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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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Are you looking for Agriculture jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Programme Analyst (Farmer Field Schools) job at Food and Agriculture Organization

Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

July 5, 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

Programme Analyst (Farmer Field Schools) job at Food and Agriculture Organization

Job Description

The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda to achieve sustainable food, nutrition, and income security through resilient, sustainable and inclusive agrifood systems. The project aims to contributing to enhanced resilience and gender-responsiveness of food production and livelihood systems for food and nutrition security in Karamoja subregion using a food systems approach.
Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of (TBC), the incumbent will provide technical support to contribute to increased access to quality agricultural extension and advisory services using participatory extension approaches such as farmer field and business schools under the project “Improving food security and resilience of food production systems in Karamoja” (UNJP/UGA/068/EC).
Technical Focus
The Program Analyst (Farmer Field School)) will provide technical support in building the capacity of local governments, non-state actors and communities to provide quality agricultural extension and advisory services on selected nutrition sensitive integrated crop, livestock, and tree production systems. The incumbent will in collaboration with relevant technical persons, lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building of partner staff and communities to promote testing and scaling up of sustainable crop and livestock production practices using farmer field and business schools.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the planning, implementation and monitoring of interventions to build the capacity of local governments, non-state actors and communities to provide quality agricultural extension and advisory services,

  • Support mapping of stakeholders and existing modalities for agricultural extension and advisory services delivery and input supply in karamoja sub-region.

  • Conduct capacity needs assessment among project beneficiaries and support in the development and delivery of appropriate training content.

  • Facilitate needs assessment and capacity building of state and non-state actors through training of facilitators (ToF) on farmer field schools (FFS), farmer business schools (FBS) methodology integrated watershed management approach. Among others

  • Support adaption and development of integrated FFS training materials for delivery community-based-agricultural extension services.

  • Facilitate the design and implementation of localized hands-on season-long FFS training and equipping of community-based farmer facilitators (50 percent females) to build capacity to deliver last-mile agricultural extension and marketing services.

  • Facilitate the design and implementation of localized hands-on season-long FFS training and equipping of community animal health workers (at least 30 percent females) on good animal husbandry practices.

  • Support the implementation of watershed management and the Global Soil Doctors Programme in collaboration with the PA-ASLM,

  • Support strengthening of farmer institutions (FFS, FFS networks, WSAs, etc) to facilitate access to agricultural quality extension services.

  • Support participatory development and/or review and implementation of season-long learning activities, village savings and loan schemes and management of micro-grants in collaboration with the PA-ABVCD,

  • Support provision of capacity building to implementing partners on good livestock production and management practices

  • Work closely with communications team to support the development, translation, printing, dissemination and distribution of information materials and kits form community farmer facilitators, community animal health workers and Soil Doctors.

  • Support development of monitoring tools and establishment of database for farmer field schools activities in collaboration with MEAL team and other project technical persons.

  • Carry out monitoring and technical backstopping of implementing partners and project beneficiaries.

  • Submit monthly progress briefs and make input to technical reports other ad-hoc reports as and when required.

  • Perform any other duties as required.

Earn $ 2.5

Qualifications and Competencies

  • A University Degree in agricultural Extension Education, Agriculture, Veterinary, Social Sciences, (agro-)meteorology, natural resources management, environmental science, disaster risk reduction or related fields from a recognized University,

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in implementing agricultural development projects among rural communities in Karamoja sub-region or similar contexts,

  • Knowledge and experience on using Farmer field schools and/or Farmer Business Schools approaches in pastoral and agro-pastoral contexts is a must.

  • Working knowledge of English.

  • National of Uganda.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in project implementation and monitoring using a result-based management approach.

  • Extent and relevance of experience in managing projects dealing with food security and livelihoods and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or addressing value chain development, and/or natural resource management.

  • Experience in working with the government partners at different levels.

  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting and facilitating multi-stakeholders processes including interacting with policy- and decision makers at various levels, communities and private sector.

  • Proven coordination skills to implement the capacity building projects and activities, including development and organization of training events at the district and local level.

  • Proven leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to open up to innovative approaches and new practices.

  • Ability to deliver project outputs and budgets on timely manner with high standard quality.

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills within team and with external stakeholders.

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