UN FAO Careers – National Consultant – Climate Change Adaptation at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: FAO Country Representative
Vacancy Announcement No: FRUGA/06/2015
About FAO:
The global mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) is to improve nutrition, increase agricultural
productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute
to global economic growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of
FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high- quality
food to lead active, healthy lives.
Job Summary: The incumbent will technically support the
implementation of the activities of GCCA Project – GCP/ UGA/041/EC – Result
Area 1: Knowledge and Capacities for Climate Change Adaptation Strengthened.
He/She will coordinate and report on all technical aspects of the result area.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Offer technical and organizational support
    to the Project Manager
  • Actively contribute to project reporting,
    assessment and communication
  • Technically support the Climate Change
    Department (CCD) in implementing and monitoring the climate change
    awareness raising activities at national and district level as agreed in
    the Letter of Agreement between FAO and the Ministry of Water and
    Environment;
  • Provide other relevant support to CCD in
    relation to the GCCA project;
  • Actively facilitate/coordinate the
    implementation of the Cost-Benefit-Analysis study;
  • Coordinate the up-scaling /replication of
    Adaptation best practices at community level in the 6 GCCA target
    Districts;
  • Support the coordination of National
    climate Change Modeling in Uganda
  • Coordinate the development of awareness
    materials for climate change
  • Coordinate the revamping of four regional
    research and development centres to incorporate climate change
  • Coordinate planning and implementation of
    applied research on livestock patterns/ dynamics with Makerere University,
    Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and
    National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO);
  • Coordinate the review, planning and
    implementation of mainstreaming of climate change in three sector policies
    (Agriculture, Water and Environment);
  • Actively coordinate CCD/ADETEF efforts in
    support of the establishment of a comprehensive performance measurement
    framework (PMF) for Climate Change Policy implementation, to be hosted and
    implemented by the CCD;
  • Coordinate CCD/ADETEF efforts for the
    development of a sector specific Climate Change performance measurement
    framework (PMF), fully integrated in the overall PMF;
  • Conduct any other functions related to the
    implementation of the GCCA Project as directed by the Project Manager; OR
    any other related task requested by the FAO Representative and/or Deputy
    Representative.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for this consultancy
    should hold an MA/M.Sc. or higher degree in Climate Change Science,
    Agricultural Sciences, Disaster Risk Management, Environmental Sciences,
    Natural Resources Management or closely related field.
  • Five or more years of professional
    experience in large projects of climate change planning and adaptation
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated
    ability to work with governments, multilateral and bilateral development
    agencies, civil society and communities
  • Demonstrated ability to work
    collaboratively with different agencies and all levels of Government
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication,
    writing and presentation skills
  • Strong data analysis and reporting skills
  • Proficiency in English required
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should send
their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of
certificates in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement, see at
beginning of the advert, addressed to Chairman, Recruitment Committee, Food and
Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The envelopes with applications should be
registered at reception and placed in the box at the reception of FAO Uganda
Offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala, Uganda.
Note: FAO does not charge applicants any fees at
any stage in the recruitment process.
Deadline: 24th April 2015 by 2:00 pm

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