FAO recruits 01 Agroforestry Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Agroforestry Specialist


Kampala, Uganda
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description – Agroforestry Specialist (2102563)

Job Description: 2102563 Agroforestry Specialist
Closure Date: 01/Oct/2021, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRUGAJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Uganda-KampalaDuration: 12 MonthsPost Number: N/A 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 cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discriminationAll selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentialityThe incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization Organizational SettingThe FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda in the agriculture, forestry, fisheries and related sectors. The Agroforestry Specialist will support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agro-forestry related interventions under the following projects: GCP/UGA/043/LDF project entitled  “Integrating climate resilience into agricultural and pastoral production in Uganda, through a Farmer/Agro-pastoralist Field School Approach; GCP/UGA/054/EC project entitled “Global Climate Change Alliance plus (GCCA+)”; and GCP/UGA/055/SWE project entitled “Climate Resilient Women Economic Empowerment (CRWEE)”, funded by the Global Environment Facility,  European Union and Government of Sweden, respectively. These projects aim to strengthen key government institutions at central and decentralized levels and build the resilience of communities in the face of a changing climate.
Reporting LinesUnder the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda and in close collaboration with the Deputy FAO Representative, National Project Coordinators and other Technical Specialists, the Agroforestry Specialist will be under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Climate Change Program and the Energy Specialist (2nd line Supervisor).

Tasks and responsibilities: The Agroforestry Specialist will:•    In collaboration with FAO National Project Managers and Coordinators of GCP/UGA/043/LDF,  GCP/UGA/054/EC and GCP/UGA/055/SWE  lead efforts with the national and district stakeholders to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate  agro-forestry-related interventions;•    Provide advice on what agroforestry practices are the most resilient to climate change depending on the local context in the target project districts.•    Provide advice on quality tree planting material for farmers•    Train and advice project beneficiaries (farmers, communities) on tree planting, bio-energy plantation establishment and maintenance operations•    Support overall planning to ensure implantation of activities related to bio-energy plantations and agroforestry (selection of beneficiaries, procurement of inputs) are timely initiated and effectively delivered to project beneficiaries within the project cycle•    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, wood and non-wood agro-forestry  products  •    Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Production and Fisheries (MAAIF), and target District Local governments with respect to planning and development of agro-forestry systems.•    Carry out monitoring visits to implementing partners and project beneficiaries during project implementation.•    Prepare project reports and other ad-hoc reports on project activities as and when required;•    Perform any other duty
Minimum Requirements    •    University Degree in Agroforestry,  Forestry or related area
•    At least three years of relevant experience in Agro-forestry, Bio-energy plantations, Forestry plantations, Climate Smart Agriculture or related fields.•    At least 5 years working with District Forestry services and other stakeholders in the forestry sector•    Working knowledge of English  •    Ugandan National
FAO Core Competencies•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork•    Communication•    Building Effective Relationships•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills•    Extent of 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.orgApplications received after the closing date will not be acceptedPlease 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). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/  
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
HOW TO APPLYTo apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be consideredCandidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org   


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