UN Careers – Customary Land Cluster Coordinator – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Karamoja and Arua, Uganda
Reports to: Deputy FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/03/12/2017
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.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the overall supervision of the Deputy FAOR Uganda, and in collaboration with the CCOs Secretariat, the Customary Land Cluster Coordinator will:
  • Provide technical and operational support to CCOs activities in the cluster
  • Contribute to the development of district specific work plans and ensure their timely implementation Mobilize stakeholders and liaise with district authorities to raise awareness about CCOs and strengthen local ownership over the process.
  • Support the implementation of activities in each district pertaining to the cluster of District and Sub-county representatives on the use of Open Tenure to demarcate, digitize and issue Certificates of Customary Ownership (CCOs).
  • Offer technical support to the monitoring and evaluation of all activities.
  • Assist with the communication and awareness campaigns.
  • Support analysis of disputes resolution mechanisms applicable in the process of issuance and management of Customary certificates of Ownership and make recommendations on how to strengthen them and make them more accountable, transparent and efficient
  • Support the analysis of information and capacity gaps in the context of the Customary Certificates of Ownership issuance and management at the district level and make specific recommendations for addressing them
  • Document and present lessons learned in selected events as
  • Support crosspollination and exchange of information across districts
  • Ensure continuing coordination between activities in the field and the Ministry and partners
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Customary Land Cluster Coordinator job opportunity should hold a Degree in Surveying, Land Administration, Development or related field
  • Proficiency in technical assistance to land projects;
  • Three years of experience with projects related to land tenure, land administration, land rights regularization, or similar;
  • Good understanding of the legal and policy framework for land in Uganda;
  • Previous experience of Northern Uganda is an asset;
  • Working experience with NGO, government and UN is an asset.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified Ugandan nationals are encouraged to send their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae and copies of certificates in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement no. addressed to: The Country Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization in Uganda. The envelopes should be registered at reception and placed in the box at the reception of the FAO offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala.
Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.
Deadline: 12th January 2018 by 2:00pm

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