UN Jobs – Junior International Refugee Response Programme Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  Junior International Refugee Response Programme Specialist  

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:   Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR, the incumbent reports to the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator. The main responsibility is to support the delivery of quality programming and coordination of FAO’s Refugee Response Programme and its partners.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the overall implementation and management of FAO-Uganda’s refugee response programme with support from the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator.
  • Ensure that communication with various donors is regular, on time and up to standard, including assuring that all reporting requirements are maintained according to FAO’s standards.  In addition, ensure that constant communication with Government counterparts and implementing partners are maintained to support both programme delivery and programme development.
  • Identify issues and risks related to implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate programme adjustments in close collaboration and through regular communication with field-based colleagues.
  • Support project formulation processes including project writing to support FAO’s Refugee Response Programme in Uganda.  Ensure that these documents contain the necessary elements to address livelihoods, food security, energy, and environmental concerns in communities.
  • Support coordination between the Uganda refugee response, the regional UNHCR-FAO partnership, and FAOs global response, by ensuring liaison with the relevant sub-regional and HQ teams.
  • Support, mentor and oversee FAOs implementing partners in the field, as well as track the delivery according to signed contracts with FAO.
  • Support FAO teams in continuously developing operational efficiencies and driving innovations in delivery, ensuring that the programme meets established objectives and targets and delivers value for money.
  • As requested, represent FAO in refugee response related subject matter or coordination meetings.
  • Identify and assist in documenting and create awareness around critical programme learnings including both successes and challenges.
  • Support the livelihoods portfolio with the engagement of socially responsible private sector energy partners to identify sustainable and market-based solutions to increase rural access to energy.
  • Prepare and disseminate regular briefs on FAO’s Refugee Response Programme.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree related to Agriculture, Livestock, Economics or Development studies or comparable relevant experience.
  • Five to ten years professional experience in developing countries on livelihoods, sustainable development ideally in a refugee response and/or humanitarian context among non-government organizations.
  • Coordination skills (communication) and ability to technically support on food security needs across different thematic areas.
  • Extent of experience and knowledge in programme development and fundraising
  • Extent of experience and understanding of the humanitarian-development nexus and associated challenges in the context of refugee related programming.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
  • Specialization/exposure to issues related to forced displacement/migration is an asset
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of a second FAO language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian).


FAO Core Competencies

  • 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 O, 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: 17th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-05
Valid Through 2024-02-17
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala , 0256, Uganda

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