UN Careers – 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,

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


Job Summary:  The Desert Locust
Response Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and management of
FAO’s Desert Locust Response activities aligned to the three pillars outlined
in the Appeal in support of the Government of Uganda’s intervention. The
position will be based at the FAO Representation in Kampala with regular travel
in Eastern and Northern Uganda.


position’s technical focus is on the quality and timely implementation of the
Desert Locust Response activities in line with the lifecycle of Desert Locusts
and the risk for future swarms entering Uganda from Kenya.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The Desert Locust Response
Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:

Liaise and collaborate with all stakeholders (GOU, DLG,
private sector and civil society) working in along the three pillars of the
Desert Locust Response to meet quality expectations quickly and efficiently;

Liaise with FAO personnel in the field offices and in
Kampala to ensure that FAO activities 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 Response activities to
targeted beneficiaries/users, notably aligned to Pillar 1 (Surveillance and
control) and 2 (Livelihoods protection and recovery).

Support district local governments in affected and
threatened districts to organize coordination and technical meetings and
training workshops.

Participate in coordination meetings and take necessary
follow up actions, including briefing senior management at FAO;

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 Response achievements.

Guide, in consultation with FAO technical experts, 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 and livelihoods protection and recovery.

Provide timely project reports and input into monthly
programme bulletins.

Perform any other duty as shall be assigned.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the United Nations FAO Desert Locust Response Coordinator job
must hold a Master’s degree in agriculture economics,
agricultural sciences, development studies, social sciences or related subject.

At least three years of relevant professional experience
in programme management, preferably in emergencies.

Experience in coordinating Desert Locust Response or
similar humanitarian response interventions

National of Uganda

Experience in managing multi-donor funded agricultural
livelihoods programmes, especially in Eastern and Northern Uganda preferred.

Ability, willingness and initiative to meet tight work

Demonstrated leadership and teamwork skills.

Experience with external coordination platforms and
mechanisms, emergency response preferred.

Experience working along the humanitarian-development
nexus and in agricultural livelihoods, experience in cash programming and the
provision of technical assistance to pastoralists and/or farmers preferred.

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

Excellent written and spoken English is required.


FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

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




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


Deadline: 1st September 2020


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