in Uganda. In addition, WFP assists the most vulnerable people in Karamoja with food and nutrition assistance. Finally, WFP works with smallholder farmers and links them to markets.

As Uganda strives to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 and become a middle-income country by 2040, WFP is also assessing its relevance and repositioning its role in Uganda.


We are seeking a qualified individual for the position of Logistics Associate (Retail Engagement), SC6 to be based in Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT
The job is located in Kampala and the incumbent will work closely with the Retail Engagement Consultant to facilitate and support the design and implementation of retail engagement strategy across WFP's food assistance portfolio. Retail Engagement strategy aims to increase the market efficiency by working with local food chain and retailers to reduce food price and eventually increase the purchase power of all consumers. The incumbent will work closely with WFP agents and selected retailers to improve their operation efficiency through trainings, group purchase and POS system introduction and thus require frequent travel

Job Summary:  To provide support to the Retail Engagement Strategy and increase the market efficiency by working with local food chain and retailers.
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KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)
Under the direct supervisition of the CAsh-Based Transfer (CBT) and Markets Supply Chain Officer responsible for Retail Engagement, and in close collaboration with the relevant functional units at the Head Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

1.       Carry out market assessments to indentify main inefficiencies and opportunities to strengthen local markets;
2.      Coordinate with field staff, local government, NGOs, UN agencies to set up market strengthening activities;
3.      Support the implementation of market strengthening activities such as improving linkages between farmers, suppliers and markets;
4.      Train WFP staff and also shop owners on the fundamentals of retail strength assortment, quality, price and service;
5.      Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for retail engagement activities;
6.      Support with the definition and implementation of key performance indicators (KPIs) to mesure success and mitigate risks associated with retail engagement;
7.      Work with Assessment, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (AMEL) and field team on market data monitoring and measure the retail against annual target;
8.      Carry out any other relevant duty assigned by the Coordinator.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES
Purpose
·         Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Coaches team in the most effective ways to communicate WFP’s Strategic Objectives to WFP team and partners in the field.
·         Be a force for positive change: Implements new methods or tools to improve team’s work processes and productivity.
·         Make the mission inspiring to our team: Maps team’s activities and tasks to specific successes in beneficiary communities to showcase positive impact
·          Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Explains to teammates how each unit contributes to the overall WFP mission.
People
·         Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Identifies skill development opportunities such as training modules or on-the-job experiences for self, colleagues and direct reports.
·          Create an inclusive culture: Facilitates team building activities to build rapport in own unit.
·          Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Facilitates the pairing of junior colleagues with coaches within own team.
·          Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Proactively anticipates potential challenges and develops mitigation plans to ensure that team meets goals and targets.
Performance
·         Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Identifies opportunities to be creative in own work and to help team be more innovative and accurate in their respective tasks and areas of work.
·          Focus on getting results: Monitors team’s deliverables and provides feedback to ensure outcomes are delivered consistently and accurately.
·          Make commitments and make good on commitments: Provides accurate guidance to team on expected responsibilities and tasks, whilst also upholding own commitment to the team.
·         Be Decisive: Sets an example and provides guidance to junior team members on when to escalate issues when faced with challenging issues in the workplace or in the field.
Partnership
·         Connect and share across WFP units: Facilitates partnerships with other WFP units to accomplish missions in the field.
·          Build strong external partnerships: Sets an example and provides guidance to team on how to build relationships with external partners.
·          Be politically agile & adaptable: Articulates to colleagues or direct reports the value of contributing to other WFP teams and agency partnerships in fulfilling WFP’s goals and objectives.
·          Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Organizes, monitors, and prioritizes own and team’s efforts to ensure that they will fulfill the needs of internal and external partners.
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
Capability Name:   Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Supply Chain Management and Optimization: Demonstrates ability to design basic supply chain networks, including appropriately assessing and escalating challenges to ensure that WFP is able to provide consistent and uninterrupted service to its beneficiaries and partners.
Planning, Project & Resource Mgmt: collects and analyses relevant technical data from diverse sources to forecast operational needs under various scenarios and makes evidence-based proposals.
Information Management & Reporting: Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to consolidate preliminary data analysis, draft reports and disseminate information that represents concerns and trends.
Market Analysis, Contracting and Operational Execution: Demonstrates ability to collect market information and process and analyse proposals in line with WFP standard rules and regulations in order to deliver efficiently.
Warehouse and Inventory Management: Demonstrates ability to implement operational warehouse procedures and normative guidance in order to manage WFP’s warehouse, handle inventory effectively through corporate systems, and ensure loss mitigation.
Technical Assistance and Coordination: Demonstrates abilities to provide basic technical advice and maintain effective (inclusive, collaborative, unified) logistics coordination mechanisms with humanitarian partners and other relevant stakeholders.






QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
·         A University Degree obtained from a recognised education institution in any of the following areas: Development Studies, Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, Finance Management, Marketing, Supply Chain or other related area;.
·         At least three (3) years of progressively responsible support experience in retail, Sales, Distribution, manufacture
·         Experience in rural development projects and/or operational aspects of commercial transactions.
·         Experience in cash based transfer programmes and/or digital payment solutions such as mobile money, agency banking;
·         Experience on collaborative work with national governments, international NGOs and/or UN agencies.
·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applciation..
Additional Competencies:
·         Analytical mind with a strategic ability, organization, attention to detail, be able to multi-task.
·         Proficient in MS Office
·         Excellent influencing and communication skills, both written and verbal
·         Good training skills, hardworking, calm, mature, logical, culturally sensitive, result oriented and interest in humanitarian development
·         Able to operate effectively and efficiently in a high-pressure and fast-paced department with flexibility to adopt changes
·         Strong communication skills and willingness to follow-up with individuals and departments in order to achieve goals
·         Able to operate with compassion and impartiality and demonstrate a high level of sensitivity and respect towards beneficiaries of all ages, locations and ethnic backgrounds


NB: Female applicants and qualified applicants from Uganda with Ugandan Nationality are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:
All candidates who desire to join the United Nations World Food Programme are encouraged to submit their applications online at the link below.




Deadline: 31st October 2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline

Program Officer - Policy Job Placement - Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)


Job Title:            Program Officer - Policy
Organization:   Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Report to: The Project Coordinator

About US:
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a subregional not-for-profit organisation covering eleven countries in Eastern and Central Africa, comprising Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan,Tanzania, and Uganda. ASARECA, is implementing the “Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture” (DeSIRA), a joint project funded by the European Union (EU) through the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The candidate shall support the Project Coordinator in:
·         Strengthening capacities of regional and national organizations in climate-relevant policy analysis, formulation and advocacy
·         Assessing capacity gaps and developing capacity strengthening plans related to policy analysis and policy formulation at national and regional levels
·          Conducting training and organizing technical assistance in policy analysis, formulation, advocacy and resource mobilization
·         Developing and promoting guidelines for inclusion of relevant climate STI indicators in NAIPs, for use by regional and continental institutions.
·         Developing capacities for application of foresight relevant to climate change by sensitizing stakeholders about the relevance of foresight and developing competencies in conducting foresight and in interpretation of foresight results
·         Organizing technical assistance to enable regional and national organizations to participate in foresight initiatives and apply results from past /ongoing foresight initiatives
·          Gathering feedback on the use of foresight tools and facilitating its utilization to inform improvements in application of foresight
·         Bridging the science-policy nexus through inclusive and evidence-supported policy dialogues and strategic communication sensitive to climate change
·         Convening policy dialogues at regional and continental levels on Climate Smart Agriculture, climate relevant issues and inter-regional trade and market access
·          Providing technical support for strategic communication regarding policy reforms and impacts, as well as developing policy briefs and communication materials
·         Providing technical support for policy formulation at national, sub-regional and continental levels
·          Strengthening the enabling environment for regional trade, markets and trans-boundary commodity movement, with focus on climate-related commodities
·         Conducting regional reviews of trade in agricultural inputs and commodities with the goal to increase implementation of existing policies in support of cross-border trade
·         Conducting evidence-supported advocacy to improve the implementation of existing policies to support cross border trade in agricultural inputs and commodities.
·          Providing intellectual leadership in dissemination of research findings and other relevant information on technology generation, transfer and commercialization through appropriate media.
·          Representing ASARECA at high-level meetings such as with EU, COMESA, EAC and within the countries
·          Analyzing priority value chains to inform development of business and investment plans for upgrading farmlevel capacities to engage with agribusinesses.

Project monitoring: The candidate will work closely with the Theme Leader for Knowledge Management to:
·         Develop policy analysis and implementation data collection tools
·         Support data collection, analysis and dissemination of policy-related data / information
·         Effectively manage data and knowledge.
Reporting: The candidate will work closely with the Theme Leader to:
·         Ensure accurate and timely reporting of DeSIRA activities
·         Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual and technical reports.
·          Gather and submit human interest stories


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal  candidate must hold a Master’s degree in Development Studies, Agriculture, Economics, Policy Management or related field
·         At least 5 years of relevant experience in agricultural markets and policy research for development programs
·         Good skills in policy, forecasting and foresight analytics
·         Experience in advocacy for enabling environment on markets and trade and in engagement of private sector or wider stakeholder networks in national and multi-country dialogues and other policy-enactment processes
·         Knowledge of and experience with project cycle management and management of personnel
·         Experience in working in the ASARECA region
·          Experience working on agriculture is a must.

Required Skills
·         Strategic and Systems thinking as well as Project Management skills
·          Financial management skills including management of aid project finance
·         This position requires a fluency in both written and spoken English, but knowledge of French is an added advantage.
·         Ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work under tight deadlines.
·          Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills
·         Excellent networking ability with stakeholders (government agencies, NGOs, private organizations).
·         Experience in diversity and inclusion (gender mainstreaming, participatory policy processes)
·         Computer literacy especially strong knowledge of MS Office applications and relevant analytical software


How to Apply:
Interested applicants should submit a confidential cover letter and detailed CV with names and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail address and telephone numbers) to the attention: Head, Human Resource and Administration, ASARECA Secretariat, Plot 5 Mpigi Road,
P.O. Box 765 Entebbe, Uganda (hr@asareca.org).

Deadline: 30th October 2019.

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