Job Title: Business Support Assistant (Crisis Response)

Organization: World Food Programme

Duty Station: Kampala


Job Summary:

The Intern will provide support to the Crisis Resposnse Unit programme activities that effectively meet food and cash assistance needs including through in-kind food assistance, cash-based transfer programming, sustainable food systems and market access in target refugee settlements.


Roles and responsibilities

  •  Contribute to preparing briefs, presentations and reports on the CO Emergency Preparedness and Response, supporting the EPR taskforce coordination as well as working closely with the field offices.
  •  Provide administrative support to the Inter-agency Food Security Sector coordination ensuring timely information management.
  •  Conduct desk research, reviews and analyses of key documents relating to phase III refugee assistance prioritization and Emergency Preparedness activities.
  •  Support information management activities (build/update a repository of key documents, liaise with other teams to compile lessons learned and recommendations to improve programme implementation.
  •  Develop a tracking tool to monitor CRU oversight/audit recommendations implementation, etc.
  •  Support resource management ensuring efficient monitoring to prevent and address pipeline breaks and maximize operational effectiveness.
  •  Support administrative processes to ensure the effective implementation of Field Level Agreements (FLAs) in consultation with AOs and current and prospective partners.
  •  Support and participate in CP budget review meetings at the Country Office level and in consultation with the Field/Area Offices.
  •  Support the consultant in the Review of the Multiyear Strategic Partnership Approach.
  •  Review program activity data by implementing partner/site/district/sub-office and region, compile and analyse information and prepare periodic and ad hoc reports, to support the accuracy and efficiency of information presented to internal and external stakeholders.
  •  In collaboration with the Cash Based Transfer (CBT) team, support the coordination of Financial literacy trainings in target refugee settlements.
  •  Support CBT expansion activities in target refugee settlements including multi-sectoral assessments.
  •  Participate in Cash Working Group (CWG) meetings both internal and external.
  •  Support in CBT digitisation including piloting of new digital cash delivery mechanisms in target refugee settlement.
  •  Support Digital Financial Inclusion (DFI) and Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) activities in targeted refugee settlements.
  •  Perform any other tasks as required

Minimum Qualifications for this job:

  • Completion of a first University degree in one of the following disciplines: Food Science, Nutrition, Economics, Statistics or Management Information Systems from a recognized university. within 6 months period at the time of taking up the internship, if selected.
  •  Programme Lifecycle & Food Assistance: Demonstrates ability to identify key variables and contextual factors that affect food assistance problemsand programmes throughout the lifecycle to inform quality programme design or re-design.
  •  Transfer Modalities (Food, Cash, Vouchers): Demonstrates ability to implement, under guidance, food assistance programmes deploying the full range of transfer modalities with an understanding of basic principles guiding modality selection and implementation.
  •  Broad Knowledge of Specialized Areas: Understands basic technical concepts and data and their relevance to food assistance programmes.
  •  Excellent analytical and writing skills, as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  •  Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure.
  •  Basic Information technolology/computer skillsProficient reporting writing skills.
  •  – knowledge and experience in MS Office, Stata, SPSS
  •  – Knowledge in SQL, R, Python is desirable.
  • Fluency in oral and written English, including strong writing skills


Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their applications using the links below:


Closing Date: 7th October 2022, 5.00 pm.

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