United Nations UN Livelihoods Programme Associate Jobs – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Job Title:    Livelihoods Programme
Associate

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

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

Reports to: Food
Security and Livelihoods 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:  Under the overall supervision of the FAO
Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR and under the
direct supervision of the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator, the
Livelihoods Programme Associate will support the planning, implementation and
monitoring of livelihoods interventions in the emergency portfolio. The
Livelihoods Programme Associate will provide technical guidance in planning,
implementing and

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Livelihoods Programme Associate will be
responsible for the following tasks:

·       
Oversee
agricultural livelihoods activities in emergency and development contexts with
alignment to, both, the humanitarian principles of ‘Do No Harm’ and ‘Leave No
One Behind’, and the UN Code of Ethics and Conduct; building from good
practices from the sector; ensuring high operational standards and compliance
with FAO corporate rules and procedures;

·       
Collaborate
with line ministries, district local government, communities and relevant stakeholders
to ensure the livelihood response expectations are fulfilled efficiently and
effectively;

·       
Guide
community assessments to identify critical requirements for interventions

·       
Provide
technical input, in coordination with the Procurement Unit, into the
development of contractual arrangements with FAO’s implementing partners and
service providers for livelihoods interventions;

·       
Support
the M&E Department to conduct livelihoods-specific regular assessment (e.g.
market, seed security, yield production), monitoring, reporting and analysis
tools, including Post-Distribution Monitoring, Dashboards and guidelines
aligned to SMART indicators to assess performance and inform programmatic
decisions;

·       
Provide
technical assistance (as needed) to FAO implementing partners on the roll-out
of livelihoods activities through routine monitoring of partner activities in
the Desert Locust response under the pillars of surveillance and control and
livelihoods protection and recovery, ensuring activities meet FAO standards for
quality of implementation and are aligned to national policies and standards.

·       
Preserve
the corporate image of FAO at all fora and represent FAO in the Sector
Technical Working Group under the refugee response and other relevant forum and
discussions to facilitate learning, information sharing, alignment to national
standards and approaches.

·       
Undertake
any other activities as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant for the United Nations FAO Livelihoods Programme Associate job must
hold a Master’s degree in agriculture economics, business management,
development studies, social sciences or related subject.

·       
Five
years of relevant professional experience

·       
National
of Uganda

·       
Working
knowledge of English,

FAO Core Competencies

·       
Results
Focus

·       
Teamwork

·       
Communication

·       
Building
Effective Relationships

·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement.

Technical/Functional Skills

·       
Ability,
willingness and initiative to meet tight work schedules.

·       
Demonstrated
leadership and teamwork skills.

·       
Coordination
skills (communication) and ability to technically support on livelihoods needs
across different thematic areas.

·       
Experience
working along the humanitarian-development nexus and in displacement settings.

·       
Fundraising
experience is desirable.

·       
Relevant
work experience for an international or multi-lateral organization and/or with
government is an added advantage

·       
Experience
in developing and implementing agricultural livelihoods activities.

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

How to Apply:

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

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Here

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

Deadline: 15th July 2020

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