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UN Careers - Water Management Specialist - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Project Coordinator

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 Water Management Specialist will provide support to the Project Management Unit (PMU) and all project staff with regards to the water management practices to be promoted through the project, both through the Agro Pastoral (AP) /Farmer Field School (FFS) and through the investment pilots.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Water Management Specialist will:
  • Ensure that the most suited and most resilient water management practices are implemented based on the specificities of the project sites and communities.
  • Provide support in the development of the AP/FFS trainings to ensure that proper water management practices are included in AP/FFS trainings
  • Explore potential for ground and surface water use / development as well as rainwater harvesting for irrigation in the target project districts
  • In collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF),  coordinate the development of Terms of Reference/ implementation concepts with respect to planning and development of small scale agriculture water management systems
  • Carry out monitoring visits to implementing partners and project beneficiaries during project implementation;
  • Work closely with Gender Officer to ensure the all the water schemes are gender responsive and leading to gender transformation of roles and responsibility, decision making and participation.
  • prepare project reports and other ad-hoc reports on project activities as and when required
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Water Management Specialist job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Resource Engineering or related fields.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in water management and irrigation development, Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
  • Extent of experience  and knowledge in water management and irrigation development for agriculture production
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge on climate change
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure
  • Extent of experience with international organizations, non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Working knowledge of English
  • National of Uganda


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

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 26th July 2019

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Senior Agro Knowledge Officer Jobs - MWH


Organisation: MWH
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Country Director

About US:
MWH is an impact investor that uses its means and talents to improve the lives of smallholders. Among other activities MWH runs a retail chain of agro-support centers in Northern Uganda. We run activities in a business manner.  Dissemination of agro knowledge, measuring of impact and linking research with the daily practice of smallholders is integral part of our work.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Investigate and map information gaps
  • Promote the HUB/ MWH as a reliable long-term partner for smallholders
  • Build and maintain a network with other relevant actors in the region
  • Turn our Farmers Resource Center into a place of knowledge dissemination, research, demonstration and innovation taking the daily practice of smallholders as starting point
  • Support our field staff in their agro-knowledge and skills development
  • Impact assessment
  • Station supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor's degree in an agro-related subject with a minimum of five years' experience.
  • A Master's degree is preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of knowledge dissemination principles and capacity to deliver knowledge dissemination and/or organizational learning activities
  • Excellent facilitation, program/activity management, and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership and team building abilities
  • Good track record of agricultural information research .
  • Good data collection and analysis skills
  • Fluency in Luo.
  • Valid riding permit for motorbike

How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications / motivation letters and CVs only to dorcus.ayikoru@mwh-trust.com (do NOT send scanned copies of certificates or transcripts).
Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 2nd August 2019 

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Gender Specialist - Kanungu Coffee Project UK NGO Jobs - Farm Africa


Organization: Farm Africa
Duty Station: Kanungu, Uganda
Reports to: Project Coordinator - Coffee & CSOs

About US:
Farm Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. We drive agricultural and environmental change to improve lives. Our strategy has three pillars: agricultural expertise, management and preservation of ecosystems, and the power of business to drive prosperity. We believe Africa has the power to feed itself and are helping make this happen by establishing and spreading the best farming and forestry techniques so that poor farmers and herders have more food to feed their families and to sell. We help smallholders manage their natural resources sustainably so that they can withstand climate change challenges and shocks and ensure their families have enough food in the future as well as now. Farm Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects.

About Project:
Farm Africa is currently implementing a three-year project supporting coffee farmers in Western Uganda’s Kanungu district. The project comprises of two distinct parts.
The first part, funded by the European Union, is already under way and focuses on building the capacity of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to create employment and self-employment opportunities within the coffee value chain for 4,800 young women and men Kanungu district. A broad range of CSOs are engaged ranging from coffee growers’ cooperatives to national stakeholder platforms representing both young farmers and coffee farmers. The second part, funded by UK aid, will start in September 2019 and will focus on ensuring that women are empowered and able to fully benefit from support given to coffee farmers in Kanungu, as well as financially benefit from their contributions to the coffee value chain.

