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Intern- Resilience, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation, SSA3, (Moroto Field Operations)

Uganda (Uganda)

  • Organization: WFP - World Food Programme
  • Location: Uganda (Uganda)
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
  • 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.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger.  It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.

Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests, and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.

WFP interventions in Karamoja involve working closely with the nine District Local Governments (DLGs) in joint design and programming, evidence gathering, knowledge sharing, strengthening sub-national capacities and establishing partnerships with other development partners.

WFP in Karamoja focuses on the following areas: Nutrition specific and nutrition-sensitive programmes to treat and prevent malnutrition and reduce stunting; Building resilience to shocks and climate change in anticipation of increased food insecurity and limited livelihood opportunities;  Ensuring school children receive nutritious meals to meet their basic food, nutrition and health needs and including increasing enrolment and attendance; Working with the government and partners to reduce crop losses, improve household food security and increase a marketable surplus;  Deploying targeted relief assistance to crises-affected populations or households as informed by food security and nutrition assessments; and Strengthening government’s shock-responsive systems to improve food security and nutrition in Karamoja.

 

WFP programmes in Karamoja use food and cash to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.

On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 1 million people in Karamoja sub region.

JOB PURPOSE

The RLCCA Intern is expected to support the design and implementation of multi-sectoral, integrated resilience, livelihoods and climate change adaptation (RLCCA) programme in Karamoja using District Local Government (DLG) and community capacity and systems strengthening approach.  The intern will contribute towards the coordination of RLCCA and the Strengthening of Shock Responsive Systems (PROACT) programmes, support the roll-out of Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) to strengthen the design, planning and implementation of programmes in resilience building, productive safety nets, disaster-risk reduction and preparedness.  RLCCA programme will be based on community/participatory planning tools, technical and strategic work on livelihood assets creation and synergies with other WFP Karamoja programme activities and those implemented by DLGs and other development partners.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Programme Implementation

  • Contribute to designing and implementing a set of integrated RLCCA interventions in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Karamoja that will bring the most benefit and impact to the people in need.
  • Support preparation of RLCCA activity work plans, budgets and ensure effective management of allocated resources.
  • Support produce regular updates on the implementation and financial situation of RLCCA activities.
  • Build and maintain effective synergies/integration between RLCCA and other WFP Karamoja programme activities i.e. Crisis Response, School Based Programmes, Nutrition, Agriculture and Market Support (AMS) and PROACT including Capacity and Systems Strengthening, Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning & Analysis (AMEL) and Communications for Development (C4D).
  • Contribute to technical advice on RLCCA programming and the integration with Crisis Response, School Based Programmes, Nutrition, Agriculture and Market Support (AMS) and PROACT, and synergies with DLG and other development partner partner interventions.
  • Ensure robust monitoring and descriptive of progress in the use of programming tools (i.e 3PA, Food & Cash Assistance for Assets, PROACT) and partnership efforts, particularly with the DLGs, FAO and other development partners.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for funding and promote support to initiatives that strengthen gender transformative programming  and food systems approaches in RLCCA interventions.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES CONT'D

Learning and Organisational Change

  • Champion respect for and use of complaints & feedback data, contextual analysis and gender analysis to improve RLCCA programme design and delivery.
  • Support greater sharing and use of gender-sensitive monitoring data, feedback and lessons learned across in the RLCCA programme portfolio and ensure that interventions are responsive to the needs of the people that WFP serves and are informed by sound understanding of Karamoja context.
  • Ensure consistency of indicators across RLCCA programme activities with the goal of supporting improvements of systems and procedures that measure performance and achievements towards outcomes and impact. 

       Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening

  • Implement RLCCA innovative practices, approaches that are appropriate for Karamoja sub-region context.
  • Engage in evidence generation and research iniatives that may contribute to improved evidence in WFP RLCCA programme interventions in Karamoja.
  • Provide support to institutionalize and share best practices and knowledge learned for RLCCA products and services with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen capacity of WFP and cooperating partner staff, communities, DLGs etc. in evidence-based programming.
  • Support planning and facilitation of RLCCA capacity strengthening activities for programme teams and partners to enhance quality programming.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  •  Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  •  Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people's skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  •  Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  •  Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  •  Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  •  Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  •  Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  •  Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  •  Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  •  Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  •  Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance:  Ability to facilitate implementation of food assistance programmes under guidance using basic understanding of principles and good practices of programme design, implementation and monitoring. 

Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers):  Ability to facilitate, under guidance, food assistance programme implementation that deploys full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation. 

Knowledge of Specialized Areas:  Ability to understand basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes. 

Emergency Programming:  Displays capacity to provide inputs into the development, implementation and realignment of high quality emergency programmes. 

Strategic Policy Engagement with Government:  Ability to understand and apply basic principles of engagement with DLG counterparts.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Recent graduate with second-class honours bachelors degree qualification from a recognised university (certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO) in Uganda in one of the following fields:  Agriculture & Food Systems, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Management, Livestock, Rural Development, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Watershed Management, Food Transformation or another relevant technical field.  Graduation must be within the last 3 years (i.e. 2019 to 2021) at the time of applying for the internship.

 

Experience:

Demonstrated understanding on resilience and livelihoods development activities.  Ability to integrate different components of resources management in line with community development and livelihood resiliency development.  Ability to understand the links between sustainable development, community development, social and gender issues.  Some experience with experience with project development and results-based management methodologies.  Excellent analytical, writing, advocacy, presentation, and communications skills.  Some experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation is an asset.

LANGUAGE

Fluency in written and oral English language.  Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

Friday 7th January 2022

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Female candidates are highly 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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