UN FAO Jobs – National Co-ordinator of Decent Rural Youth Employment at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Organisation: Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Project Name: Technical
Support on Decent Rural Employment /Youth Employment.
Reports to: Senior
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/TSDRE/2015-01
About US:
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:  The National Coordinator of the FAO Rural
youth employment project will oversee the implementation of the programme
Integrated Country Approach (ICA) for promoting decent rural youth employment
in Senegal, Uganda and Guatemala, the National Coordinator will provide all necessary
support, guidance, co-ordination and technical advice necessary to achieve the
expected programme objectives in Uganda. The National Coordinator will work in
close collaboration with other relevant UN agencies (e.g. ILO, UNIDO, UNDP,
etc.) and in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA), Youth, Employment,
and other relevant Ministries and institutions.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Work
    closely with the professional staff of FAO involved in the implementation
    of the programme, and based on the results and activities presented in the
    project log frame, support the implementation and monitoring of programme
    activities including contributions to the development of annual work
    plans, activity requests and calendars;
  • Oversee
    the process of policy dialogue with the national partners of the programme
    and key agriculture, employment and rural development stakeholders;
  • Actively
    participate in meetings, workshops and any other relevant events organized
    by the national partners of the programme and key agriculture, employment
    and rural development stakeholders;
  • Manage
    the day to day implementation of the programme activities, including
    support to organizing periodic meetings and workshops/trainings, in
    collaboration with the FAO Representation in Uganda, the Government of
    Uganda and its raaruantiwa Institutions. UN agencies e.g. ILO, UNIDO,
    UNDP, etc.), as well as other relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide
    technical inputs to key national stakeholders in the processes of revision
    of existing or formulation of new policies, strategies, plans and
  • The
    incumbent will prepare and submit report on progress of programme
    implementation at national level on a quarterly basis and liaise with
    national partners;
  • Coordinate
    and assist the missions and trainings conducted by international
    consultants and FAO staff by processing the administrative procedures and
    coordination with relevant governmental agencies, UN agencies and national
  • Ensure
    the adoption of a sound project communication strategy, including by
    assisting in the development of information materials on the programme, to
    guarantee adequate access to information for all relevant stakeholders
    through different communication means;
  • Perform
    any other tasks as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal candidate should preferably hold an advanced University Degree
    relevant in Economics, Agricultural or Development Economics, Development
    Studies, Social Science or related fields.
  • Working
    knowledge of agriculture and decent rural employment and/or youth
    employment issues
  • Prior
    experience in policy assistance and/or programme management in the field
    of agriculture or rural development and/ or employment and
    entrepreneurship policies and programmes, with a special focus on youth
    policies and programmes;
  • Detailed
    knowledge and understanding of the principles of results-based management
    and capacity to develop plans, organize resources and take actions to
    ensure objectives achieved within realistic time lines
  • Good
    understanding of the government structure and experience in working with
    the government agencies.
  • High
    degree of team ethic
  • Fluent
    in both written and spoken English
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified Ugandan
nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed
curriculum vitae and copies of certificates in a sealed envelope, quoting
Vacancy Announcement no. addressed to: Chairman, Recruitment Committee, Food
and Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The envelopes should be registered at
reception and placed in the box at the reception of the FAO offices at Plot 88
Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala. Alternatively, you can E-mail your applications
to: UG-Registry@fao.org
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the
recruitment process.
Deadline: 10th August 2015
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