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Programme And Partnerships Specialist

Closing: Sep 21, 2022

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Published: Sep 19, 2022 (11 days ago)

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Minimum Requirements

•    Master’s degree in rural development, agricultural sciences, natural resource management or related subject

•    Minimum of five years professional experience in developing countries working in resource mobilization, sector coordination and programme development. Experience in Uganda would be an asset

•    Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other FAO Official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian). 



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Minimum Requirements

•    Master’s degree in rural development, agricultural sciences, natural resource management or related subject

•    Minimum of five years professional experience in developing countries working in resource mobilization, sector coordination and programme development. Experience in Uganda would be an asset

•    Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other FAO Official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian). 



•    Engage in programme development and robust proposal writing in close collaboration with programme teams and technical specialists drawn from across FAO Uganda and the FAO Technical Officers Network across RTEA, SFE, RAF and HQ to access expertise related (but not limited) to sustainable agriculture, poverty reduction and resilience available for integrated country programming; 

•    In close collaboration with programme teams, identify and promote partnerships beyond the UN family including (but not limited to) the private sector (including financial institutions/service providers) for innovation and sustainability, civil society for a rights-based approach that emphasizes accountability, and academia/research institutions to promote innovation and uptake of innovative practices, technologies and inputs;

•    Assist Senior Management in their engagement with resource partners through the development of communication materials (e.g. writing concept notes, project proposals, brochures etc.), organization and execution of donor consultations and field visits in close collaboration with Team Leads, representation of FAO Uganda in meetings and conferences, and delivery of presentations; 

•    In close collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Team, organize periodic donor consultations to keep current and potential donors abreast of FAO’s work and progress against its CPF, the UNSDCF and the SDGs, and highlight areas of concern and/or opportunities to scale up impactful programming; 

•    Establish and maintain regular contact with the UN system in Uganda, actively explore opportunities for joint programming and partnership in line with the Cooperation Framework and FAO’s CPF and ensure FAO’s substantive participation in the updates to the Common Country Analysis, the Cooperation Framework, and Joint Work Planning; and

•    Perform any other duty as required. 


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