United Nations World Food Programme Intern- Resilience, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation Jobs in Uganda

United Nations World Food Programme Intern- Resilience, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation Jobs in Uganda

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.

    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.

    Organizational Context

  • The UN World Food Programme (WFP), 2020 Noble Peace Prize winner, is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda.

  • Karamoja sub-region where WFP has presence since 1964 is the poorest region in Uganda with over 80% population living under the poverty line. The region is prone to increasingly frequent and severe natural disasters, especially droughts, pests, and diseases (humans, crops, and livestock) in part because of climate change.

  • WFP programmes in Karamoja use food and cash to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities that are food secure.

    Job Purpose

  • The RLCCA Intern is expected to support the design and implementation of multi-sectoral, integrated resilience, livelihoods and climate change adaptation (RLCCA) programme in Karamoja using District Local Government (DLG) and community capacity and systems strengthening approach. The intern will contribute towards the coordination of RLCCA and the Strengthening of Shock Responsive Systems (PROACT) programmes, support the roll-out of Three-Pronged Approach (3PA) to strengthen the design, planning and implementation of programmes in resilience building, productive safety nets, disaster-risk reduction and preparedness.

    Key Accountabilities

    Programme Implementation

  • Contribute to designing and implementing a set of integrated RLCCA interventions in pastoral and agro-pastoral areas of Karamoja that will bring the most benefit and impact to the people in need.

  • Support preparation of RLCCA activity work plans, budgets and ensure effective management of allocated resources.

  • Support produce regular updates on the implementation and financial situation of RLCCA activities.

  • Contribute to technical advice on RLCCA programming and the integration with Crisis Response, School Based Programmes, Nutrition, Agriculture and Market Support (AMS) and PROACT, and synergies with DLG and other development partner partner interventions.

  • Ensure robust monitoring and descriptive of progress in the use of programming tools (i.e 3PA, Food & Cash Assistance for Assets, PROACT) and partnership efforts, particularly with the DLGs, FAO and other development partners.

    Learning and Organisational Change

  • Champion respect for and use of complaints & feedback data, contextual analysis and gender analysis to improve RLCCA programme design and delivery.

  • Ensure consistency of indicators across RLCCA programme activities with the goal of supporting improvements of systems and procedures that measure performance and achievements towards outcomes and impact.

    Innovation, Knowledge Management and Capacity Strengthening

  • Implement RLCCA innovative practices, approaches that are appropriate for Karamoja sub-region context.

  • Engage in evidence generation and research iniatives that may contribute to improved evidence in WFP RLCCA programme interventions in Karamoja.

  • Support planning and facilitation of RLCCA capacity strengthening activities for programme teams and partners to enhance quality programming.

    4Ps Core Organisational Capabilities


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

    Standard Minimum Qualifications


  • Recent graduate with second-class honours bachelors degree qualification from a recognised university (certified by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization - UNESCO) in Uganda in one of the following fields: Agriculture & Food Systems, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Management, Livestock, Rural Development, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Watershed Management, Food Transformation or another relevant technical field. Graduation must be within the last 3 years (i.e. 2019 to 2021) at the time of applying for the internship.


  • Demonstrated understanding on resilience and livelihoods development activities. Ability to integrate different components of resources management in line with community development and livelihood resiliency development.

  • Ability to understand the links between sustainable development, community development, social and gender issues. Some experience with experience with project development and results-based management methodologies.

  • Excellent analytical, writing, advocacy, presentation, and communications skills. Some experience in programme design, monitoring and evaluation is an asset.


  • Fluency in written and oral English language. Ability to communicate in basic Ngakarimojong, Lebthur and/or Swahili languages is a requirement.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations World Food Programme Intern- Resilience, Livelihoods & Climate Change Adaptation Jobs in Uganda

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