Job Summary:  The Gender Specialist is responsible for planning and delivering all the activities under the UK aid component of the project (budget UGX 1 billion over 21 months). S/he will serve as the technical lead, tasked with identifying gender-based constraints facing young women and men in the targeted coffee-farming communities and steering project activities to directly address these issues. The Gender Specialist will take responsibility for advocating for greater attention to gender perspectives, and for providing the necessary technical support to ensure gender integration throughout the wider project. The Gender Specialist will support in ensuring that gender mainstreaming and analysis are well conducted throughout the project period

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Gender Specialist will be:
To plan and manage the UK aid Match project implementation in accordance with the project’s agreed objectives, work plans and budgets. In particular:
·         To play a key role in activity planning and sequencing of activities to ensure maximum impact
·         Work in close consultation with the Project Coordinator (PC) to review and prepare the project’s work plan and budget as part of the monthly, quarterly and annual planning process.
·         Manage monthly, quarterly and annual work plans for project activities and logistics, identifying and responding to the implications of interdependencies between different sub-project work stream activities.
To deliver project activities to a high standard, and in line with Farm Africa and donor guidelines and requirements:
·         Work with coffee cooperatives to establish 160 women-led VSLAs in Kanungu, through mobilisation, assessment, and training on VSLA & financial literacy.
·         Grow female membership of supported cooperatives.
·         Support household gender equitable relations through the GALS methodology and build capacities of GALS champions in Kanungu district.
·         Conduct participatory sessions on household land use agreements for 160 groups, engaging with household members and local authorities
·         Support cooperatives to become more gender inclusive in their governance structures and operations
·         Facilitate awareness raising sessions with CGCs, CGC members, Coffee Sector National Stakeholder meeting to share findings from project studies/evaluation and to champion women in the coffee sector
·         Ensure that planned activities are delivered in accordance with the implementation timetable and within the agreed budget.
To deliver assigned activities in accordance with financial guidelines and within available budgets by:
·         Closely monitoring expenditure on all relevant activity lines, ensuring that availability of funds is confirmed and approved before delivery of an activity begins
·         Supporting the Project Accountant & Administrator (PA&A) and PC with budgeting and reforecasting budgets as required
·         Ensuring that all expenditure incurred is in compliance with and exceeds the basic standards contained in the Farm Africa finance procedures manual.
·         Reviewing budget monitoring reports, and provide timely explanations and corrective actions for any significant variances relating to the UK aid Match project
·         Ensuring that procurement of goods and services is carried out in line with Farm Africa procedures and also follows the terms and conditions stipulated in the donor’s Financial Management Guidelines
Monitoring, evaluation learning & reporting:
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of Monitoring & Learning Plan (MLP) for the project in line with Farm Africa’s guidelines and the donor’s requirements
·         Ensure the project’s log-frame and data collection plans are regularly reviewed and refreshed, and the project is collecting the breadth of indicators required at a frequency and timing in line with reporting purposes
·         Ensure that the project is regularly conducting beneficiary surveys, collecting other data through relevant sources, developing case studies and collating photos
·         Support mid-term, final evaluation and other external evaluations, ensuring that learning and recommendations from those evaluations are explicitly incorporated into the project’s future implementation activity
·         Contribute to internal and external reporting, and annual & semi-annual project performance reviews and workshops
Playing a key role in delivering the wider objectives of the Kanungu Coffee Project including:
·         Undertaking any other duties as reasonably requested by the project coordinator M Support the wider project delivery team to integrate gender approaches within work plans and stakeholder engagements
·         Work in close collaboration with the cooperatives in ensuring that knowledge, findings and tools are shared
·         Maintain regular and effective communications with the wider project team, Uganda Country Office and implementing partners
·         Work in close consultation with the PC, act as an ambassador in promoting the project and the work of Farm Africa, including hosting visitors, speaking at workshops, conferences and meeting donors and other officials as and when required
Play an active role as a member of the Farm Africa Country team:
·         Contribute to the development and implementation of Farm Africa’s strategy, particularly with regards to Gender
·         Identify and explore opportunities to grow and expand the country project pipeline, both in relation to the current project or related to new project opportunities
·         Work with the PC, PM, CD and the UK Programme Funding Unit to prepare funding proposals where requested, ensuring that any lessons learned during implementation are documented and built into future project design
·         Participate in country-level or Pan-Farm Africa programme meetings as reasonably requested

