UN FAO Program Associate - Livestock Production Jobs in Uganda
UN FAO Program Associate - Livestock Production 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 Programme Associate – Livestock Production will support the community planning, implementation and monitoring of GCP/UGA/055/SWE project entitled “Climate Resilient Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE)”, funded by the Government of Sweden.
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.Provide advice on what 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 /Farmer Field School trainings to ensure that proper livestock management practices are included in AP/FFS trainings
In cooperation with the respective target District Veterinary ./ Livestock Officers as well as staffs at the Livestock Division, MAAIF, take part in planning and implementing community-based adaptation measures for livestock in the cattle corridor
Undertake frequent field visits to the project sites in order to supervise, provide technical advice and monitor the progress of the establishments of community based adaptation measures for livestock
Assist the extension workers of MAAIF and other implementing partners (IPs) in providing technical assistance services, in particular, the pastoralist groups involved in the SIDA project.
Support coordination and information sharing with the District Veterinary. and Livestock Officers (DLO), especially to ensure timely delivery livestock adaptation measures
Compile and submit on a regular basis progress reports to the Head of Field Office on the progress in implementation of project activities in the field;
Participate actively in the planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities related to livestock production component.
Working closely other technical specialists to ensure that various field project interventions are aligned to achieve desired outcomes.
Perform any other related tasks
University Degree in agriculture (Animal science/ Livestock Production), Veterinary Medicine or related fields.
At least three years of relevant experience in Crop Production, 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 livestock production 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 Program Associate - Livestock Production Jobs in Uganda
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