WFP

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 25 September 2018 at 09:44

Vacancy announcement at WFP

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. WFP cherishes and takes pride in its human capital; therefore, we seek to recruit competent persons for the position below;

Post Title 1Monitoring and Evaluation Officer 

Grade: SC8

Contract TypeService Contract

Duty Station: Arua

Latest date for submission of applications: 4th October 2018

Job details here

Post Title 2Programme Policy Officer (Post-Harvest Management)

Grade: SC9

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Kampala

Latest date for submission of applications: 18th October 2018

Job details here

Female applicants and qualified applicants from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply

WFP has zero tolerance for discrimination and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

No appointment under any kind of contract will be offered to members of the UN Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ),

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Posted By in Agricultural and Rural Finance Platform
Posted 30 July 2018 at 08:29

World Food Programme (WFP) picks Uganda as food hub

The World Food Programme (WFP) has elevated Uganda as a global procurement hub, paving way for more than 1,000 grain farmers in the country to benefit from local procurement. Already as part of the scheme for setting standards, the WFP has constructed more than 70 Silos across the country for post-harvest management to ensure that high standards are maintained.

Mr Elkhidir Daloum, the WFP country director, said Uganda produces grains in excess and has the capacity to supply the entire East African region and beyond. He said over the last three years, WFP has procured more than 300,000 metric tonnes of grains locally. He said they have injected more than $100m (about Shs368 billion) into the local economy through the local purchases.

Uganda is now one of our global procurement hubs for model modern commodity management facility. This means we can order local purchases from here and it’s not going to be a one year’s programme.

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
Posted 5 September 2017 at 12:44

Hunger crises will escalate unless we invest more in addressing root causes

UN food agency chiefs visiTed drought-hit Ethiopia

“It is essential to invest in preparedness and provide farmers and rural communities with knowledge and tools to safeguard themselves and their livelihoods. We’ve witnessed here that saving livelihoods means saving lives - it is people’s best defense against drought” said Graziano da Silva, Director-General of FAO.

José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), made their plea after they visited projects that treat dwindling herds to limit further livestock deaths and met drought-affected people receiving food rations.

All three agencies are working closely with the Government of Ethiopia to eliminate hunger in the country. In meetings with Deputy Pr

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 22 August 2017 at 10:19

La sous-nutrition coûte plus d’1 milliard de dollars US par an à la République démocratique du Congo

Le 7 juillet 2017, le gouvernement de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a publié un nouveau rapport révélant le coût social et économique de la sous-nutrition dans le pays. Cette étude met l’accent sur les pertes considérables subies chaque année en raison des coûts accrus des soins de santé, des fardeaux supplémentaires pesant sur le système éducatif et de la productivité amoindrie de la population active. On estime le montant de ces coûts à 1,637 milliard de francs congolais par an, soit 1 milliard de dollars US.

L’étude sur le coût de la faim (CDFA) a été entreprise par le gouvernement de la RDC en collaboration avec le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM), la Commission de l’Union africaine (CAU), le nouveau partenariat pour le développement de l’Afrique (NEPAD) et la Commission économique des Nations Unies pour l’Amérique

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Gerlance KAMBALE MUSAVULI Merci pour le partage d'infoarmation, il faut envisager une solution durable!

1 year 5 months ago

JAFFAR RUSHIGAJE Etant donné que la RDC est fertile dans sa partie orientale et centrale

1 year 5 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 5 April 2017 at 11:39

Logistics Officer Job at the UN World Food Programme (WFP)

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. WFP works to help people who cannot produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families. It assists 80 million people in and around 80 countries each year, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

As the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030, one in nine people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. Food and food-related assistance lie at the heart of the struggle to break the cycle of hunger and poverty.

We are seeking qualified individual for the position of Logistics Officer at SC8 level, to be based at the WFP Warehouse in Nalukolongo - Kampala. Selected candidate will be employed on Service Contract

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 7 February 2017 at 05:55

WFP Job Opportunity

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency against world hunger. It is the largest and longest serving humanitarian agency in Uganda. Currently WFP focuses on four priority areas to support the government to achieve zero hunger: saving lives in emergencies, building resilience through predictable safety nets, increasing market access for smallholder farmers and reducing post-harvest losses, and improving nutrition. In 2016, WFP procured more than 100,000 mt of food from local suppliers in Uganda.

The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and therefore seeks to recruit competent persons for the following,

Position: Programme Policy Officer – Capacity Strengthening

Area of expertise: Programme & policy

Type of contract: Long term opportunities

Closing date: 16 February 2017, 21:59 GMT

Full Job details & how to apply here

Note:

WFP is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a Zero Tolerance P

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Uganda
Posted 23 November 2016 at 03:07

KASESE AGRICULTURAL FINANCE FAIR - REPORT

“The fair was very educative, we had no bank account, but I know what is required to get one and I have had the opportunity to compare the terms with different financial institutions, my group should have a bank account in the near future.” - Masereka Geofrey of Lake Katwe Farmers Organisation 


SNV Agriculture market support (AMS) project in partnership with AgriProFocus and World food Program

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Mugisha Richard The relationship between the farmers and services providers is getting stronger each time a finance Fair is organized. Farmers are steadily gaining confidence to interact with the banks. 

2 years 1 month ago

Okello Justine Thanks a lot for the Good work done this what our farmers need.

2 years 1 month ago

Posted By in Jobs and Call for Proposals
Posted 23 November 2016 at 07:05

Job Title: Business Support Assistant - Procurement SC4 

Requisition # 3162 - Posted 17/11/2016 - Short Term-SC WFP - Africa, Central & Eastern - Rwanda - Kigali - (English; French) - PROCUREMENT


POSTING AND CLOSING DATES

Posting Date: 17 November 2016

Closing Date: 23 November 2016


JOB PURPOSE

To deliver standard business support processes for a specific professional area of work, to facilitate effective service delivery.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

1. Gather information with clear direction to support the drafting of documents and preparing reports by other staff.
2. Respond to queries and escalate where appropriate, in order to provide a timely and accurate service to clients.
3. Support processing and managing routine administrative and financial tasks in various functional areas, to contribute to the effective and timely management of resources.
4. Provide revision and proof-reading services for standard documents, to contribute to the development of accurate documentation.
5. T

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