NB: These essential functions are not to be interpreted as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job related duties as required. All work responsibilities are subject to having performance goals and/or targets established.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The ideal candidate for the Farm Africa Gender Specialist - Kanungu Coffee Project job placement must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in in a relevant field, such as gender studies, development studies, agriculture, women’s studies, masculinities or similar related field
·         A minimum of three years’ experience working for an INGO or agri-business
·         A minimum of two years’ experience in a gender- focused role
·         Experience of working directly with female smallholder farmers
·         Experience building capacities of cooperatives or farmer groups
·         Experience of delivering activities aimed to empower women within rural households
·         Experience of establishing or strengthening community savings groups
·         Experience of commissioning and/or managing research or studies carried out by external consultants
·         Experience of managing expenditure, and monitoring spend against budget
·         Experience of ensuring compliance with financial and operational policies and procedures in field office.
·         Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate with people from a broad range of backgrounds
·         Excellent organisational and planning skills - with demonstrable ability to plan and manage your own workload including writing concept notes for activities and reporting on progress
·         Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Able to work under own initiative
·         Flexible and ‘can do’ attitude
·         Honest and Integrity
·         Team Player
·         Ability and willingness to ride a motorcycle as part of field duties.


Desirable
·         Further relevant academic qualification in the area of gender studies, development studies, agriculture, women’s studies, masculinities or similar related field
·         Knowledge and understanding of the coffee value chain in Uganda
·         Experience of supporting gender mainstreaming across a wider range of activities as part of a rural development initiative.
·         Experience of working in the coffee value chain
·         Experience of using GALS methodologies as part of your role
·         Experience of supporting women to engage more actively in agricultural value chain
·         Experience of delivering advocacy-focused activities
·         Experience of producing content for donor reports

Duration & Hours: Fixed-term, full-time contract ending 31st May 2021.

How to Apply:
To apply, please send a CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including ‘Gender Specialist- Kanungu Coffee Project ’ in the subject line. Please note that the deadline for applications is 5.00pm EAT on Tuesday 30th July.

 Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Successful candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the referencing process.

First round interviews will take place w/c 12th August at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

‘Farm Africa is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from a wide range of diverse people, including women.’

Deadline: 30th July 2019

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Fresher UN Assistant Environment Officer Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Assistant Environment Officer
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10031827
Vacancy Notice: 016/2019
Reports to:  Senior Protection Officer
Duty Station:  Uganda
Post Grade: NOA

About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.

