UN Programme Assistant Job Vacancies – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Job Title:    Programme Assistant

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

Duty Station: Uganda

Reports to: Programme
Officer/Field Coordinator (Head of sub-office)

 

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. 

 

Job Summary:  FAO Uganda is engaged in support to Desert
Locust-affected districts in Eastern and Northern Uganda, where farming and
agro-pastoral households have been affected and are threatened by arriving
Desert Locusts swarms from Western Kenya since February 2020. The Programme
Assistant will facilitate the day-to-day field-level implementation of FAO’s
livelihoods programmes in the eight districts of Teso sub-region, overseeing
the work of FAO’s service provider, in collaboration with FAO’s Programme
Officer/Field Coordinator (Head of sub-office) based in Moroto and under the
overall guidance of the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator.

 

Under the overall
supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy
FAOR, the Programme Assistant reports to the Programme Officer/Field
Coordinator (Head of sub-office) based in Moroto and the overall guidance of
the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator. The Programme Assistant will, in
collaboration with respective Districts Local Government in Teso sub-region,
will provide routine support and oversight of the field implementation in the
Desert Locust Response.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator in the implementation of field
activities in Desert Locust affected and threatened communities that cut across
humanitarian and development assistance, which may include but are not limited
to: community mobilization, beneficiary registration, training of
beneficiaries, input distribution and participate in monitoring and
verification exercises to validate service delivery progress and completion;

·       
Support
FAO-led preparation, finalization and implementation of activity work plans,
monitoring and other implementation tasks, ensuring that the necessary synergy
is built with other ongoing initiatives in the districts;

·       
Liaise
with the Service Provider and District extension agents, in coordination with
the FAO project team, to prepare the appropriate training content and any other
necessary backstopping requirements and ensuring that beneficiaries are trained
and are able to apply the recommended agronomic, soil and water conservation
management practices.

·       
Provide
efficient communication with suppliers and service providers on receipt, storage
and distribution of FAO inputs and assets at the field-level under the
coordination of the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator;

·       
Monitor
day-to-day implementation by FAO service providers in Teso sub-region in
Eastern Uganda, including suppliers and implementing partners, with the
provision of continuous feedback on Service Providers’ performance to the
Programme Officer/Field Coordinator;

·       
Provide
routine updates to FAO’s Programme Officer/Field Coordinator on implementation
progress, ensuring that all activities on the ground are technically sound and
meet expectations of government, donors and the communities served;

·       
Document
and share with the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator lessons-learned and
provide evidence-based recommendations to address emerging issues and build on
best practices to ensure effective and timely delivery;

·       
In the
absence of Programme Officer/Field Coordinator, participate in the relevant
project-related meetings and missions to ensure the visibility of FAO in all
essential activities while preserving the corporate image of FAO;

·       
Produce
a comprehensive activity report of the assignment based on above outlined tasks
and responsibilities;

·       
Undertake
any other activities as requested.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Programme Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
agriculture, rural development, programme management or related fields.

·       
Three
years programme/project experience in programme implementation.

·       
Working
knowledge of English.

·       
Uganda
National

·       
Experience
in agricultural livelihoods programming in humanitarian and development
context, preferably in a humanitarian response.

·       
Experience
in community mobilization and awareness raising.

·       
Experience
in partnership building in providing support to local government and civil
society structures.

·       
Experience
with activity and routine performance reporting.

 

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

 

Click
Here

 

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

 

Deadline:  24th October 2020

 

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