Several UN Jobs – Early Warning Capacity Building Specialists – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 

Job Title:    Early Warning Capacity
Building Specialists (Several UN Jobs)

Organization: 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 general supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of
the Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant and in close collaboration
with the FAO Field Office in Moroto, the incumbent will oversee monthly data
collection and analysis as well as provide support to District Local
Governments (DLGs). The overall duties of the incumbent include  dissemination of DEWS recommendations and the
rollout of an efficient, reliable and quality Drought Early Warning System
(DEWS) in Karamoja sub-region

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
In
consultation with the Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant and the
Field Supervisor/Head Of Moroto Office, design training materials Design
training manuals for community data collectors, community leaders and
representatives as well as district head of departments and early warning focal
persons;

·       
Build
the capacity of District Early Warning Focal Persons (DEWFP) through trainings
and follow up, regarding all components of DEWS with a focus on data analysis
and production of timely drought bulletins;

·       
Take
stock of the existing DEWS equipment from previous implementation and make
recommendations on replacements and ensure that they are in safe custody and in
good working condition for a functional and operationally active system

·       
Ensure
all equipment in the district needed for the functionality of the system are
operational and active;

·       
Monitor
the achievement of the districts and community and provide appropriate
technical/advisory support where needed in regard to the DEWS in consultation
with Field Supervisor and Drought Monitoring and Early Warning Consultant

·       
Facilitate
and encourage buy-in of all the DEWS processes by DLGs including ownership and
sustainability of the system through DLG budget allocations

·       
Follow
up the data collection at the district and parish level through monitoring of
the DEWFP and the District Heads of Department (DHOD) together with the
sentinels;

·       
Coordinate
DLG Early warning stakeholders including DEWFP and DHODs as well as the
sentinels for timely collection, analysis and dissemination of the Drought
Early Warning Bulletins

·       
For
every DEWS meeting, document DLG level deliberations and produce approved
meeting minutes;

·       
Conduct
field visits and trainings for the sentinels including technical backstopping
to sentinels to ensure timely and accurate data collection

·       
Compile
the field level findings in regards to technical capacity gaps noted from the
sentinels to inform further capacity building trainings with the Field
Supervisor and DM & EW Consultant

·       
Work
closely with DLGs and advocate for the inclusion of DEWS in the district
development plans;

·       
Support
district budget development as it pertains to the operation of DEWS;

·       
Conduct
Household meetings for all the sentinel sites for all households and kraal
members along with excellent documentation including minutes approved by DLG
officials;

·       
Conduct
data quality control activities for both parish and district level of data
collection and document all the activities done in this period;

·       
Participate
in the continuous development/upgrade of the DEWS software and databases;

·       
Organize
the trainings of the DEWFP whenever new versions of the software are released
and address emerging capacity needs

·       
Support
DLGs through District Disaster Management Committees in particular – to
disseminate drought alerts and recommendations in a timely manner;

·       
Support
the development of early warning messages, the early action repository and
district level contingency planning;

·       
Attend
coordination meetings with project partners, stakeholders and collaborators;

·       
Monitor
DLG level agro-meteorological stations and ensure data is available for monthly
drought analysis;

·       
Provide
support to the overall implementation of the project including administrative
support;

·       
Submit
monthly progress and technical reports to the Project Manager;

·       
Perform
any other tasks related to the rollout and operation of DEWS in Karamoja
sub-region.

 


Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization of the
United Nations (FAO) Early Warning Capacity Building Specialist job must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in agro-meteorology, meteorology, hydrology, agriculture,
natural resources management, environmental sciences, or a related field;

·       
A
minimum of five years of relevant experience in drought management, disaster
risk reduction, agricultural meteorology, data analysis, or disaster risk
reduction and management;

·       
Work
experience with and knowledge of information technology and computer
programming languages and/or data science would be considered an advantage.

·       
Work
experience in more than one location or area of work

·       
Extent
and relevance of experience in disaster preparedness and/or vulnerability
analysis

·       
Extent
and relevance of experience in data collection, analysis and reporting

·       
Familiarity
with drought monitoring approaches, tools and techniques

·       
National
of Uganda

·       
Working
knowledge of English

 

FAO Core Competencies

·       
Results
Focus

·       
Teamwork

·       
Communication

·       
Building
Effective Relationships

·       
Knowledge
Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

How to Apply:

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

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 27th January
2021

 

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