Programme Analyst (agroforestry And Sustainable Land Management), Moroto

Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2200988376
Programme Analyst (agroforestry And Sustainable Land Management), Moroto
Uganda, Northern Region, Moroto,
Modified June 21, 2024


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality Organizational Setting The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda to achieve sustainable food, nutrition and through resilient, sustainable and inclusive agrifood systems.

These interventions are under the project UNJP/UGA//EC entitled “Improving Food Security and Resilience for Food Production Systems in Karamoja” funded by the European Union.

The project aims to contributing to enhanced resilience and gender-responsiveness of food production and livelihood systems for food and nutrition security in Karamoja subregion using a food systems approach.

Reporting Lines Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of (TBC), the incumbent will provide technical support to contribute to environmental sustainability through agroforestry and sustainable soil management for the project “Improving food security and resilience of food production systems in Karamoja” (UNJP/UGA//EC).

Technical Focus The Program Analyst (Agroforestry and Sustainable Land Management) will provide technical support in the implementation of interventions on agroforestry and sustainable soil and water management on selected nutrition sensitive agri-food value chains through integrated crop, livestock and tree production systems.

The incumbent will in collaboration with relevant technical persons, lead the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and capacity building of partner staff and communities on agroforestry and sustainable management of croplands, rangelands and forest areas in selected micro-watersheds.

The Programme Assistant will undertake the following primary duties in close collaboration with all relevant technical personnel.

Tasks and responsibilities The incumbent will be responsible for the following:• Support the planning, implementation, and monitoring of agroforestry-and sustainable soil management interventions. • Support preparation and/or review and implementation of land use/watershed plans and maps in target household and micro-catchments.• Provide advice and support establishment of agroforestry demonstrations on innovative agroforestry practices for promoting sustainable integration of crops, trees and livestock depending on the local context in the target project districts in collaboration with NARO. • Provide advice on participatory identification of appropriate indigenous tree species adapted to the local context and establishment of community managed tree nurseries using quality tree planting material, • Develop capacity of project beneficiaries (farmers, communities) on raising appropriate tree species (especially important indigenous species at risk of over exploitation) for improved nutrition, and access to materials for medicinal, bioenergy, construction, and crafts among others. • Support piloting of the global soil doctors programme in Karamoja in collaboration with the national promoter,• Work closely with communications team to support the development, translation, printing, dissemination and distribution of information materials and kits on sustainable soil management. • Provide technical support on identification and rehabilitation of degraded landscapes to improve sustainable land management practices by promoting appropriate restoration measures,• Conduct capacity needs assessment among project beneficiaries and support in the development and delivery of appropriate training content. • Propose project activities to improve market access / develop business plans for agroforestry, wood, and non-wood agroforestry products. • Work closely with communications team to document good practices and human-interest stories from the project.• Support development of monitoring tools and establishment of database for agroforestry and sustainable land management practices activities in collaboration with MEAL team and other project technical persons• Carry out monitoring and technical backstopping of implementing partners and project beneficiaries. • Submit monthly progress briefs and make input to technical reports other ad-hoc reports as and when required. • Perform any other duties as required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements• A University Degree in Forestry, Agroforestry, Agroecology, Soil Science Natural Resources Management, or related fields from a recognized University,• A minimum of two years of relevant experience in implementing multi-partner forestry and disaster Risk Management projects among rural communities in Karamoja sub-region or similar contexts,• Knowledge of integrated community based natural resources management and participatory extension approaches is an added advantage.• 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 implementation and monitoring 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 skills to implement the capacity building projects and activities, including development and organization of training events at the district and local level.• Proven leadership skills.• Demonstrated ability to open up to innovative approaches and new practices.• 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Programme analyst (agroforestry and sustainable land management)

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