Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst

FAO Uganda

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Job Summary

The Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst will support the creation, planning, supervision, 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.

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Organizational Setting
The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Climate Change, Food Security and Livelihoods and related sectors 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 Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst is directly supervised by the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator and is under the technical supervision of the Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Specialist.

Technical Focus
The Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst will support the creation, planning, supervision, 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 Cash and Voucher Assistance Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • In consultation with the CVA Specialist, support the M&E Department to establish CVA-specific methodologies and tools for regular assessment (e.g. market, feasibility) and surveys; data collection, cleaning, analysis and management (e.g. excels modules for data collection, data analysis syntaxes, databases, etc.); and monitoring and reporting (e.g. post-distribution monitoring, dashboards, guidelines aligned to SMART indicators, etc.) to assess performance and inform programmatic decisions;
  • In coordination with the CVA Specialist, 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 and Cash for Work to support agricultural interventions, and to establish monitoring tools for potential CVA;
  • Contribute to the interpretation of data analysis results using statistical techniques and support application of such results in project activities, reports and knowledge products;
  • Support the development of 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;
  • 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;
  • Provide technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners (NGOs, private sector, etc.) on the roll-out of CVA through routine monitoring of partner activities in the refugee response programme and other programmes, as required;
  • When needed, 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

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Agriculture Economics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computational Sciences, Commerce, Business Administration, Development studies, or related subject.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in CVA for food security and livelihoods in humanitarian responses, preferably with the United Nations or other international or multilateral organizations.
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in data analysis and management and monitoring activities using widely used statistical packages such as SPSS, STATA, MS Excel.
  • Coordination skills (communication) and ability to technically support on CVA needs across different thematic areas.
  • Experience working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.
  • Extent and relevance of experience with international or multi-lateral organizations, preferably FAO, and/or with government is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Writing and communication skills.

Additional Information

  • FAO 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.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Job Posting
22/Nov/2022
Closure Date
06/Dec/2022, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit
FRUGA
Job Type
Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition
NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level
N/A
Primary Location
Uganda-Kampala
Duration
12 months
Post 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 is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


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