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

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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

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