Job Title: Livelihoods Programme Associate
Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator
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 and under the direct supervision of the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator, the Livelihoods Programme Associate will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of livelihoods interventions in the emergency portfolio. The Livelihoods Programme Associate will provide technical guidance in planning, implementing and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Livelihoods Programme Associate will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Oversee agricultural livelihoods activities in emergency and development contexts with alignment to, both, the humanitarian principles of ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Leave No One Behind’, and the UN Code of Ethics and Conduct; building from good practices from the sector; ensuring high operational standards and compliance with FAO corporate rules and procedures;
- Collaborate with line ministries, district local government, communities and relevant stakeholders to ensure the livelihood response expectations are fulfilled efficiently and effectively;
- Guide community assessments to identify critical requirements for interventions
- Provide technical input, in coordination with the Procurement Unit, into the development of contractual arrangements with FAO’s implementing partners and service providers for livelihoods interventions;
- Support the M&E Department to conduct livelihoods-specific regular assessment (e.g. market, seed security, yield production), monitoring, reporting and analysis tools, including Post-Distribution Monitoring, Dashboards and guidelines aligned to SMART indicators to assess performance and inform programmatic decisions;
- Provide technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners on the roll-out of livelihoods activities through routine monitoring of partner activities in the Desert Locust response under the pillars of surveillance and control and livelihoods protection and recovery, ensuring activities meet FAO standards for quality of implementation and are aligned to national policies and standards.
- Preserve the corporate image of FAO at all fora and represent FAO in the Sector Technical Working Group under the refugee response and other relevant forum and discussions to facilitate learning, information sharing, alignment to national standards and approaches.
- Undertake any other activities as requested.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The applicant for the United Nations FAO Livelihoods Programme Associate job must hold a Master’s degree in agriculture economics, business management, development studies, social sciences or related subject.
- Five years of relevant professional experience
- National of Uganda
- Working knowledge of English,
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement.
- Ability, willingness and initiative to meet tight work schedules.
- Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.
- Coordination skills (communication) and ability to technically support on livelihoods needs across different thematic areas.
- Experience working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.
- Fundraising experience is desirable.
- Relevant work experience for an international or multi-lateral organization and/or with government is an added advantage
- Experience in developing and implementing agricultural livelihoods activities.
- Experience in organizing and conducting trainings at national and local government level.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications online at the link below.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.
Deadline: 15th July 2020
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