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Emergency Programme Assistant – FAO Uganda

Closure Date: 08/Aug/2020, 3:44:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRUGA

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala

Duration: 11 Months

Post Number: N/A

Organizational Setting

The Emergency Programme Assistant, in collaboration with the M&E unit, will assist the Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Team to provide technical support to the FAO program team and Service Providers in ensuring that progress towards development results are systematically monitored, documented and analyzed to support decision-making, accountability, learning and adjustments in strategies and approaches. S/he will assist the FSLTeam in reporting and mapping of activities across all of FAO’s emergency interventions, inclusive of displacement, food security, livelihoods protection and recovery, as well as support to FAO emergency partners on verification and technical support for quarterly activity mapping and reporting, and the preparation of quarterly reports for Livelihoods and Resilience Sector (LRS) as part of FAO’s co-chair role in the refugee response.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), in consultation with the Deputy FAOR, the Emergency Programme Assistant reports directly to the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator.

Technical Focus

The Emergency Programme Assistant will provide technical support in assessing gaps and monitoring and reporting of FAO’s emergency interventions to support coordination, planning and evidence-based decision-making

Tasks and responsibilities

The Emergency Programme Assistant will assist the FSL team to:

Liaise with other UN agencies in reporting on progress against the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), replaced with the UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF) (2021-2025), other UN programmes (including national, regional and global appeals) and in the harmonization of data standards and sharing (including ActivityInfo in the refugee response);

Ensure that the Country Office has quality information to assess progress towards expected results established in annual work plans, working across all programmatic teams (e.g. agroforestry, climate change and livelihoods), to support reporting against the UNDAF/UNCF and the Refugee Response Plan among other UN and national platforms as well as national, regional and global emergency response appeals (e.g. Desert Locust);
Liaise, collaborate and follow-up with FAO Uganda personnel, Service Providers and primary stakeholders to ensure timely reporting as outlined in LOA and cooperation frameworks, which includes developing reporting templates and guidance as well as supporting any required changes and technical support to enable quality reporting, including but not limited to use of ActivityInfo and periodic reports;
Support periodic data collection and analysis, including but not limited to FAO’s Resilience Index Measurement and Analysis (RIMA), Detailed Livelihoods Impact Assessment and baseline/endline assessments, in partnership with the M&E Unit;
Participate in the monthly LRS Working Group meetings co-chaired by FAO to provide support to LRS partners on sector activity mapping and achievements to date and drafting meeting minutes;

Support, under the supervision of the Food Security and Livelihoods Coordinator, operational and procurement processes related to project implementation, including but not limited to engagement of Service Providers, monitoring procurement processes,
Undertake any other activities as requested.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Development Studies, International Affairs, Social Sciences or related field.

At least one year previous experience conducting knowledge-information management activities, preferably for emergency projects and programmes relating to food and nutrition security, livelihoods, agriculture and rural development.

Working knowledge of English.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Previous experience in working with knowledge management within the UN system

Previous experience with routine and periodic reporting processes to develop information documents and reports

Previous experience supporting household surveys that focus on livelihoods and resilience (e.g. RIMA and Detailed Livelihoods Impact Assessment)

Extent of knowledge and experience working in emergency context, preferably with displacement, food and nutrition security and/or agricultural livelihoods

Extent of knowledge and experiences in working with various stakeholders in Uganda including UN, Government, civil society, private sector, academics, and others

Writing and communication skills

Ability to manage a high workload, meet tight deadlines and multi-task under pressure

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org




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