UN FAO Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs in Uganda

UN FAO Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs in Uganda

Organizational 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 climate

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide advice on what agroforestry practices are the most resilient to climate change depending on the local context.
  • 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.

    Minimum Requirements
  • 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
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills
  • 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

    Additional Information
  • 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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