UN National Project Coordinator Job Careers – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Job Title:    National Project Coordinator

Organization: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


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:  Within the framework of the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for
Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), under overall supervision of the Chief
Veterinary Officer (CVO)/Chief, Animal Health Service (AGAH), the functional
and administrative supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, and direct
supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader, in close collaboration with  the ECTAD Regional Manager Eastern Africa,
Nairobi  and the Animal Health Officer at

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The National Project Coordinator will
undertake the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to
    ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project
    outputs at the country level in close consultation with the FAOR, the CTL
    and Government authorities. 
  • Plan the recruitment, develop TORs and provide supervision of
    short-term consultants required to undertake specific tasks within the
    framework of the project as set in the Statement of Works (SOW) and/or
    Work Plan (WP),
  • Facilitate country specific field missions to achieve the aims and
    objectives of the project.
  • Contribute to updating or development of a country level strategy
    and contingency plan for African Swine fever (ASF),
  • Coordinate national validation workshop for the country strategy and
    contingency plan for ASF,
  • Coordinate in-country national consultative workshops on
    public-private sector engagement to control ASF
  • Coordinate national workshops on biosecurity and animal husbandry
  • Monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets set to evaluate
    the progress and results achieved by the project in 2020; and for planning
    the implementation for year 2021.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely submission of quarterly and annual
    activity progress reports, and financial reports to the FAOR or his
  • Work closely with the designated M&E officer to collect data and
    conduct monitoring and evaluation on implemented activities per SOW/WP
  • Maintain records, with support of the operation officer/assistant,
    on technical and financial aspects of project operations, including
    monitoring of project activities and their outcomes, as well as minutes,
    decisions and [1]recommendations of meetings and workshops for support and
    guidance of project implementation
  • Participation in advocacy and policy dialogues with decision makers,
    private sector, and national and regional partners, and

Advocacy for
resource mobilization

  • Coordination with partners and stakeholders – ensure smooth
    communication between all partners and stakeholders in the country
    including the relevant ministry, private sector/s and partners by:
  • Work closely with the national point of contact POC at the
    respective Ministry, and other relevant partners to ensure effective
    planning, implementation and monitoring of the project activities and
    shared results,
  • Maintain linkages with regional organisations – AU-IBAR, EAC, IGAD,
    ILRI to coordinate the revision and costing of the Africa ASF control
    strategy (2017) and national counterparts on issues included in the
    portfolio of this project,
  • Participate at the regular and ad-hoc coordination calls between –
    country – regional – HQ;
  • Participate at all national and regional meetings where country
    specific experience on project progress as well as challenges can be
  • Identify gaps and potential issues in project delivery and propose
    solutions and / or improvements
  • Ensure recommendations made as a result of the consultative process
    are implemented
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary to achieve project
    objectives as per the request of the FAOR


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) National Project Coordinator job must hold a  Master’s level degree in veterinary
    science/medicine – Advanced degree in Veterinary Epidemiology is an added
  • Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional
    experience in rural development work preferably in programme management in
    animal health;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Transboundary
    Animal Diseases, particularly ASF, in terms of population, management, and
    gender programming;
  • Good understanding of the Government systems, particularly in the
    veterinary / animal health service areas;
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment and at
    district and/or community level;
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking and sound judgment; team
    building and advocacy skills;
  • Experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up,
    monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a strong asset;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Must be a Ugandan National


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

All interested and
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below




NB: FAO does not
charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview,


Deadline: 26th September 2020


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