UN Livestock Specialist Career 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: FAO Representative
Vacancy Announcement Number: FRUGA/04/12/2017
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 guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda, and the technical supervision by the Specialist will lead the implementation of ASL2050 in the country and, in particular, s/he will:
  • Finalise country-level reports that provide an assessment of the impact of livestock systems on society (public health, environment and livelihoods) and validate them in country level workshops.
  • Review and discuss with stakeholders available long-term projections on demand and supply of livestock products.
  • Engage stakeholders and use foresight techniques to articulate long-term (2050) scenarios for the selected livestock systems, with a focus on investigating their potential impact on public health.
  • Engage stakeholders to review current livestock sector policies in view of the articulated scenarios, with the objective to identify gaps and priority reform areas for ensuring a sustainable growth of the sector.
  • Engage stakeholders do draft and present livestock policy recommendations in a national policy forum.
  • Participate in regional meetings to ensure cross-fertilization between activities and outputs in all ASL2050 target countries
  • Support the development of continental livestock scenarios, jointly with FAO HQs and AU-IBAR, including through participating in regional meetings.
  • Support the implementation of an ASL2050 communication plan at country level.
  • Act as Secretary of the ASL2050 National Steering Committee.
  • AoB as required.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Livestock Specialist job opportunity should hold a Post-graduate degree in Economics / Statistics / Livestock- related subjects.
  • At least five years of experience in planning, managing and facilitating multi-stakeholder multi-sectoral decision-making processes.
  • Five years of experience in supporting government policy and planning in the livestock sector.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English Competencies
  • Results oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Excellent writing skills
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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