Fresher UN Jobs – Programme Assistant Child Labour in Agriculture – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:    Programme Assistant Child Labour in Agriculture

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

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


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.


Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, and the direct technical supervision of the Assistant FAOR Programmes, supported by the National Project Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Programme Officer, in the technical unit working on Child Labour in Agriculture at, FAO Headquarters in Rome, the Programme Assistant Child Labour in Agriculture will contribute to the implementation of national activities of the MDF-funded project: ‘Supporting Governments in addressing child labour for sustainable agricultural transformation in COVID-19 economic recovery’.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Programme Assistant Child labour in Agriculture will work in close collaboration with FAO Uganda, the technical team in FAO HQ and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Work closely to monitor implementation of activities under the FMM FAO Multi-Partner Programme Support Mechanism (FMM) and the MDF-funded project, along with the FMM National Coordinator.
  • Support the dissemination of the visual facilitators guide ‘Protect Children from Pesticides!’ and e-learning course on ending child labour in agriculture.
  • Support the publication, printing and dissemination of the visual facilitators’ guide: ‘Protect young people from exposure to occupational safety and health risks in agriculture’.
  • Support the organization, the running and the follow-up of a national workshop on the role of agriculture stakeholders in ending child labour in agriculture.
  • Work closely with relevant service provider to monitor and support the piloting of Income Generating Activities (IGAs) in Karamoja region.
  • Support the finalization of the legal study report and policy brief.
  • Support FAO presence in the Alliance 8.7 meetings in Uganda, pathfinder country, to give visibility to the issues of child labour in agriculture and the nexus with food security.
  • In coordination with the FRUGA FMM National Coordinator and the RAF regional child labour consultant, support FAO’ inputs, participation and visibility into national events, and contribution to the regional process for the observance of the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Contribute, as required, to FAO Uganda Programme and participate in relevant meetings and activities.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Programme Assistant Child Labour in Agriculture job opportunity should hold a University Degree relevant in agricultural discipline, economics or related social sciences relevant to rural development
  • At least two years of relevant experience in agriculture/rural development programmes in Uganda;
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in on agriculture/rural development/employment and child labour;
  • Extent of experience administration and management of agriculture/food security;
  • Knowledge and experience in capacity building initiatives;
  • English skills
  • National of Uganda or resident with a regular work permit.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social protection, youth employment and child labour issues;
  • Work experience in administration, organization and management of agriculture/food security programmes/projects integrating social dimensions;
  • Good understanding of the principles of results-based management and capacity to develop plans, organize resources and take actions to ensure objectives achieved within realistic time lines;
  • Good understanding of the government structure and the international stakeholders present in Uganda, and experience in working with the government agencies;
  • Excellent knowledge of oral and written English;
  • Team player.


NB: Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 19th May 2021


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