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National Animal Production/Nutrition Specialist – FAO

Closure Date: 24/Mar/2020, 12:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRGUA

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala

Duration: 12 MONTHS

Post Number: N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The tasks envisaged for this assignment are to be carried out through the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), which is currently implementing a number of projects in various countries in Africa. Within the ECTAD framework, the Animal Production and Health Division (AGA) is closely working with the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) under the Strategic Program 5 (SP5) to support various aspects of the animal health program of FAO, including the Emerging Pandemic Threats (EPT-2) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) Programs.



Reporting Lines


The National Animal Production Specialist will be under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the technical supervision of the Chief, AGAH, and FAO headquarters, within the framework of the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD) and immediate supervision of the Country Team Leader in close collaboration with the National Epidemiologist.


Technical Focus


Support the ECTAD country team, technical and management leadership and advisory services on National Animal Production issues.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide technical backstopping to the Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industries and Fisheries (MAAIF) in the implementation and institutionalization of feed inventory and balance, Predictive Livestock Early Warning System PLEWS, Pictorial Evaluation Tools PET and Feed Security Assessment.
  • Initiate and coordinate the selection of the implementation partner and management of the contract.
  • Facilitate in collaboration with national focal points the identification of trainees from the districts to carryout data collection, analysis and reporting for the livestock tools.
  • Co-ordinate in collaboration with the focal point from the Ministry all the skill development and training of districts staff on the livestock tools.
  • Provide technical support to the field data collection, reviews, analysis and reporting for the entire feed inventory and balance process.
  • Support in the ground verification process of data collected and assist in the preparation of technical validation workshops.
  • Facilitate and provide FAO technical support in national livestock feed security assessment.
  • Review and clear technical reports submitted by implementing partner and technical experts.
  • Provide technical support in the establishment of sentinel sites for PLEWS
  • Coordinate contribution from Uganda on review of article and publications of animal feed inventory and balance.
  • Facilitate and co-ordinate the development of relevant documentation and dissemination of the information and results generated to all stakeholders in Uganda.
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements 

  • University degree in Veterinary Medicine/Animal Science with  additional training in one of the following fields: Animal Nutrition / Production, Grassland/rangeland Science
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in implementation of livestock development projects covering animal feed issues and livestock value chains
  • 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


  • Good interpersonal, communications and facilitation skills.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in writing reports.
  • Strong computer, word processing and statistical skills.
  • Good knowledge of the UN system, procedures and operational activities would be an advantage.
  • Livestock development policy formulation and strategic planning. Understanding of Livestock value chains.
  • Proven experience in successful management of livestock data in various production systems
  • Proven evidence of writing technical reports and publication of animal nutrition / production in refereed journals
  • Excellent networking with animal productions institutions and professional associations at national and regional level
  • Proven knowledge of Uganda national livestock sector bills, plans, strategies and policies
  • Excellent livestock production work experience and knowledge of districts and regions in the country


  • FAO 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.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 


Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.


We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org



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