FAO Desert Locust Response Coordinator Jobs in Uganda
FAO Desert Locust Response Coordinator Jobs in UgandaUnder the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and direct supervision of Deputy FAO Representative and the technical supervision by staff of the FAO Representation and the FAO Regional Resilience Team East Africa (RTEA), the Desert Locust Response Coordinator will be responsible for coordination of FAO response (surveillance, control and recovery efforts) in support of government intervention. The position will be based at the FAO Representation in Kampala with extensive travel in Eastern and Northern Uganda.
The position’s technical focus is on the implementation of a sound desert locust response in line with the lifecycle of Desert Locust and includes technical elements of control, surveillance and livelihood protection.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Desert Locust Response Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:
Liaise with, and collaborate with all actors working in desert locust surveillance, control and recovery to ensure the DL response expectations are fulfilled quickly and efficiently;
Liaise with FAO personnel in the field offices and in Kampala to ensure that FAO interventions are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.
Follow up with FAO personnel on procurement and timely delivery of equipment and materials for desert locust surveillance and control to targeted beneficiaries/users.
Support local governments in affected areas to organize coordination and technical meetings and training workshops.
Participate in coordination meetings and take necessary follow up actions;
Articulate FAO’s interventions in the country in relation to global, sub-regional and national frameworks;
Provide technical advice and support, monitor progress and report on desert locust surveillance, control and recovery efforts.
Guide to ensure that activities on the ground are technically sound and meet expectations of government, donors and the communities served;
Support and follow up interventions to ensure functionality of structures, concrete plans and strategies for surveillance and control.
Provide timely reports as shall be agreed upon
Perform any other duty as shall be assigned.
Advanced university degree in agriculture preferably in entomology or a closely related field
At least five years of relevant professional experience in: pest surveillance and management; insect pest data collection using modern digital tools; and/or good knowledge and experience in pesticide risk management
Working knowledge of English
National of Uganda.
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Experience in organizing and conducting trainings at national and local government level
Excellent abilities in coordination and monitoring are required as well as demonstrated experience in coordinating and liaising with multiple stakeholders
Ability, willingness and initiative to meet tight work schedules
Excellent analytical and communication skills
Relevant working experience for an international or multi-lateral organization and or with government is considered an advantage
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; FAO Desert Locust Response Coordinator Jobs in Uganda
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