UN Livestock Specialist Career Jobs – 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: FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/04/12/2017
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 guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda, and the
technical supervision by the Specialist will lead the implementation of ASL2050
in the country and, in particular, s/he will:
  • Finalise country-level reports that
    provide an assessment of the impact of livestock systems on society
    (public health, environment and livelihoods) and validate them in country
    level workshops.
  • Review and discuss with stakeholders
    available long-term projections on demand and supply of livestock
  • Engage stakeholders and use foresight
    techniques to articulate long-term (2050) scenarios for the selected
    livestock systems, with a focus on investigating their potential impact on
    public health.
  • Engage stakeholders to review current
    livestock sector policies in view of the articulated scenarios, with the
    objective to identify gaps and priority reform areas for ensuring a
    sustainable growth of the sector.
  • Engage stakeholders do draft and present
    livestock policy recommendations in a national policy forum.
  • Participate in regional meetings to ensure
    cross-fertilization between activities and outputs in all ASL2050 target
  • Support the development of continental
    livestock scenarios, jointly with FAO HQs and AU-IBAR, including through
    participating in regional meetings.
  • Support the implementation of an ASL2050
    communication plan at country level.
  • Act as Secretary of the ASL2050 National
    Steering Committee.
  • AoB as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and
    Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Livestock Specialist
    job opportunity should hold a Post-graduate degree in Economics /
    Statistics / Livestock- related subjects.
  • At least five years of experience in
    planning, managing and facilitating multi-stakeholder multi-sectoral
    decision-making processes.
  • Five years of experience in supporting
    government policy and planning in the livestock sector.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English Competencies
  • Results oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous
  • Excellent writing skills
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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