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


Job Title:    Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist

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

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: FAO Representative


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 guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist will provide technical and organizational support directly to the MEAL Specialist.


Technical Focus: Programme/project reporting and knowledge management activities related to the implementation of the FAO Uganda’s Country Programming Framework


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Provide support to the FAO Uganda on the programme planning, monitoring and reporting including Country Annual Reports;
  • Support project preparation, development of project proposals and concept notes including performance monitoring plans and monitoring and evaluation sections;
  • Organize, coordinate collection and use of MEAL data including graphs, photos and maps in drafting of reports in close collaboration with the MEAL unit evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations including desk evaluation/studies;
  • Ensure timely draft/edits/final submission of good quality project/programme reports and other ad-hoc reports for the FAO Representation in Uganda in accordance with FAO’s reporting and editorial guidelines, project/programme specific templates and or Government of Uganda/UN requirements.
  • Ensure regular physical verification of project equipment and assets management
  • Develop and support implementation of a knowledge management and capacity development strategy and implementation plan aligned with the outputs of FAO Uganda’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) and taking into account internal and external demand for knowledge on relevant programmes;
  • Provide results-based management (RBM) support to project staff and the FAO Country Office Management;
  • Monitor and ensure FAO web pages and UN, Inter-Agency and GoU platforms (e.g UNINFO, ReliefWeb, AMP) reflect accurate information, and contribute dynamic content and in close collaboration with the Communications Officer and MEAL unit.
  • Compile, analyse and disseminate FAO information products for internal and external audiences (e.g UNINFO, reports, briefs, charts, infographics, response highlights, advocacy materials), in collaboration with the Communications Officer and the Programme Support and Partnership (PSP) Unit.
  • Ensure dissemination of key lessons learned and good practices in collaboration with the MEAL unit and project/programme teams; establishes communities of practice in Uganda related to the FAO’s mandate and/or identifies existing networks and communities of practice and facilitates the active participation of FAO Uganda programme teams
  • Lead the design and implementation of knowledge management/sharing and learning events including through workshops, seminars, knowledge cafes, knowledge share fairs and written publications
  • Liaise with relevant team leads and field offices in developing knowledge products and in organizing learning platforms to promote the internal and external sharing of knowledge.
  • Develop, maintain and regularly update the country profile for FAO Uganda to include up-to-date content on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, livestock, resilience and food and nutrition security in collaboration with FAO Headquarters and project/programme teams in FAO Representation in Uganda.
  • Promote and supports UN system-wide knowledge management efforts in the context of the UN reforms
  • Perform any other related tasks


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in journalism, media and communication, social sciences, international development or a related field
  • At least five years of relevant experience in reporting, knowledge management and capacity development
  • National of Uganda
  • Demonstrated experience in writing and editing reports and creating knowledge products.
  • Proven experience in knowledge sharing, dissemination/promotion of lessons learned and good practices.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Excellent experience in and facilitation skills for meetings and workshops, including capacity development consultative workshops.
  • Experience in gender mainstreaming.
  • Ability to perform well in cross-disciplinary teams.
  • Excellent ability to plan and organize own work, deliver results and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Working knowledge of English


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Building effective relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 11th May 2021


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