Intern - Agriculture Market Support (AMS), SSA3 job at World Food Programme (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP)

Intern - Agriculture Market Support (AMS), SSA3 job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 07 January 2022

Hiring Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)

Job Details:

To 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 Accountabilities (not all-inclusive)
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

Standard Minimum Qualifications
• Must have graduated not before 2019
• A Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics and Climate Change, Natural Resource Management and Marketing obtained from a recognized institution.
• 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
• Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.

Application procedure

To apply follow this link 

Date Posted: 2021-12-18