UN FAO Regional Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Assistant Jobs in Uganda

UN FAO Regional Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Assistant 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 Regional Agro-Pastoral (AP) and Farmer Field School (FFS) Assistant will support the field implementation in target cluster districts 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” funded by the Global Environment Facility.

This project aims to build climate resilience into the agricultural sector, as an effective means of reducing vulnerability and disseminating community-level adaptation measures

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide day to-today operations support to implementing partners and technical backstopping to ensure that the non-negotiable AP/FFS priciples are followed ;
  • Participate in moblisation and sensitization of farmers to engage in all the project activities ;
  • Participate in organising and facilitating stake holder planning and review meetings as well as inception meeting ;
  • Disseminate information about climate change adaptation approaches to target beneficiciary farmers(FFS), wider farming community and other key stakeholders in the target district.
  • Provide technical and logistical support to facilitators,AP/FFS networks and the beneficiary AP/FFS
  • Undertake frequent field visits to the project sites in order to assist to supervise, provide technical advice and monitor the progress of the establishments of AP/FFS
  • Working closely with other Project Management Unit (PMU) staff and in particular the National AP/FFS specialist and regional facilitators to ensure that Gender and Capacity development incorporated well into FFS and FFS networks ;
  • Prepare monthly reports

    Minimum Requirements
  • Diploma or Degree related to Agriculture (Crop production, Animal husbandry, Agro-forestry, Water management), Agricultural Economics and Natural Resources Management and rural development;
  • At least three years’ experience working with local communities in the agricultural sector in Uganda;
  • Demonstrated previous experience working with the field school approach to extension or
    with similar approaches;
  • Previous experience working with international partners on related issues.
  • Working knowledge of English
  • National of Uganda

    FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

    Selection Criteria
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in the agriculture production
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in natural resources management
  • Extent and relevance of experience in farmer field school approach to extension
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN,
  • Government, International Development Organizations, Donors, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure

    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 Regional Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Assistant Jobs in Uganda

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