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United Nations FAO Jobs – Project Manager (Global Climate Change Alliance)

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade Level: P4
Reports to: FAO Deputy Representative
Vacancy Announcement No: FRUGA/01-15/GCCA
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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Project Manager will lead and
provide technical management and operational oversight, as well as strategic
direction and implementation guidance, for the Global Climate Change Alliance
(GCCA) Project on Agriculture Adaptation to Climate Change in Uganda. In
particular, the Project Manager will ensure efficient and effective
implementation and delivery of all outputs/ components of the Project result
areas:
  • Knowledge
    and capacities on climate change adaptation strengthened;
  • Better
    access of livestock and crops to water through water for production
    investments; and
  • Improved
    resilience of agriculture production systems;
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • The
    PM will be in charge of preparing, coordinating and managing detailed work
    plans and budget of the Project;
  • Oversee
    the preparation of Terms of References and Letters of Agreement for key
    project inputs (personnel, sub-contracts, training and procurement) and
    submit these to appropriate FAO technical and operational/ procurement
    divisions for clearance and approval;
  • Manage
    and coordinate the work of project staff, consultants (local and
    international consultants) and sub-contractors to ensure expected outputs;
  • In
    charge of preparing project progress reports and project final report and
    organize project steering committee meetings, mid-term reviews/ and end
    evaluation missions, as well as follow-up requirements on implementation
    issues.
  • Offer
    technical support and training on climate change adaptation and watershed
    management approaches in support of FAO implementing partners and target
    beneficiaries;
  • Support
    policy dialogue on promotion of climate change adaptation best practices
    in Uganda;
  • Ensure
    close technical and operational collaboration and coordination with
    Government Agencies (Ministry of Water and Environment and Ministry of
    Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries) and District Local Government
    partners of the Project;
  • Actively
    coordinate and supervise the preparation and development of
    country-specific project reports, knowledge compilation, materials/
    frameworks and protocol/studies on climate change adaptation and watershed
    management, including presentations, briefs and overviews for local and
    international distribution/ dissemination;
  • Ensure
    that emerging lessons from the Project interventions are translated into
    new pipeline proposals/ concept notes and, where required, applied to
    on-going related projects;
  • Guide
    and support other projects/programme on climate change and watershed
    management in support of the implementation of the Country Programming
    Framework (CPF);
  • Perform
    other related duties, as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
    Nations (FAO) Project Manager should hold an advanced university degree in
    climate change science, agricultural engineering, agricultural sciences,
    disaster risk management, environmental sciences/engineering, natural
    resources management or closely related fields.
  • At
    least nine years of relevant experience in planning and managing projects
    on climate change adaptation, Drought Risk Reduction/Drought Risk
    Management and/or Watershed management
  • Work
    experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in
    field positions is desirable
  • Extent
    and relevance of experience in planning and managing projects on climate
    change adaptation, Drought Risk Reduction/Drought Risk Management and/or
    Watershed management
  • Extent
    and relevance of experience in liaising with governments, multilateral and
    bilateral development agencies, civil society and communities
  • Excellent
    communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Excellent
    data analysis and reporting skills
  • Prior
    work experience in Africa, particularly in East Africa, is an advantage
  • Possess
    computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with
    people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Working
    knowledge (Level C) of English
Personal Competencies:
  • Results
    Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
    skills
  • Relationship
    building skills
  • Knowledge
    Sharing and Continuous Improvement
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations FAO should send their
applications to:
ATTN: V.A FRUGA/01-15/GCCA
FAO Representative,
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations, Uganda,
Plot 88, Buganda Road,
P. O Box 521, Kampala Uganda
Fax No: +256-414-250-579
E-mail to: UG-Registry@fao.org
NB: Please note that FAO staff members are
international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General
and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.
Deadline: 30th June,
2015
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