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FAO’s cooperation with Uganda Government is shaped by the Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2015-2019, jointly developed with the Government and other partners.

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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

March 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

FAO and Uganda have a long history of cooperation. The Organization’s technical assistance in the country began as early as 1959 in the areas of aquaculture development and livestock disease control. Cooperation has increased since the opening of FAO’s representation in 1981, with interventions comprising national policy and programme formulation, agricultural and rural development projects, and emergency and rehabilitation assistance. More recently, emphasis has been given to building resilience to the effects of climate change.

FAO’s cooperation with Uganda Government is shaped by the Country Programming Framework (CPF) 2015-2019, jointly developed with the Government and other partners.

The CPF is a joint framework which forms the basis for strategic cooperation over the next five years between the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Republic of Uganda. The CPF is fully aligned with national and regional development priorities as well as the UN Development Assistance Framework for Uganda.

Over the years, the stature and influence of FAO in Uganda has grown considerably. Currently, the country programme comprises well over 20 projects with a combined budget of close to 80 million USD, which makes FAO one of Uganda’s significant development partners. FAO projects are mainly field-based, addressing on-ground pertinent issues.

Until 2010, FAO’s support programme emphasized emergency and rehabilitation following two decades of insurgency in Northern and North Eastern Uganda. The current CPF however, focuses more on long-term development objectives aimed at revitalizing agricultural production and productivity and spurring economic development for the country.

FAO Uganda therefore falls under the Development Programme. FAO’s development interventions aim to support and build resilient agriculture-based livelihoods. Our interventions focus on crops, livestock, fisheries, forestry and their interaction with the environment, Climate change and building resilience. Further, FAO gives guidance in drafting effective legislation and creating national strategies to achieve transformational development and alleviate hunger.

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Job Title

Antimicrobial Resistance Specialist job at FAO

Job Description

Organizational Setting
The main aim of the FAO Country offices, which are headed by the FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes, and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. This position is located in Kampala, Uganda.

Reporting Lines
Under the general supervision of the FAO Country Representative; Uganda, and in close collaboration with the National AMR sub-committee of National One Health (OH) Platform, OH coordination office, and the technical supervision by the Assistant Representative for Programmes.

Technical Focus
To improve the capacity of the animal health sector to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats and its contribution to national and global health security, and to help beneficiary governments comply with the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005 obligations, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the roll-out of a national Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) project under its Global Health Security (GHS) Program. The five-year programme informs the regional Statement of Work (SOW) for Africa as approved by USAID. The overall objective of the GHS Program in Africa seeks to support countries build sustainable animal health systems and One Health capacities to mitigate risks and threats caused by emerging and re-emerging zoonoses, endemic zoonoses, and antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collate, analyze, and synthesize the available AMR NAP review reports (FAO-PMP, mid and end term review) and other sources to capture the successes/achievements, gaps/challenges, recommendations, and priority actions to inform the 2024-2028 AMR NAP for Uganda.

  • Review recent data – AST, AMR surveillance, AMU related studies, good practice studies and others conducted during the previous NAP implementation, identify key findings and recommendations and synthesis them into a short page report for the purpose of updating the situational analysis of AMR in Uganda.

  • Update the current NAP – based on findings in bullet 1 and 2,

  • Support stakeholder consultation and capture relevant country AMR priorities across sectors to input into the draft AMR -NAP,

  • Cost the priority AMR activities in the AMR-NAP draft,

  • Submit an updated, validated, costed, and endorsed AMR-NAP 2024-2028 at the end of the consultancy,

  • Undertake any other duties related to the AMR as deemed necessary.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Postgraduate training and relevant

  • At least five years of in-country work experience in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and its containment

  • Working knowledge (level C) of English.

  • National of Uganda or resident of the country with valid work permit.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Proven expertise in meeting facilitation, report and proposal writing and demonstrated an in-depth technical knowledge and proven qualitative and quantitative approaches in AMR data collection, management, and analytical skills.

  • Evidence of having led a strategic document development process and managed / coordinated several projects within the EAC region.

  • Effective written, oral and presentation skills, particularly ability to present information in a concise, logical, and accurate manner; ability to develop consensus among people with varying points of view.

  • Good judgment and initiative, imagination and resourcefulness, energy and tact, ability to ensure an effective work structure to maximize productivity and achieve institution’s goals.

  • Publications – Evidence of previous publications in international meetings and refereed journals

  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English.

  • Evidence of successfully written and funded project proposals.

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How to Apply

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