FAO National EpidemiologistJobs in Uganda

FAO National EpidemiologistJobs in Uganda


  • Under 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.

    Technical Focus

  • 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.

    Minimum Requirements

  • 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

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills

  • 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 National EpidemiologistJobs in Uganda

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