UN Jobs – Woodland Harvesting Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  Woodland Harvesting 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 general supervision of FAO Representative in Uganda, and the direct technical supervision of the Project Coordinator and Project LTO the incumbent will work closely with Technical Advisor for Standards Development and Certification .


Technical Focus: The project plans to recruit an incumbent with specialized expertise in woodland harvesting to support review of the above-mentioned guidelines already drafted by the FAO staff and key partners in the forest sector.

The Woodland Harvesting Specialist will lead the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project assigned to him/her.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyse the adequacy and appropriateness of the technical content of the woodland harvesting guideline.
  • Source and recommend additional appropriate pictures, graphs, tables, etc, to include in the woodland harvesting guideline.
  • Edit, and correct the structural and grammatical errors in both guidelines.
  • Provide a list of recommendations to improve both guidelines.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate must hold a university degree related to forestry, forest engineering and forest management.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in natural forest and woodland harvesting.
  • Solid experience in developing guidelines for management of forests and harvesting.
  • Previous experience working with international partners on related issues.
  • Demonstrated commitment to participatory natural resource management techniques
  • Working knowledge of English


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 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: 17th February 2024


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Date Posted 2024-02-07
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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