The FAO Representation in Uganda provides technical assistance to the Government of Uganda to achieve sustainable food, nutrition and income security through resilient, sustainable and inclusive agrifood systems. The Project Coordinator will lead the planning, implementation and monitoring of the project assigned to him/her.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the Project Coordinator reports directly to the relevant technical lead and the operations specialist (dual reporting line).
The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the provision of support to the planning, implementation, coordination monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project and specifically carry out the following tasks:
Tasks and responsibilities:
• Lead the Project Task Force (PTF) ensuring that all required and relevant members are engaged.
• Prepare the project work plan, procurement and travel plans ensuring their alignment and consistency with the logical framework; monitor and update the work plan for the project with clear milestones, deliverables and outputs including the procurement and recruitment plans;
• Ensure the timely and cost-effective implementation of the project activities as described in the project proposal and provided for by the budget.
• Implement UN to UN Agreements, Letters of Agreement (LoA) and other contractual instrument signed with UN Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations and Government institutions for the implementation of specific activities and ensures that progress is on track.
• Establish and maintain professional relationships and communication lines with relevant government offices and representatives, non-government organizations and other United Nations (UN) agencies, liaising closely with stakeholders, managing communications and organizing and facilitating meetings as needed.
• Oversee the development of technical specifications, terms of references and scope of services required for the procurement, implementation and delivery of required services and goods through suppliers and/or service providers.
• Lead the organization (technical, logistical, administrative, etc.) of all project events in accordance with FAO’s rules and procedures, and contribute to facilitate events in close collaboration with project staff at national level (e.g. consultants).
• Supervise team members and manage their performance in line with FAO policy and procedures.
• Supervise and monitor the collection of information and data required for the preparation of the project reports.
• Write interim and final reports for the donor(s) based on agreed reporting schedule(s) guiding and ensuring quality assurance of inputs from other team members and obtaining relevant clearances as required.
• If required by the donor, organize and facilitate annual consultations with the donor, Government and relevant stakeholders to review the progress of the project; discuss possible revisions of plans and budgets; discuss issues of special concern for the implementation of the results areas/programme/project, including risk management, provide timely briefs for use in coordination fora and for response to FAOR information needs.
• Coordinate and support project-related field missions and visits of representatives from government, donors, FAO and other UN agencies
• Work closely with the Communication Officer for the development of project briefs, brochures, infographics, case studies and other visibility, outreach and communication materials, ensuring adherence to donor and internal requirements
• Perform any other duties as may be required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced University Degree in agriculture, forestry, agro-forestry, environmental management, natural resources management, agricultural economics, business administration, public administration, social science, political science or a related field.
• A minimum of five years of relevant experience in project management in agricultural, forestry and natural resources management or rural development.
• Working knowledge of English.
• National of Uganda.
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Extent and relevance of experience in project management and implementation using a result-based management approach.
• Extent and relevance of experience in managing projects dealing with food security and livelihoods and/or climate change adaptation and mitigation and/or addressing value chain development, and/or natural resource management.
• Experience in working with the government partners at different levels.
• Extent and relevance of experience in supporting and facilitating multi-stakeholders processes including interacting with policy- and decision makers at various levels, communities and private sector.
• Proven coordination and management skills to implement the capacity building programs and activities, including development and organization of training events at the national and local level.
• Proven leadership skills.
• Demonstrated ability to open up to innovative approaches and new practices.
• Experience in supervision of project technical experts and consultants.
• Ability to deliver project outputs and budgets on timely manner with high standard quality.
• Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills within team and with external stakeholders.
- 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
- Please 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/
- For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
- Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
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 APPLY
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your 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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