Job Opportunity: Project Assistant at FAO

Position: Project Assistant
Organizational Unit: FRUGA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities (PSA – Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Duration: 11 months
Closing Date: 12th April 2024, 12:59:00 AM

About FAO: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is dedicated to achieving diversity in its workforce, encouraging applicants of all backgrounds, genders, and nationalities to apply. FAO upholds the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, requiring all staff to adhere to its values.

Organizational Setting: As part of FAO’s One Health initiative, the NSAH-CJW is implementing the project “Empowering veterinary paraprofessional entrepreneurs” in Uganda, Nigeria, and South Africa. This project aims to enhance last mile animal health service delivery through capacity building of private sector veterinary paraprofessionals (VPPs) and improving the business environment. Gender-sensitive programming is a key focus, with women being a vital target group for these services.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in timely implementation of project activities, including monitoring, reporting, and workplan formulation.
  • Record minutes of important meetings, proofread documents, and draft invitation letters and agendas following FAO guidelines.
  • Aid in developing communication products such as PPTs, social media content, and other visibility materials.
  • Assist in organizing virtual and face-to-face events and field missions in line with FAO regulations.
  • Coordinate travel and data reimbursements for workshop attendees.
  • Collect and organize data from VPP training institutions, VPPs, and stakeholders.
  • Update project archives on sharepoint, including contact databases and attendance lists.
  • Maintain project monitoring databases, especially regarding trainee attendance.
  • Conduct surveys with VPPs for baseline and post-training assessments.
  • Support partner and stakeholder liaison activities.
  • Perform other related duties and missions as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in management, rural development, social sciences, or equivalent.
  • Minimum one year of relevant experience supporting project implementation.
  • Minimum one year of experience in data collection, management, and reporting.
  • Working knowledge of English (Level C).
  • National of Uganda.

FAO Core Competencies:

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

Selection Criteria:

  • Familiarity with FAO or UN operations procedures is desirable.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word formatting, and SharePoint archiving.
  • Experience supporting training delivery in the animal health sector.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

How to Apply: Interested candidates who meet the requirements are encouraged to apply online at the provided link.

Deadline: 12th April 2024, 12:59:00 AM

Please adhere to FAO’s values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity, and Transparency in your application



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