Job Title: Programme Analyst (Agroforestry and Sustainable Land Management)

  • Company: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
  • Deadline: 4th July 2024

About the Company: 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 current project, UNJP/UGA/068/EC, funded by the European Union, aims to enhance the resilience and gender-responsiveness of food production and livelihood systems in Karamoja.

Job Description:

  • Organizational Setting:
    • Support the FAO project “Improving food security and resilience of food production systems in Karamoja” (UNJP/UGA/068/EC).
    • Provide technical support in environmental sustainability through agroforestry and sustainable soil management.
  • Reporting Lines:
    • Report to the FAO Representative and the direct supervisor (TBC).
  • Technical Focus:
    • Implement interventions on agroforestry and sustainable soil and water management.
    • Lead planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and capacity building.
  • Tasks and Responsibilities:
    • Plan, implement, and monitor agroforestry and sustainable soil management interventions.
    • Review and implement land use/watershed plans.
    • Establish agroforestry demonstrations and community-managed tree nurseries.
    • Develop capacity of project beneficiaries on raising indigenous tree species.
    • Pilot the global soil doctors programme in Karamoja.
    • Develop and distribute information materials on sustainable soil management.
    • Identify and rehabilitate degraded landscapes.
    • Conduct capacity needs assessments and deliver appropriate training.
    • Propose activities to improve market access for agroforestry products.
    • Document good practices and human-interest stories.
    • Develop monitoring tools and establish a database for project activities.
    • Monitor and provide technical backstopping to implementing partners and beneficiaries.
    • Submit monthly progress briefs and contribute to technical reports.


  • University Degree in Forestry, Agroforestry, Agroecology, Soil Science, Natural Resources Management, or related fields from a recognized university.
  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in implementing multi-partner forestry and disaster risk management projects among rural communities, preferably in Karamoja or similar contexts.
  • Knowledge of integrated community-based natural resources management and participatory extension approaches.
  • 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:

  • Experience in project implementation and monitoring using a result-based management approach.
  • Experience in managing projects related to food security, livelihoods, climate change adaptation and mitigation, value chain development, or natural resource management.
  • Experience working with government partners at various levels.
  • Coordination skills for implementing capacity building projects and activities.
  • Leadership skills and openness to innovative approaches.
  • Ability to deliver project outputs and manage budgets timely with high-quality standards.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills within a team and with external stakeholders.

Additional Information:

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • FAO only considers higher educational qualifications from accredited institutions listed in the World Higher Education Database (WHED).
  • Appointment is subject to certification of medical fitness, accreditation, residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Job Posting Details:

  • Posting Date: 20th June 2024
  • Closure Date: 4th July 2024, 11:59 PM
  • Organizational Unit: FRUGA
  • Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
  • Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
  • Primary Location: Uganda-Moroto
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Post Number: N/A

Application Link: Apply Here

FAO – Jobs in Uganda Industry: UN Location: Moroto

FAO’s Commitment:

  • Achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background, and culture.
  • Encouraging applications from qualified female applicants, nationals of non-and under-represented Members, and persons with disabilities.
  • Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct.
  • Upholding FAO’s values.
  • Zero tolerance for sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.
  • Rigorous reference and background checks for selected candidates.
  • Confidential treatment of all applications.



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