UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021 – No Experience Intern (Food Systems)

UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2022
December 30, 2021

Job Title: Intern (Food Systems) – UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

Organization: UN World Food Programme (WFP)

Duty Station: Koboko, Uganda



UN World Food Programme (WFP) Profile:

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.



Job Summary:

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position (Food Systems) under the WFP Uganda, Koboko Field Office. The position will be based at Koboko Field Office. The Internship will be for an initial period of six months. The purpose is to provide support in implementation of food systems programme operations.



Roles and responsibilities of UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021:

  • Support and participate in planning and implementation and integration of AMS activities with other programme activities under Koboko Field Office. • Support in organizing trainings and workshops under the AMS Programme.
  • Participate in district local government and trader engagements for market linkage between refugee markets and host communities.
  • Participate in the programme reviews and provide input for the improvement of implementation.
  • Support in the identification, registration, and mobilization of smallholder farmer groups for AMS under the cooperating partner ACAV.
  • Support training of farmer organizations in post-harvest handling, market linkages and VSLA
  • Organize and participate in joint monitoring missions with different stakeholders for both AMS and nutrition activities.
  • Support and initiate low cost but highly productive agricultural projects in partnership with DLGs and AMS cooperating partner (ACAV).
  • Ensure provision of timely updates on AMS and report on programme activities weekly and monthly.
  • Perform any task delegated by the supervisor.



Qualifications for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

  • Recent graduate (2019-2021) with a Bachelors degree in one of the following disciplines: Food science & Nutrition, Public Health, Agriculture, Social sciences and humanitarian studies
  • Oral and written fluency in English plus; as well as one/two local languages including: Luo, Acholi, Lugbara, Madi, Kakwa, Aringa, Alur and Langi. • Female applicants are highly encouraged
  • Experience in data collection and analysis.
  • Self-driven, a team player and open to new challenges; and interested in taking a first step in the humanitarian sector with (social protection).
  • Solid analytical, writing skills, and communication skills.
  • Able and willing to work in a diverse community environment and have practical working experience in refugee settings and/in complex emergencies.



How To Apply for UN WFP Uganda Jobs 2021

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 7th January 2022



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