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
lives. 

 

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;

·       
Collaborate
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;

·       
Support
capacity building on soil laboratory base on the framework of GLOSOLAN in
Uganda;

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

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

·       
Support
the soil courses development and establishment of EduSOILS;

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

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

·       
Undertake
other responsibilities as shall be assigned within the framework of the
project.

 





Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
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;

·       
Proficiency
in English is obligatory.

·       
National
of Uganda.

 

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

 

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Here

 

Deadline: 26th December 2020

 

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