UN Program Associate – Livestock Production Job Careers – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: FAO
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
Job Summary:  The Program Associate – Livestock Production
will support the community planning, implementation and monitoring of
GCP/UGA/055/SWE project entitled “Climate Resilient Women Economic Empowerment
(CRWEE)”, funded by the Government of Sweden. This projects aim to strengthen
key government institutions at central and decentralized levels and build the
resilience of communities in the face of a changing climate. Under the overall
guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda and in close collaboration with
the Deputy FAO Representative and the Project Manager, the Program Associate
will be under the direct supervision of a Program Officer &Field
Coordinator for West Nile regions of Uganda. The Program Associate will provide
support to the CRWEE project team in planning, implementing and monitoring
household livestock raising practices being promoted through the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Provide advice on what practices are the most resilient to climate
    change depending on the local context.
  • Provide support in the development of the Agro-Pastoral /Farmer
    Field School trainings to ensure that proper livestock management
    practices are included in AP/FFS trainings
  • In cooperation with the respective target District Veterinary ./
    Livestock Officers as well as staffs at the Livestock Division, MAAIF,
    take part in planning and implementing community-based adaptation measures
    for livestock in the cattle corridor
  • Undertake frequent field visits to the project sites in order to
    supervise, provide technical advice and monitor the progress of the
    establishments of  community based
    adaptation measures for livestock
  • Assist the extension workers of MAAIF and other implementing
    partners (IPs) in providing technical assistance services, in particular,
    the pastoralist groups involved in the SIDA project.
  • Support coordination and information sharing with the District
    Veterinary. and Livestock Officers (DLO), especially to ensure timely
    delivery livestock adaptation measures
  • Compile and submit on a regular basis progress reports to the Head
    of Field Office on the progress in implementation of project activities in
    the field;
  • Participate actively in the planning, implementation and monitoring
    of project activities related to livestock production component.
  • Working closely other technical specialists to ensure that various
    field project interventions are aligned to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Perform any other related tasks

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) Program Associate – Livestock Production job
    opportunity should hold a University Degree in agriculture (Animal
    science/ Livestock Production), Veterinary Medicine or related fields.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in Crop Production,
    Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda
  • Extent of experience  and
    knowledge in livestock production with farmers and organized farmer groups
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge on climate change
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various
    stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, NGOs, private sector,
    academics, and others
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and
    multi-task under pressure
  • Extent of experience with international organizations,
    non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural
  • Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work

FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications
online at the link below.
Deadline: 3rd August 2019
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