UN Jobs – National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Coordinator at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: FAO Country Representative and Deputy FAO
Country Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/01 /GLO/616/UND
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 Adaptation Ran Coordinator
is responsible for formulating, implementing, monitoring and reporting on the coordinated
FAO and UNDP collaborative work-plan for Uganda. He/she will be under the
overall guidance of the FAO Country Representative and operational guidance of
Deputy FAO Representative. The incumbent will directly report to the Project
Manager, Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA)/Team Leader Climate Change
Adaptation in the Uganda country office and will work in close collaboration
with FAO Natural Resource Officer – Climate Change in Rome, the UNDP Country
Office and the project lead person at the Ministry of Agriculture,, Animal
Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF). The job holder will acquire technical
assistance from FAO-HQ NAP Project Coordinator and work in close collaboration
with Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) and the UNDP-GEF
Unit at the Bangkok Regional Hub. The National Adaptation Plan (NAP)
Coordinator is expected to possess a strong mix of technical expertise as well
as proven management capacity.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
charge of formulating, updating and managing the collaborative FAO-UNDP
work-plan and budget of the programme at the country level in close
coordination with the government appointed focal point and UNDP and FAO
designated project consultants, with clear timelines, milestones and deliverables,
consistent with global project-level outcomes.
all aspects of in-country implementation of project, including personnel,
subcontracts, training, equipment, administrative support and financial
reporting between the MAAIF, FAO Representation in Uganda, UNDP country office,
and the coordination committee;
charge of monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the progress under the
collaborative FAO-UNDP workplan
for the keen review and conduct analytical studies on existing agriculture
sector policies, plans and initiatives to guide the design and set-up of
agricultural sector contributions (e.g. stock-taking) to the overall NAPs
process; building on existing policy, institutional and human resources
technical support on operationalizing and implementation of the Uganda
agricultural sector NAPs road map;
technical leadership and direct inputs to the FAO designated outputs of the
project and collaborate closely with UNDP and MAAIF project personnel to contribute
technically to the assigned outputs of the project;
that all reports, documents and other outputs prepared by service providers are
of high quality and are targeted towards achieving objectives as planned;
a skills assessment exercise amongst key personnel selected to conduct national
adaptation planning, budgeting, cost-benefit analysis, climate data modelling
and scenario building for the agricultural sector, within the Ministry of
Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries and related Planning, Finance,
Disaster Management, Water and other related institutions;
and provide technical guidance for the development and implementation of impact
monitoring frameworks for testing/costing of adaptation options for pilot
logistical and organizational support for in-country coordination meetings,
capacity- building workshops and training sessions;
incumbent will also facilitate effective communication with relevant
ministries, civil society institutions, think tanks; and national, regional and
international organizations involved in related projects (including within FAO
and UNDP.GIZ, IIED, UNFCCC, UNITAR, Adaptation Fund, Global Research Alliance,
CCAFS), to promote synergies between project and existing initiatives related
to climate change adaptation and to inform the stock-taking process;
documentation of coordination meetings, workshops, and trainings (including
concept notes, invitation letters and lists of participants);
documentation and knowledge management of lessons learnt;
communications to national media, in-country donor community, and other
national-level entities;
together results of the Uganda component project activities;
report on and contribute information on project progress, key milestones and
other relevant information to the global project team regularly (annual report,
audits, mid-term and terminal evaluations) and in regular coordination meetings
with FAO and UNDP Country Offices and to the Global FAO-UNDP team;;
contribute technical content related to Uganda’s experience on integrating
agricultural sector adaptation concerns to NAPs for policy briefs, handbook,
lessons leamt papers, as identified in the work plan;
and submit quarterly-month progress reports of the FAO – UNDP collaborative
work-plan; summarizing findings, achievements, conclusions and recommendations
on the progress of the project in the country;
other related duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Coordinator vacancy should preferably hold
an advanced university degree in natural resources management, forestry or
agriculture. Technical competencies and experience requirements:
least ten years’ experience in planning and implementation of programmes
related to natural resources management, agriculture development, with
experience in climate change adaptation and / or mitigation;
experience with the Uganda Government, FAO and other UN agencies in climate
change adaptation and/ or mitigation in the agricultural sectors;
communication, networking, written and presentation skills;
computer skills.
in English – listening, speaking, reading and writing;
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: The Country Representative, 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:
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FAO does not charge applicants
any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.
Deadline: 15th January 2016
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