UN FAO Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs in Uganda
UN FAO Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs in UgandaOrganizational Setting
The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related sectors.
The Agro-Forestry Specialist will support the community planning, implementation and monitoring of GCP/UGA/043/LDF project entitled “Integrating climate resilience into agricultural and pastoral production in Uganda, through a Farmer/Agro-pastoralist Field School Approach”.
This projects aim to strengthen key government institutions at central and decentralized levels and build the resilience of communities in the face of a changing climateProvide advice on what agroforestry practices are the most resilient to climate change depending on the local context.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Provide support in the development of the Agro-Pastoral (AP) /Farmer Field School (FFS) trainings to ensure that proper agro-forestry practices are included in AP/FFS trainings.
Work with the District Natural Resources and Environment Officers to identify sites where the project can undertake agroforestry activities
Assess the capacity of farmers and/or farmer associations in target areas to participate in the project, and propose capacity building measures for these stakeholders in agroforestry
Propose agroforestry activities to improve sustainable land management practices in agricultural areas, in order to reduce downstream impacts while also improving incomes and food security
Propose project activities to improve market access / develop business plans for agroforestry production
Perform other related duties as required.
University Degree in Agro-forestry, Forestry, natural resource management or related fields.
At least three years of relevant experience in Agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
Working knowledge of English.
National of Uganda
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent of experience and knowledge in agro-forestry with farmers and organized farmer groups
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge on climate change
Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
Writing and communication skills
Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure
Extent of experience with international organizations, non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural setting.
Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 17th August 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UN FAO Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs in Uganda
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