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Program Officer – Land Tenure UN Job Opportunities – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Land Advisor
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/02/12/2017
About US:
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a
global mandate 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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
 Under the overall supervision of the
Deputy FAQR Uganda, and the direct supervision of the Land Advisor, the Program
Officer- Land Tenure will:
  • Support the implementation of activities
    to training District and Sub-county representatives on the use of Open
    Tenure to demarcate, digitize and issue Certificates of Customary
    Ownership (CCOs) in the five selected districts.
  • Provide support to the monitoring and
    evaluation of all activities.
  • Assist with the communication and
    awareness campaigns.
  • Draw on knowledge and experience in Kasese
    District to plan for up-scaling to four selected districts.
  • Support the convening of the Steering
    Committee and the Secretariat regular activities.
  • Coordinate the compilation of reports and
    information requested by the donor.
  • Support relationships with all partners
    and counterparts
  • Present the initiative in selected events
    as necessary
  • Ensure compliance with existing
    legislation, policy and regulations
  • Support discussion on needed legal, policy
    and administrative amendments in order to facilitate CCOs implementation
  • Ensure continuing coordination between
    activities in the field and the Ministry and partners



Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and
    Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Program Officer- Land
    Tenure job opportunity should hold a Degree in Surveying, Land
    Administration, Development or related field
  • Technical assistance to land projects;
  • Five years of experience with projects
    related to land tenure, land administration, land rights regularization,
    or similar;
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    legal and policy framework for land in Uganda;
  • Experience working with Government
    institutions at national and decentralized levels;
  • Working experience with NGO, Government and
    UN is an asset.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their
applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates
in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement no. addressed to: The
Country Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The
envelopes should be registered at reception and placed in the box at the
reception of the FAO offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the
recruitment process.
Deadline: 12th January 2018 by 2:00pm
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