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Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Associate

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

The CVA Programme Associate will support the planning, 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 Requirements
  • Master’s degree in agriculture economics, business management, development studies, social sciences or related subject
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda.

Responsibilities

  • Support the development 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;
  • 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 to support agricultural interventions; and to establish monitoring tools for potential CVA;
  • 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;
  • Support the M&E Department to establish CVA-specific regular assessment (e.g. market, feasibility), monitoring, reporting and analysis tools, including Post-Distribution Monitoring, Dashboards and guidelines aligned to SMART indicators to assess performance and inform programmatic decisions;
  • Provide technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners on the roll-out of CVA through routine monitoring of partner activities in the Desert Locust response under the pillars of surveillance and control and livelihoods protection and recovery;
  • 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.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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