UN Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:    Agro-Forestry Specialist

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

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: National
Project Coordinator

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 Agro-forestry specialist will provide
support to the Project Management Unit and all project partners with regards to
the agro-forestry practices to be promoted through the project AP/FFS and
investment pilots.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Agro-Forestry Specialist will:

  • Provide advice on what agroforestry practices are the most resilient
    to climate change depending on the local context.
  • Provide support in the development of the Agro-Pastoral (AP) /Farmer
    Field School (FFS) trainings to ensure that proper agro-forestry practices
    are included in AP/FFS trainings.
  • Work with the District Natural Resources and Environment Officers to
    identify sites where the project can undertake agroforestry activities
  • Assess the capacity of farmers and/or farmer associations in target
    areas to participate in the project, and propose capacity building
    measures for these stakeholders in agroforestry
  • Propose agroforestry activities to improve sustainable land
    management practices in agricultural areas, in order to reduce downstream
    impacts while also improving incomes and food security
  • Propose project activities to improve market access / develop
    business plans for  agroforestry
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) Agro-Forestry Specialist job opportunity should hold
    a University Degree in Agro-forestry, Forestry, natural resource
    management or related fields.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in Agro-forestry,
    Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
  • Previous experience and knowledge in agro-forestry with farmers and
    organized farmer groups
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge on climate change
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various
    stakeholders in Uganda 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
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda

FAO Core

  • 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: 26th July 2019

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