UN Emergency Programme Assistant Jobs – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Food
Security and Livelihoods Coordinator
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 Emergency Programme Assistant, in
collaboration with the M&E unit, will assist the Food Security and
Livelihoods (FSL) Team to provide technical support to the FAO program team and
Service Providers in ensuring that progress towards development results are
systematically monitored, documented and analyzed to support decision-making,
accountability, learning and adjustments in strategies and approaches. S/he
will assist the FSLTeam in reporting and mapping of activities across all of
FAO’s emergency interventions, inclusive of displacement, food security,
livelihoods protection and recovery, as well as support to FAO emergency
partners on verification and technical support for quarterly activity mapping
and reporting, and the preparation of quarterly reports for Livelihoods and
Resilience Sector (LRS) as part of FAO’s co-chair role in the refugee response.
Technical Focus
The Emergency
Programme Assistant will provide technical support in assessing gaps and
monitoring and reporting of FAO’s emergency interventions to support
coordination, planning and evidence-based decision-making 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
The Emergency
Programme Assistant will assist the FSL team to:
·       Liaise with other UN agencies in reporting on
progress against the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), replaced with
the UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF) (2021-2025), other UN programmes (including
national, regional and global appeals) and in the harmonization of data
standards and sharing (including ActivityInfo in the refugee response);
·       Ensure that the Country Office has quality
information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual
work plans, working across all programmatic teams (e.g. agroforestry, climate
change and livelihoods), to support reporting against the UNDAF/UNCF and the
Refugee Response Plan among other UN and national platforms as well as
national, regional and global emergency response appeals (e.g. Desert Locust);
·       Liaise, collaborate and follow-up with FAO
Uganda personnel, Service Providers and primary stakeholders to ensure timely
reporting as outlined in LOA and cooperation frameworks, which includes
developing reporting templates and guidance as well as supporting any required
changes and technical support to enable quality reporting, including but not
limited to use of ActivityInfo and periodic reports;
·       Support periodic data collection and
analysis, including but not limited to FAO’s Resilience Index Measurement and
Analysis (RIMA), Detailed Livelihoods Impact Assessment and baseline/endline
assessments, in partnership with the M&E Unit;
·       Participate in the monthly LRS Working Group
meetings co-chaired by FAO to provide support to LRS partners on sector
activity mapping and achievements to date and drafting meeting minutes;
·       Support, under the supervision of the Food
Security and Livelihoods Coordinator, operational and procurement processes
related to project implementation, including but not limited to engagement of
Service Providers, monitoring procurement processes,
·       Undertake any other activities as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal applicant must hold a University
degree in Development Studies, International Affairs, Social Sciences or
related field.
·       At least one year previous experience
conducting knowledge-information management activities, preferably for
emergency projects and programmes relating to food and nutrition security,
livelihoods, agriculture and rural development.
·       Working knowledge of English
·       Results Focus
·       Teamwork
·       Communication
·       Building Effective Relationships
·       Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
·       Previous experience in working with knowledge
management within the UN system
·       Previous experience with routine and periodic
reporting processes to develop information documents and reports
·       Previous experience supporting household
surveys that focus on livelihoods and resilience (e.g. RIMA and Detailed
Livelihoods Impact Assessment)
·       Extent of knowledge and experience working in
emergency context, preferably with displacement, food and nutrition security
and/or agricultural livelihoods
·       Extent of knowledge and experiences in working
with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, civil society,
private sector, academics, and others
·       Writing and communication skills
·       Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight
deadlines and multi-task under pressure
How to Apply:
All interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below
And complete your
online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only
applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered
FAO does not charge
any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview,
Deadline: 7th
August 2020

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