Entry Level UN Jobs – Programme Assistant – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Job Title:    Programme Assistant

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

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda


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 Programme Assistant will facilitate the
day-to-day field-level implementation of FAO’s livelihoods programmes in the
nine districts of Karamoja sub-region, overseeing the work of FAO’s service
provider, in collaboration with FAO’s Programme Officer/Field Coordinator (Head
of sub-office) based in Moroto and under the overall guidance of the Food
Security and Livelihoods Coordinator.


Under the overall
supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy
FAOR, the Programme Assistant reports to the Programme Officer/Field
Coordinator (Head of sub-office) based in Moroto and the overall guidance of
the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator.


The Programme
Assistant will, in collaboration with respective Districts Local Government in
Karamoja sub-region, will provide routine support and oversight of the field
implementation in the Desert Locust Response.


Key Duties and

the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator in the implementation of field
activities in Desert Locust affected and threatened communities that cut across
humanitarian and development assistance, which may include but are not limited
to: community mobilization, beneficiary registration, training of
beneficiaries, input distribution and participate in monitoring and
verification exercises to validate service delivery progress and completion;

FAO-led preparation, finalization and implementation of activity work plans,
monitoring and other implementation tasks, ensuring that the necessary synergy
is built with other ongoing initiatives in the districts;

with the Service Provider and District extension agents, in coordination with
the FAO project team, to prepare the appropriate training content and any other
necessary backstopping requirements and ensuring that beneficiaries are trained
and are able to apply the recommended agronomic, soil and water conservation
management practices.

efficient communication with suppliers and service providers on receipt,
storage and distribution of FAO inputs and assets at the field-level under the
coordination of the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator;

day-to-day implementation by FAO service providers in Karamoja sub-region in
Eastern Uganda, including suppliers and implementing partners, with the
provision of continuous feedback on Service Providers’ performance to the
Programme Officer/Field Coordinator;

routine updates to FAO’s Programme Officer/Field Coordinator on implementation
progress, ensuring that all activities on the ground are technically sound and
meet expectations of government, donors and the communities served;

and share with the Programme Officer/Field Coordinator lessons-learned and
provide evidence-based recommendations to address emerging issues and build on
best practices to ensure effective and timely delivery;

In the
absence of Programme Officer/Field Coordinator, participate in the relevant
project-related meetings and missions to ensure the visibility of FAO in all
essential activities while preserving the corporate image of FAO;

a comprehensive activity report of the assignment based on above outlined tasks
and responsibilities;

any other activities as requested.


Qualifications, Skills and

ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
(FAO) Programme Assistant job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in
agriculture, rural development, programme management or related fields.

years of programme/project experience in programme implementation.

in agricultural livelihoods programming in humanitarian and development
context, preferably in a humanitarian response.

in community mobilization and awareness raising.

in partnership building in providing support to local government and civil
society structures.

with activity and routine performance reporting.

knowledge of English.

of Uganda

knowledge of Ng’karimojong.


FAO Core Competencies




Effective Relationships

Sharing and Continuous Improvement


How to Apply:

All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at
the link below




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


Deadline:  10th October 2020


For more of the
latest jobs, please visit 
https://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *