Organisation: United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
Duty Station: Uganda
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 United 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.
Job Summary: The Intern – Agriculture Market Support (AMS) will provide support to Agriculture Market Support (AMS) programmes and activities to contribute to meeting the Agriculture Market Support needs of WFP beneficiaries and the Karamoja community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support to monitor and review the overall trainings provided to smallholder farmers and other value chain actors by the cooperating partner.
- Support the program staff to mobilize, monitor and supervise a broad range of activities conducted by Farmer Organisations from input access, production, postharvest management, and marketing.
- Support the Field Offices to conduct regular monthly review meetings on the progress of the Agriculture Market Support.
- Assist in the implementation of the plan of action, review achievement and constraints and provide Feedback to the senior Programme Assistant.
- Monitor the overall number and status of smallholder farmers in the project
- Liaise with relevant institutions to link farmers to financial institution to enable farmers access micro-financing support for increased production.
- Co-ordinate with Field Officer staff and partner to ensure every targeted farmer receives the mandated trainings and e-voucher for the postharvest equipment ordered. Besides, ensure all data related to postharvest equipment is collected and analysed for decision making
- In close coordination with Field Office staff and partners, visit smallholder farmers sites to verify progress and provide advice as required.
- Assist in carrying out routine field visits to the targeted districts to support Field Offices on programmatic and operational issues in the implementation of AMS project/programme
- Contribute to the periodic/monthly reports (offer support in the preparation of monthly reports and submit material for preparation of periodic project monitoring reports)
- Carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the supervisor or WFP management.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Intern – Agriculture Market Support (AMS) should be a recent graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Marketing obtained from a recognized institution.
- Must have graduated not before 2019
- Basic understanding of Value Chain Development and Food System, Sustainable Livelihoods Approaches, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management and support. Strong background knowledge on the operations Micro-Small-Medium Enterprises which work towards supporting smallholder farmers
- Good knowledge and skills in using MS Office applications.
- Knowledge of Local Language will be an added Advantage
- Language: Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.
- Has experience in community engagement to identifying underlying needs and appropriate interventions
- General knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems and standards as well as working with producer organizations and other agricultural value chain actors.
NB: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are encouraged to apply online at the link below
Deadline: 7th January 2022