UN Careers – Soil Management Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Job Title:    Soil Management Specialist

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


Job Summary:  The Soil Management Specialist work under the
overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the technical supervision of the
Project Manager based at FAO HQ and operational guidance by programme team in
Uganda. The Soil Management Specialist will focus on sustainable soil
management, soil data and information management, soil mapping, awareness
raising, communication, facilitation of workshops for regional and national
awareness and training events.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Facilitate the
organization of technical workshops and national meetings;

in, provide technical backstopping and ensure the quality / effectiveness of
capacity development and knowledge sharing activities such as policy support,
organizational development and individual learning events including preparation
of related information and learning materials;

capacity building on soil laboratory base on the framework of GLOSOLAN in

scientific and technical support on soil sampling and analysis, and fertilizer
use and recommendation, and fertilizer quality assessment;

a field experiments and demonstrations of fertilizers use to evaluate the
effects of fertilization on crop yield.

the soil courses development and establishment of EduSOILS;

the implementation of Code of Conduct for the Use and Management of Fertilizers
in Uganda and policy brief development.

and submit progress reports as per the reporting requirements for the project.

other responsibilities as shall be assigned within the framework of the


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) Soil Management Specialist job must hold an advanced
university degree in agronomy, soil science, agriculture or related discipline

At least
five years of relevant experience in soil management or soil fertility;

in English is obligatory.

of Uganda.


FAO Core Competencies




Effective Relationships

Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

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




Deadline: 26th December 2020


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