Several UN Jobs – Project Coordinators – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  Project Coordinator (Multiple UN Job Vacancies)

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 Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of support to the planning, implementation, coordination monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Project Task Force (PTF) ensuring that all required and relevant members are engaged.
  • Prepare the project work plan, procurement and travel plans ensuring their alignment and consistency with the logical framework; monitor and update the work plan for the project with clear milestones, deliverables and outputs including the procurement and recruitment plans;
  • Ensure the timely and cost-effective implementation of the project activities as described in the project proposal and provided for by the budget.
  • Implement UN to UN Agreements, Letters of Agreement (LoA) and other contractual instrument signed with UN Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations and Government institutions for the implementation of specific activities and ensures that progress is on track.
  • Establish and maintain professional relationships and communication lines with relevant government offices and representatives, non-government organizations and other United Nations (UN) agencies, liaising closely with stakeholders, managing communications and organizing and facilitating meetings as needed.
  • Oversee the development of technical specifications, terms of references and scope of services required for the procurement, implementation and delivery of required services and goods through suppliers and/or service providers.
  • Lead the organization (technical, logistical, administrative, etc.) of all project events in accordance with FAO’s rules and procedures, and contribute to facilitate events in close collaboration with project staff at national level (e.g. consultants).
  • Supervise team members and manage their performance in line with FAO policy and procedures.
  • Supervise and monitor the collection of information and data required for the preparation of the project reports.
  • Write interim and final reports for the donor(s) based on agreed reporting schedule(s) guiding and ensuring quality assurance of inputs from other team members and obtaining relevant clearances as required.
  • If required by the donor, organize and facilitate annual consultations with the donor, Government and relevant stakeholders to review the progress of the project; discuss possible revisions of plans and budgets; discuss issues of special concern for the implementation of the results areas/programme/project, including risk management, provide timely briefs for use in coordination fora and for response to FAOR information needs.
  • Coordinate and support project-related field missions and visits of representatives from government, donors, FAO and other UN agencies
  • Work closely with the Communication Officer for the development of project briefs, brochures, infographics, case studies and other visibility, outreach and communication materials, ensuring adherence to donor and internal requirements
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Project Coordinator job must hold an advanced University Degree in agriculture, forestry, agro-forestry, environmental management, natural resources management, agricultural economics, business administration, public administration, social science, political science or a related field.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in project management in agricultural, forestry and natural resources management or rural development.
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda.


FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in project management and implementation using a result-based management approach.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in managing projects dealing with food security and livelihoods and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or addressing value chain development, and/or natural resource management.
  • Experience in working with the government partners at different levels.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting and facilitating multi-stakeholders processes including interacting with policy- and decision makers at various levels, communities and private sector.
  • Proven coordination and management skills to implement the capacity building programs and activities, including development and organization of training events at the national and local level.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to open up to innovative approaches and new practices.
  • Experience in supervision of project technical experts and consultants.
  • Ability to deliver project outputs and budgets on timely manner with high standard quality.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills within team and with external stakeholders.


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: 8th June 2023


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