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Business Support Assistant-Asset Creation and Livelihoods (ACL) Intern

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-28

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WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism,  talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.


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 graduates for the position of Business Support Assistant- Asset Creation and Livelihoods-Interns (3) , SSA3 to be based at Kyangwali, Isingiro and Kyenjojo Field Offices under the internship project.  Selected candidates will be employed on Special Service Agreement (6 months).


The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill internship positions under the WFP South West Area Office based at Kyangwali, Kyenjojo and Isingiro Field Offices. The Internship will be for an initial period of 6 months starting from 1st January 2022


The positions are based at the Field Offices (FO's) and report to the Monitoring Assistants or designates. The position holders will support the overall implementation of the Asset Creation and Livelihood interventions under the 3 FOs through undertaking and participation in all activities ranging from planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.


  • Participate in the programme design and planning processes
  • In partnership with District Local Governments and OPM participate in the community sensitization and beneficiary selection process
  • Support project beneficiary profiling and registration exercises
  • Support the monitoring assistant in the overall monitoring of the ACL/livelihood activities in the refugee settlement and in the host community in collaboration with Government (OPM, DLG), UNHCR and other livelihood partners in the district using MODA
  • Strengthen internal and external programme integration
  • Support the district, OPM and sub counties in the implementation of the ACL activities
  • Working with the Sub County teams and OPM, maintain a record of attendance for all beneficiaries participating in ACL activities


  • Support in the development of concept notes for activities and support in the processing of funds for activity implementation
  • Support in organizing and participate in joint support missions to the different project locations
  • Support in the program documentation maintaining both hard and soft copies of all relevant information
  • Working with the community engagement team support to document success stories/human interest stories emerging from program implementation
  • On a weekly and monthly basis submit to the Monitoring Assistant highlights of activities undertaken during the reporting period and any other important information for the attention of management
  • Support the monitoring and implementation of other programs such as the AMS/MKF activities
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor


  • A recent graduate of a bachelor’s programme in Social Work Social Administration, Development studies, Agriculture, Environment Management, Project Planning and Management among others with at least a second class degree from a Recognised University. 
  • Basic understanding of the livelihood programming
  • Good knowledge and understanding of the local communities
  • Good computer skills with knowledge of MS office applications
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work with the most vulnerable communities including refugees
  • Highly flexible and willing to live and work in hard to reach areas
  • A team player who is able to work effectively in a diverse environment
  • Self motivated and ready to work with minimal supervision
  • A resident of the local Area (Should originate from the targeted local region (South West), born and staying in the region)



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


28th December 2021


Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries 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.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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