UN Operations Officer Job Opportunities – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

 Job Title:    Operations Officer

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

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Deputy
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


Job Summary:  The Operations Officer will lead and coordinate
the operational support function of the field programme including emergency,
rehabilitation and development projects, in national, regional and global


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Acts as a focal point for all project operational matters, organises
    and handles the day-to-day operational activities of the field programme
    (including emergency, rehabilitation and development projects, in
    national, regional and global projects) and takes action in consultation
    with supervisors on any issues which arise during the execution period;
  • Prepares project task force meetings and provides secretariat
  • Ensures the timely provision of project inputs (personnel, technical
    support services, subcontracts, training, equipment and supplies) directly
    by the Organization or, when appropriate, through contractors and in
    liaison with other support units;
  • Participates in the preparation of project work plans, monitors
    progress and identifies corrective measures to overcome operational
  • Reviews and monitors the project budget, prepares requests and
    revisions as required, maintains and monitors budget expenditures and
    resources, reviews project transaction listings with a view to identify
    errors in accounting against budget lines;
  • Prepares and submits the Project Implementation Reports and any
    other reports required by the Organization;
  • Ensures the completeness and quality of data and documentation in
    the FAO corporate systems (e.g. GRMS, FPMIS), for all assigned operational
    field projects and activities;
  • Prepares analytical reports on project performances as required;
  • Coordinates action concerning the completion of field projects and
    arranges for timely and adequate reporting, including identification of
    project follow-up requirements;
  • Contributes to the formulation of project proposals according to
    FAO’s procedures and prepares project documents for technical clearance
    and final approval under different funding arrangements;
  • Performs other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the
    United Nations (FAO) Operations Officer job opportunity should hold an
    advanced university degree in public or business administration, finance,
    accounting, economics, social sciences or another field related to the FAO
  • Five years of relevant experience in project management/operations
    and support;
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work,
    particularly in field positions is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project formulation,
    analysis, planning and implementation;
  • Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and
    guiding the implementation of complex multi stakeholder projects;
  • Extent of experience in formulation, implementation and monitoring
    of projects;
  • Ability to develop plans for the implementation and coordination of
    project operations in developing countries, in partnership with UN
    agencies and other concerned stakeholders and/or partners;
  • Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial
    procedures is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of another FAO language is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO
    official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).



  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


NB: Please note that
all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for
All and Integrity and Transparency.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to apply online at the link below.




Deadline: 19th March 2021


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