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UN Jobs – National Project Personnel – (Programme Assistance) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 Job Title:    National Project Personnel –
(Programme Assistance)

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

Duty Station: 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 lives. 

 

Job Summary:  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 Arua and the overall guidance of the Food Security and
Livelihoods Coordinator.

 

The Programme
Assistant will, in collaboration with the District Local Government of Lamwo
District, will provide routine support and oversight of the field
implementation in the Refugee Response.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assist
the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator in the implementation of field
activities in Palabek Settlement and refugee-hosting 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 district;

·       
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 Lamwo District, 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 United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) National Project Personnel – (Programme Assistance) job
must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, rural development, programme
management or related fields.

·       
Three
years of programme/project experience in programme implementation.

·       
Experience
in livelihoods programming in humanitarian and/or development context,
preferably in displacement-related programming

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

·       
Experience
in community mobilization and awareness raising.

·       
Experience
with the inclusion of women and youth in livelihoods and/or humanitarian
programming

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

·       
Experience
with activity and routine performance reporting.

·       
Experience
in public speaking and advocacy skills preferred.

·       
Working
knowledge of written and spoken English.

·       
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

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 4th December 2020

 

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