UN Jobs – Desert Locust Response Coordinator – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:    Desert Locust Response
Coordinator

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

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: FAO
Representative

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 Desert Locust Response Coordinator will be
responsible for  coordination of FAO
response (surveillance, control and recovery efforts) in support of government
intervention. The position will be based at the FAO Representation in Kampala
with extensive travel in Eastern and Northern Uganda. The position’s technical
focus is on the implementation of a sound desert locust response in line with
the lifecycle of Desert Locust and includes technical elements of control,
surveillance and livelihood protection.

 Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  

·       
Liaise
with, and collaborate with all actors working in desert locust surveillance,
control and recovery to ensure the DL response expectations are fulfilled
quickly and efficiently;

·       
Liaise
with FAO personnel in the field offices and in Kampala to ensure that FAO
interventions are delivered within the agreed scope, time, cost and quality.

·       
Follow
up with FAO personnel on procurement and timely delivery of equipment and
materials for desert locust surveillance and control to targeted
beneficiaries/users.

·       
Support
local governments in affected areas to organize coordination and technical
meetings and training workshops.

·       
Participate
in coordination meetings and take necessary follow up actions;

·       
Articulate
FAO’s interventions in the country in relation to global, sub-regional and
national frameworks;

·       
Provide
technical advice and support, monitor progress and report on desert locust
surveillance, control and recovery efforts.

·       
Guide to
ensure that activities on the ground are technically sound and meet
expectations of government, donors and the communities served;

·       
Support
and follow up interventions to ensure functionality of structures, concrete
plans and strategies for surveillance and control.

·       
Provide
timely reports as shall be agreed upon

·       
Perform
any other duty as shall be assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the United Nations FAO Desert Locust Response Coordinator job
must hold an Advanced university degree in agriculture preferably in entomology
or a closely related field

·       
At least
five years of relevant professional experience in: pest surveillance and
management; insect pest data collection using modern digital tools; and/or good
knowledge and experience in pesticide risk management

·       
Working
knowledge of English

·       
National
of Uganda.

FAO Core Competencies

·       
Results
Focus

·       
Teamwork

·       
Communication

·       
Building
Effective Relationships

·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

·       
Experience
in organizing and conducting trainings at national and local government level

·       
Excellent
abilities in coordination and monitoring are required as well as demonstrated
experience in coordinating and liaising with multiple stakeholders

·       
Ability,
willingness and initiative to meet tight work schedules

·       
Excellent
analytical and communication skills

·       
Relevant
working experience for an international or multi-lateral organization and or
with government is considered an advantage

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications online at
the link below.

Click
Here

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FAO does not charge
applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.

Deadline: 12th June 2020

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