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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 Administrative jobs in Uganda 2024? If yes, then you might be interested in Project Assistant 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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Project Assistant 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 Assistant will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting under the project UNJP/UGA/068/EC entitled “Improving Food Security and Resilience for Food Production Systems in Karamoja” funded by the European Union. 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. This project builds on the work under the project “Strengthening shock-responsive systems in Karamoja’’ (PRO-ACT), jointly implemented by FAO and WFP, including institutionalization of early warning and early/anticipatory actions.
Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), the Project Assistant reports directly to the (TBC) under the guidance of the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator in providing technical support in the implementation of all components of the project
Technical Focus
The Project Assistant will support the effective coordination, planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project. The incumbent will also technically support the promotion of innovative climate smart and nature-based solutions and institutionalization of the Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (MHEWS) under the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support timely preparation of draft project work plan, budget, procurement plan and travel plans for review and consolidation.

  • Support timely implementation of project activities in line with the approved workplans.

  • Provide technical backstopping to implementing partners and partner project staff on the promotion of innovative climate smart and nature-based solutions for sustainable integration of crop-livestock production.

  • Support planning and implementation of capacity building activities on MHEWS for District Teams, CBCs IPs and Communities.

  • Support the development and consolidation of plans and tools for results-based field monitoring and provision of technical backstopping plans to implementing and local governments in collaboration with relevant technical staff and the MEAL unit.

  • Participate in routine monitoring of partner activities in line with monitoring plan and provide timely actionable recommendations to address emerging issues.

  • Ensure timely submission monitoring data and review draft reports from implementing partners in line with agreed schedules.

  • Support planning and execution of field missions, meetings or workshops, and ensure timely submission of draft reports/minutes.

  • Compile draft monthly progress briefs from project team members and submit to the Project Coordinator.

  • Support timely preparation of draft inception, progress and final reports for the donor(s) for consolidation by the Project Coordinator based on agreed reporting schedule(s).

  • Support communication and visibility activities of the project including documentation of lessons-learned, human-interest stories, etc to promote and preserve FAO’s corporate image.

  • Undertake any other duties as assigned.

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Qualifications and Competencies

  • University Degree in agriculture, management, rural development, social sciences or related field from a recognized University,

  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience in implementing multi-partner agricultural development and disaster Risk Management projects among rural communities in Karamoja sub-region or similar contexts,

  • 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 government partners at different levels.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of farmer field school and other participatory extension approaches is an added advantage.

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