UN FAO Program Associate - Livestock Production Jobs in Uganda

UN FAO Program Associate - Livestock Production 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 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.

Tasks and Responsibilities

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

    Minimum Requirements
  • University Degree in agriculture (Animal science/ Livestock Production), Veterinary Medicine or related
  • 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
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Technical/Functional Skills
  • 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

    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 Program Associate - Livestock Production Jobs in Uganda

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