National Project Coordinator
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Within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), under the overall administrative and functional supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the National Project coordinator on the “Early Warning Tools for Increased Resilience of Livelihoods in the IGAD Region” will provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project outputs at the country level.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the ECTAD Country Team Leader – Uganda, will directly supervise this position.
Within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), under overall supervision of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO)/Chief, Animal Health Service (AGAH), the functional and administrative supervision of the FAO Representative in Uganda, and direct supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader, in close collaboration with the ECTAD Regional Manager Eastern Africa, Nairobi and the Animal Health Officer at SFE..
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Project Coordinator will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
- Provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project outputs at the country level in close consultation with the FAOR, the CTL and Government authorities.
- Plan the recruitment, develop TORs and provide supervision of short-term consultants required to undertake specific tasks within the framework of the project as set in the Statement of Works (SOW) and/or Work Plan (WP),
- Facilitate country specific field missions to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.
- Contribute to updating or development of a country level strategy and contingency plan for African Swine fever (ASF),
- Coordinate national validation workshop for the country strategy and contingency plan for ASF,
- Coordinate in-country national consultative workshops on public-private sector engagement to control ASF
- Coordinate national workshops on biosecurity and animal husbandry practices
- Monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets set to evaluate the progress and results achieved by the project in 2020; and for planning the implementation for year 2021.
- Ensuring accurate and timely submission of quarterly and annual activity progress reports, and financial reports to the FAOR or his designate;
- Work closely with the designated M&E officer to collect data and conduct monitoring and evaluation on implemented activities per SOW/WP requirement;
- Maintain records, with support of the operation officer/assistant, on technical and financial aspects of project operations, including monitoring of project activities and their outcomes, as well as minutes, decisions and recommendations of meetings and workshops for support and guidance of project implementation
- Participation in advocacy and policy dialogues with decision makers, private sector, and national and regional partners, and
- Advocacy for resource mobilization
- Coordination with partners and stakeholders – ensure smooth communication between all partners and stakeholders in the country including the relevant ministry, private sector/s and partners by:
- Work closely with the national point of contact POC at the respective Ministry, and other relevant partners to ensure effective planning, implementation and monitoring of the project activities and shared results,
- Maintain linkages with regional organisations – AU-IBAR, EAC, IGAD, ILRI to coordinate the revision and costing of the Africa ASF control strategy (2017) and national counterparts on issues included in the portfolio of this project,
- Participate at the regular and ad-hoc coordination calls between – country – regional – HQ;
- Participate at all national and regional meetings where country specific experience on project progress as well as challenges can be shared;
- Identify gaps and potential issues in project delivery and propose solutions and / or improvements
- Ensure recommendations made as a result of the consultative process are implemented
Perform any other duties deemed necessary to achieve project objectives as per the request of the FAOR
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- A Master’s level degree in veterinary science/medicine – Advanced degree in Veterinary Epidemiology is an added
- Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in rural development work preferably in programme management in animal health;
- Fluency in English;
- Must be a Ugandan National
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Transboundary Animal Diseases, particularly ASF, in terms of population, management, and gender programming;
- Good understanding of the Government systems, particularly in the veterinary / animal health service areas;
- Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment and at district and/or community level;
- Good analytical and strategic thinking and sound judgment; team building and advocacy skills;
- Experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation;
- Strong verbal and written communications skills are a strong asset;
- 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
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