Fresher UN Jobs – VPP Project Assistant – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  VPP Project Assistant (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: 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 lives.


Job Summary:  The Project Assistant will work under the overall supervision of the EuFMD Deputy Executive Secretary, NSAH, and in close consultation and co-ordination with the Uganda VPP Project Coordinator.


The Project Assistant coordinates and performs the full range of office support, management support and administrative tasks, providing for the smooth and efficient running of the Office. He/ she ensures quality and consistency of the flow of office work and information with the VPP Project


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the organization, delivery and reporting of virtual and face-to-face events as well as in-field missions in line with FAO rules and regulations and in close cooperation and under the guidance of FAO Uganda’s operational and administrative personnel Support the national coordinator to ensure project activities are timely implemented including workplan monitoring, reporting and formulation
  • Take minutes of important meetings, proofread documentation, and prepare draft reports in accordance with EuFMD guidelines
  • Under the supervision of the EuFMD Communications team, assist the National Coordinator in the development of communications products, including PPTs, social media and other visibility products related to the VPP project
  • Support the national coordinator in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities
  • Facilitate easy collection and organised storage of such data emanating from VPP training institutions, VPPs, third party organisations and relevant stakeholders.
  • Support liaison with partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Organise and coordinate operational and logistics team activities in line with FAO rules and regulations and in close cooperation and under the guidance of the Operations Specialist, the Procurement Unit and the Transport Unit
  • Provide overall support to the VPP Project implementation team
  • Undertake other relevant tasks mutually as agreed with the National coordinator
  • Undertake any other activities as requested.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) VPP Project Assistant job must hold a University Degree in Animal Health and Production or similar qualifications
  • Two years of proven experience in the management of animal and public health sectors;
  • National or resident of Uganda
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Demonstrated knowledge on animal health and production
  • Extent and relevance of experience in delivering essential animal health services
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Team Work
  • 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 candidates who wish to join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) should apply online at the link below


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Deadline: 5th October 2022


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