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UN Careers - Water Management Specialist - 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: 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 lives.

Job Summary:  The Water Management Specialist will provide support to the Project Management Unit (PMU) and all project staff with regards to the water management practices to be promoted through the project, both through the Agro Pastoral (AP) /Farmer Field School (FFS) and through the investment pilots.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Water Management Specialist will:
  • Ensure that the most suited and most resilient water management practices are implemented based on the specificities of the project sites and communities.
  • Provide support in the development of the AP/FFS trainings to ensure that proper water management practices are included in AP/FFS trainings
  • Explore potential for ground and surface water use / development as well as rainwater harvesting for irrigation in the target project districts
  • In collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF),  coordinate the development of Terms of Reference/ implementation concepts with respect to planning and development of small scale agriculture water management systems
  • Carry out monitoring visits to implementing partners and project beneficiaries during project implementation;
  • Work closely with Gender Officer to ensure the all the water schemes are gender responsive and leading to gender transformation of roles and responsibility, decision making and participation.
  • prepare project reports and other ad-hoc reports on project activities as and when required
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Water Management Specialist job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or related fields.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in water management and irrigation development, Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
  • Extent of experience  and knowledge in water management and irrigation development for agriculture production
  • 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 setting.
  • Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Working knowledge of English
  • National of Uganda

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: 26th July 2019

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