Job Description: 1901808
National Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Specialist
Closure Date: 05/Aug/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRUGA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Duration: 11 Months
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related sectors. The Agro-Pastoral –Farmer Field School Officer will support the planning, implementation and monitoring of GCP/UGA/043/LDF project entitled “Integrating climate resilience into agricultural and pastoral production in Uganda, through a Farmer/Agro-pastoralist Field School Approach” funded by the Global Environment Facility. This project aims to build climate resilience into the agricultural sector, as an effective means of reducing vulnerability and disseminating community-level adaptation measures
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda in collaboration with the Deputy FAO Representative and Team Leader Climate Change Program, the Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Specialist reports directly to the National Project Coordinator (NPC).
The Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Specialist will be responsible for all agro-pastoral and farmer field school related activities of the project.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Agro-Pastoral and Farmer Field School Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Oversee the implementation of all agro-pastoral (AP) and farmer field school (FFS)activities in the 13 districts of intervention;
Oversee and coordinate with Digital Green on the integrated of an Information, Communication and Technology system within the AP and FFS;
Oversee the implementation of Component 2 – “Dissemination and farmer testing/ application of gender responsive climate-change resilient agricultural practices through Agro-Pastoral/ Farmer Field Schools (AP/FFS)” and in particular: the development of training material for master trainers and facilitators, trainings and AP/FFS implementations;
Oversee and monitor all AP/FFS activities;
Oversee and monitor the establishment of investment pilots based on the results of natural resources, agrarian systems, ,land uses and agrobiodiversity assessment as well as on existing infrastructure that require rehabilitation;
Oversee and monitor the development of sustainable value chains;
Ensure collaboration with other AP/FFS initiatives in Uganda;
Gather lessons learned and best practices from the project AP/FFS;
In close collaboration with the gender specialist from the Technical Management Unit (TMU), oversee and monitor the Gender Action Learning Systems (GALS) process;
Monitor the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) agreement, the collection of lessons learned and the preparation of interim and final reports
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Higher degree related to agriculture and natural resources management;
At least 3-year experience in working on agricultural or natural management issues;
Working knowledge of English
A National of Uganda
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in agriculture production
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in natural resources management and sustainable land management
Extent and relevance of experience in climate change adaptation
Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, International Development Organizations, Donors, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
Writing and communication skills
Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure
Strong knowledge of Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in the Uganda context;
Previous experience in providing training to local communities;
Good knowledge of the AP/FFS system; and
Good knowledge of gender issues.
FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
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