UN Careers – Customary Land Cluster Coordinator – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Karamoja and Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/03/12/2017
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 FAOR Uganda, and in collaboration with the CCOs Secretariat, the Customary
Land Cluster Coordinator will:
  • Provide technical and operational support
    to CCOs activities in the cluster
  • Contribute to the development of district
    specific work plans and ensure their timely implementation Mobilize
    stakeholders and liaise with district authorities to raise awareness about
    CCOs and strengthen local ownership over the process.
  • Support the implementation of activities
    in each district pertaining to the cluster of District and Sub-county
    representatives on the use of Open Tenure to demarcate, digitize and issue
    Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs).
  • Offer technical support to the monitoring
    and evaluation of all activities.
  • Assist with the communication and
    awareness campaigns.
  • Support analysis of disputes resolution
    mechanisms applicable in the process of issuance and management of
    Customary certificates of Ownership and make recommendations on how to
    strengthen them and make them more accountable, transparent and efficient
  • Support the analysis of information and
    capacity gaps in the context of the Customary Certificates of Ownership
    issuance and management at the district level and make specific
    recommendations for addressing them
  • Document and present lessons learned in
    selected events as
  • Support crosspollination and exchange of
    information across districts
  • 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) Customary Land
    Cluster Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Degree in Surveying,
    Land Administration, Development or related field
  • Proficiency in technical assistance to
    land projects;
  • Three years of experience with projects
    related to land tenure, land administration, land rights regularization, or
  • Good understanding of the legal and policy
    framework for land in Uganda;
  • Previous experience of Northern Uganda is
    an asset;
  • 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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