UN Capacity Development Specialist Job Careers – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:    Capacity Development

Organisation: Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Project
Manager of the Global Climate Change Alliance Plus (GCCA+) and Climate Resilient
Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE)

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

Job Summary:   The Capacity Development Specialist will
support  the capacity development related
components (for gender-responsive climate change adaptation and mitigation) of
projects GCP/UGA/054/EC project entitled “Global Climate Change Alliance plus
(GCCA+)” and GCP/UGA/055/SWE project entitled “Climate Resilient Women Economic
Empowerment (CRWEE)”, funded by the European Union and Government of Sweden
respectively. These projects aim to strengthen key government institutions at
central and decentralized levels and build the resilience of communities in the
face of a changing climate. The assignment will focus on strengthening
knowledge and institutional capacities for gender-responsive climate change
adaptation and mitigation

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Lead efforts with national and district stakeholders to plan and
    implement project activities identified under Result 1 “Knowledge and
    institutional capacities for gender-responsive climate change adaptation
    and mitigation strengthened” of GCCA+ and “Women access to and control of
    productive resources and decision-making capacity improved” of CRWEE
  • Determine and prioritize, together with the GCCA+ and CRWEE project
    teams, capacity needs of target stakeholders (FFS groups, implementing
    partners, national ministries and agencies, and District Local Government
    staff) on climate change adaptation and mitigation and gender
    mainstreaming, including mapping 
    out capacity needs of national and district stakeholders in terms
    of (a) climate data needs, (b) vulnerability and impact assessments, (c)
    coordination at national and district level (d) climate change and gender
    mainstreaming of climate resilience at district levels and sub county
    level (e) conducting feasibility studies of gender-responsive adaptation
    projects, (f) knowledge management, (g) M&E support with gender and cc
  • Ensure full stakeholder consultation including with communities in
    the target districts to ensure project ownership and full participation in
    implementation through generating buy-in on the contents of GCCA+ and CRWEE
  • Contribute to preparation of training materials, knowledge products,
    guidelines and sector manuals in line with FAO standards and conduct
    training programs and workshops for integrating (a) climate change
    adaptation and mitigation including Nationally Determined Contribution
    (NDC) into subnational planning and development, (b) gender considerations
    into adaptation and mitigation investments, and (c) adaptation and gender
    indicators into national, sectoral and project M&E systems;
  • Assess and address capacity building needs of selected CSOs, NGOs,
    NGO networks, women’s networks, youth initiatives and private sector in
    support of the GCCA+ and CRWEE projects;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Local Government,
    Ministry of Water and Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal
    Production and Fisheries (MAAIF), Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social
    Development (MGLSD) and 21 District Local governments with respect to
    gender and climate change mainstreaming in their programs and plans;
  • Contribute to development of best practices on gender and climate
    change mainstreaming in the target districts of GCCA+ and CRWEE projects;
  • Carry out monitoring visits to implementing partners and project
    beneficiaries during project implementation;
  • Review the communication strategies/action plan to ensure that
    Result 1 of both  GCCA+ and CRWEE
    projects are adequately reflected.
  • Participate in and actively contribute to donor/development partner
    coordination fora on gender and climate change, including sharing of
    information on FAO’s assistance in these areas through the GCCA+ and CRWEE
  • Prepare project reports and other ad-hoc reports on project
    activities as and when required; and
  • Perform any other related duty

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) Capacity Development Specialist job opportunity
    should hold an Advanced university degree (for COF.REG)/ University Degree
    (for PSAs) in Rural Development/ Development Studies, Sociology,
    Agriculture, environment and natural resource management or related
  • At least five years of relevant experience in capacity development
    of individuals, communities and institutions in gender-responsive and
    climate resilient agriculture and natural resource management.
  • At least five years of experience in both gender-responsive climate
    change adaptation and mitigation programming formulation, planning,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • At least five years of experience in analysing and integrating the
    perspective of gender equality in programme formulation, evaluation and
    monitoring in the context of agriculture and natural resources and
    experience in socio-economic and gender analysis
  • Previous experience  and knowledge
    in  climate change (adaptation and
    mitigation) and gender mainstreaming 
    in Africa and Uganda
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge of FAO Climate
    Change and Gender policies, procedures, project cycle and operational
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various
    stakeholders in Uganda in gender and climate change including UN,
    Government, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and
    multi-task under pressure
  • Extent of experience with international organizations,
    non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural
  • Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Excellent knowledge of assessment tools related to gender equality,
    gender and climate change, and experience in mainstreaming capacity
    development, social equity and women’s empowerment issues in Uganda and/or
    East Africa/Africa in the context of agriculture and natural resource
  • Excellent knowledge of the UN System and its administrative
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the
    other UN  languages (French,
    Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications
online at the link below.


Deadline: 14th May 2019

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