Job Summary:   The Assistant Environment Officer will work closely with colleagues responsible for water and sanitation, shelter, nutrition, education, health, community services and livelihoods. The incumbent will support the UNHCR Office on all issues related to environment, self-reliance and shelter/infrastructures and will make sure that UNHCR policies are in line with global and national strategies. Regular and frequent discussions between the incumbent and his/her supervisor(s), including at headquarters, are necessary to ensure that the latest best practices and procedures are shared and applied consistently on issues related to environment. The incumbent will undertake missions to the camps and liaise with Sub-Offices on the implementation of environment, self-reliance and shelters/site planning programmes. In addition, the staff member will maintain regular contact with UN technical agencies, and implementing and operational partners as needed. The incumbent should be capable of working with minimum supervision in project submissions, revisions and reallocations throughout the project life cycle in the environmental programme. S/he will be instrumental in contributing to the development of specific inputs related to the sector and must meet reporting requirements.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Work in close collaboration with the relevant stakeholders, support the office in undertaking regular assessments on environmental conditions in refugee-hosting areas and measure the extent those conditions are affected by the presence of refugee camps; collect and update data on main areas of environment, energy, livelihood and shelters and identify means to mitigate the impact on natural resources.
·         Undertake an assessment of the current domestic energy situation in the refugee camps together with the concerned persons.
·         On the basis of the assessment, and in consultation with relevant stakeholders, identify effective interventions in the sector of energy both from the demand and supply sides.
·         Serve as the focal point and liaison officer for all matters related to environmental activities amongst different sectors within UNHCR and outside.
·         Assist in the management of UNHCR's assistance programmes in the form of project submissions, revision and reallocations in the environment sector throughout the project lifecycle, needs assessment, budgeting, monitoring, implementation and evaluation.
·         Provide support to the UNHCR Office in organizing training activities of UNHCR and its implementing partners to address key areas of environmental management, climate change and domestic energy issues to refugees and other persons of concern
·         Document best practices/lessons for dissemination and implementation in the areas of natural resource management, forestry, sustainable agriculture, domestic energy and environmental education sectors.
·         Offer technical support in developing project proposals and implementation arrangements to address environmental rehabilitation needs within the framework of UNHCR policies, procedures and guidelines
·         Provide technical input on reports related to environmental issues.
·         Perform any other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
·         Assistance is provided in establishing partnerships with government ministries, NGOs, other UN agencies and donors and coordinate planning a response to refugee-related environmental damages in the country.
·         Provide technical advice to develop project proposals and to support programme implementation of environmental and self-reliance projects.
·         UNHCR management is assisted in establishing coordination, monitoring and evaluation systems, including information sharing mechanisms regarding environment, energy sources and livelihoods.
·         Support the UNHCR Representation in coordinating matters related to environment amongst different sectors within UNHCR, the local authorities, and implementing partners.
·         Represent UNHCR in relevant national meetings and technical conferences in the area of environment.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Assistant Environment Officer job placement should hold an Undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies/Management of Natural Resources, Agriculture, Forestry or other related fields.
·         One year of experience in environmental assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of integrated environmental programmes/projects in displacement and stable situations.
·         Awareness of and practical experience with refugee-related environmental problems.
·         Familiarity with emerging environmentally sustainable and appropriate technologies, and renewable energy.
·         Solid skills in analysis, using and presenting quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
·         Familiarity with community-based and participatory approaches
·         Excellent knowledge of English language and knowledge of local language and local institutions.
·         Budgeting, planning and managerial skills, ability to work with various (relevant) computer software.

How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.


Deadline: 23rd July 2019

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UN Agro-Forestry Specialist Jobs - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: National Project Coordinator

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 Agro-forestry specialist will provide support to the Project Management Unit and all project partners with regards to the agro-forestry practices to be promoted through the project AP/FFS and investment pilots.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: The Agro-Forestry Specialist will:
  • Provide advice on what agroforestry practices are the most resilient to climate change depending on the local context.
  • Provide support in the development of the Agro-Pastoral (AP) /Farmer Field School (FFS) trainings to ensure that proper agro-forestry practices are included in AP/FFS trainings.
  • Work with the District Natural Resources and Environment Officers to identify sites where the project can undertake agroforestry activities
  • Assess the capacity of farmers and/or farmer associations in target areas to participate in the project, and propose capacity building measures for these stakeholders in agroforestry
  • Propose agroforestry activities to improve sustainable land management practices in agricultural areas, in order to reduce downstream impacts while also improving incomes and food security
  • Propose project activities to improve market access / develop business plans for  agroforestry production
  • Perform any other related duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Agro-Forestry Specialist job opportunity should hold a University Degree in Agro-forestry, Forestry, natural resource management or related fields.
  • At least three years of relevant experience in Agro-forestry, Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.
  • Previous experience and knowledge in agro-forestry with farmers and organized farmer groups
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge on climate change
  • Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, NGOs, private sector, academics, and others
  • Writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure
  • Extent of experience with international organizations, non-government institutions/organizations, and donors in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Extent of experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Uganda


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

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan nationals should submit their applications online at the link below.


Deadline: 26th July 2019

For more of the latest jobs, please visit http://www.theugandanjobline.com or find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/UgandanJobline




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