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Intern - Business Support Assistant- IT (1 position) Gulu

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World Food Programme
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Gulu, Northern Region, Uganda
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Published 29 days ago

Company Description:

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 Description:

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NOTE: WFP DOES NOT SOLICIT FOR FEES OR ANY FORM OF PAYMENT FROM JOB APPLICANTS

WFP is looking for talented people who are committed to joining our efforts to eradicate hunger. It offers unlimited opportunities to grow your professionalism, talent and expertise. Start your journey to be a member of the world-wide effort to eradicate hunger. WFP has a policy of affirmative action for women.

ABOUT WFP

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.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency, fighting hunger worldwide. We are currently seeking to fill an internship position (IT) under the WFP Uganda, Gulu. The position will be based in Gulu, Uganda. The Internship will be for an initial period of six (6) months.

JOB PURPOSE

The Intern will play a key role in IT support during GFA activities in Adjumani, data updates, reconciliation, and monitoring of key programme activities under the Gulu field office

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Support the setup of distribution sites and ensure all food commodities are well documented and captured.

Conduct routine Cash Based Transfer reconciliation activities in field on a daily and provide weekly reports that contribute to the settlement weekly and monthly reports.

Support Refugee hosting DLG adopt digital data management systems in other programmes - social protection program, Asset creation and AMS

Collect and summarize assistance programme(s) data, collaborating with key stakeholders where required, conduct analysis, and prepare reports to support programme reviews and informative decision-making.

Ensure timely receipt of the monthly distribution reports and data entry is done and timely submitted. Efficient reporting on GFA activities and performances to support reconciliation

Take responsibility for program data integrity to facilitate availability of accurate information in corporate systems. Upheld compliance with IT security standards

Identify discrepancies in statistics and data, such as missing information, inaccurate information from partner and report to senior staff to support partners to deliver their work.

Undertaken routine data business support analysis of pre and post GDT data on trend anomalies to ensure services are delivered consistently and to the required standards to contribute to the visibility of WFP in the coverage areas.

Supportincollectingdistributionsite,FoodBasketmonitoring,CashBasketMonitoring,Marketdataand any other assessments carried out in the refugee settlement and ensure all data is timely uploaded monthly.

Take responsibility for the maintenance of set standard systems, databases, and files, to ensure information is accurate and readily available for the function.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Recent graduate (2019 - 2022) with a bachelors degree in IT or any related field.

Fluent in English (oral and written) 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

07 January 2022

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All employment decisions are made on the basis of organizational needs, job requirements, merit, and individual qualifications. WFP is committed to providing an inclusive work environment free of sexual exploitation and abuse, all forms of discrimination, any kind of harassment, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. Therefore, all selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), FAO Finance Committee, WFP External Auditor, WFP Audit Committee, Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) and other similar bodies within the United Nations system with oversight responsibilities over WFP, both during their service and within three years of ceasing that service.

Company Description:

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Application Deadline
    January 7, 2022
  • Payment
    Stipend

Location

On-site
Upper Churchill Dr, Gulu, Ouganda

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