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Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Senior Field Programme Officer
Grade: P3

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 Operations officer will be tasked with the provision of operation support services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        Acts as a focal point for all project operational matters, organizes and handles the day-to-day operational activities of the field programme (including emergency, rehabilitation and development projects, in national, regional and global projects) and takes action in consultation with supervisors on any issues which arise during the execution period;
·        Prepares project task force meetings and provides secretariat support;
·        Ensures the timely provision of project inputs (personnel, technical support services, subcontracts, training, equipment and supplies) directly by the Organization or, when appropriate, through contractors and in liaison with other support units;
·        Participates in the preparation of project work plans, monitors progress and identifies corrective measures to overcome operational constraints;
·        Reviews and monitors the project budget, prepares requests and revisions as required, maintains and monitors budget expenditures and resources, reviews project transaction listings with a view to identify errors in accounting against budget lines;
·        Prepares and submits the Project Implementation Reports and any other reports required by the Organization;
·        Ensures the completeness and quality of data and documentation in the FAO corporate systems (e.g. GRMS, FPMIS), for all assigned operational field projects and activities;
·        Prepares analytical reports on project performances as required;
·        Coordinates action concerning the completion of field projects and arranges for timely and adequate reporting, including identification of project follow-up requirements;
·        Contributes to the formulation of project proposals according to FAO's procedures and prepares project documents for technical clearance and final approval under different funding arrangements;
·        Performs other duties as required.
Specific Functions
·        Oversees budget preparation, funding allocation, budget revisions, field budget authorizations and staff planning, as well as prepares periodic financial reports;
·        Ensures the targeting of beneficiaries, the determination of technical specification and the preparation and submission of calls for tender for the acquisition of inputs and equivalent and quality control;
·        Participates in the preparation of documents, Request for proposals, Letters of Agreement (LoA) in coordination with the CTA, the Lead Technical Officer and budget holder;
·        Prepares projects task force and steering committee meetings; and carries out in-country operational backstopping visits when necessary;
·        Prepares and submits periodical and final narrative (including recommendations), and financial reports as required for the management of the project and the European Commission as described in related specific agreement.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·        The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Operations Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in public or business administration, finance, accounting, economics, social sciences or another field related to the FAO mandate;
·        Five years of relevant experience in project management/operations and support;
·        Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

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

Technical/Functional Skills
·        Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
·        Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project formulation, analysis, planning and implementation
·        Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset;
·        Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and guiding the implementation of complex multistakeholder projects;
·        Extent of experience in formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects;
·        Ability to develop plans for the implementation and coordination of project operations in developing countries, in partnership with UN agencies and other concerned stakeholders and/or partners;
·        Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset.

 NB:  FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

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


Deadline: 18th February 2020

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