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Job Title: Field Monitoring Assistant

The global mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts to make sure people have regular access to enough highquality food to lead active, healthy lives.

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. FAO staff members are international civil servants, subject to the authority of the Director-General. FAO does not charge applicants any fees at any stage in the recruitment process.
Vacancy Announcement No: FRUGA/03/2014
Post Title: Field Monitoring Assistant
Contract Type: National Professional Personnel (NPP)
Duty Station: Moroto and Kotido
Date of issue: 16.03.14
Closing date: 31.03.14

Job Purpose, Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative, direct supervision of the Programme Monitoring Officer, the head of office in your duty station and in close collaboration with the programmes team in Karamoja, the Field Monitoring Assistant performs the following:
• Support FAO field offices to follow-up and monitor project input deliveries, activities and compliance by suppliers, implementing partners and consultants, and generate feedback and verification reports to enable timely oversight by the relevant technical and administrative officers;
• Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit and the head of office measure the performance of DFID project against targeted outcome/outputs, indicators and all key bench marks,
• provide liaison support and trouble-shooting to the project Implementing Partners in all process monitoring data collection, processing and reporting, including FFS tracking and mapping;• Participate in all field research activities, including remote sensing, ground-truthing, and action research, PET,
watershed mapping, food security/needs assessments (including HEA baseline and seasonal assessments);
• In collaboration with the Information, Communication and Reporting officers, support the collection, collation and compilation of beneficiary success stories, photos and other communication material on a regular and timely basis;
• Provide support to the coordination of the Food Security Sector Working Group through soliciting and compilation of data on the activities/interventions of the different actors (Government departments, UN, NGOs, farmer groups/ associations and private sector).
• Perform any other relevant duties requested

Minimum Requirements
University degree, preferably in Agriculture, Rural Development, Economics or Social Sciences.
Work Experience
One to two years of Professional experience in socioeconomic, agricultural and livelihood statistical data collection, processing and interpretation.
Excellent command of English, and ability to communicate in the most common local languages.

Selection Criteria
• Extent of knowledge on project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation;
• Extent of experience in designing, conducting or participating in project monitoring processes;
• Range of skills in collecting, managing and analyzing data from rural socio-economic, food security and livelihood studies;
• Demonstrated ability and/or willingness to interact and work among rural communities in remote and hard-toreach areas like Karamoja, and with a wide cross-section of partners: Government, NGOs, communities, media and international donors;
• Demonstrated mature judgment combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in writing and orally);
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and with problem solving skills.

Ugandan nationals who meet the requirements above are requested to submit applications together with a Personal History Form to be found under and copies of certificates in a sealed envelope, quoting Vacancy Announcement FRUGA/03/2014 Field Monitoring Assistant, addressed to Chairman, Recruitment Committee, Food and Agriculture Organization.

Envelopes should be registered at reception and placed in the box at reception of the FAO offices at Plot 88 Buganda Road, Wandegeya, Kampala by no later than 31st March 2014 by 5.00pm on the closing date of application. Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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