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Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist

FAO - Food and Agricultural Organization
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The main aim of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. The position is located in Kampala, Uganda.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide support to the FAO Uganda on the programme planning, monitoring and reporting including Country Annual Reports;
  • Support project preparation, development of project proposals and concept notes including performance monitoring plans and monitoring and evaluation sections;
  • Organize, coordinate collection and use of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) data including graphs, photos and maps in drafting of reports in close collaboration with the MEAL unit evaluation missions for development projects, sectoral and thematic evaluations including desk evaluation/studies;
  • Ensure timely draft/edits/final submission of good quality project/programme reports and other ad-hoc reports for the FAO Representation in Uganda in accordance with FAO’s reporting and editorial guidelines, project/programme specific templates and or Government of Uganda (GoU)/United Nations (UN) requirements.
  • Develop and support implementation of a knowledge management and capacity development strategy and implementation plan aligned with the outputs of FAO Uganda’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) and taking into account internal and external demand for knowledge on relevant programmes;
  • Provide results-based management (RBM) support to project staff and the FAO Country Office Management;
  • Monitor and ensure FAO web pages and UN, Inter-Agency and GoU platforms (for example: UN INFO, Relief Web, AMP) reflect accurate information, and contribute dynamic content and in close collaboration with the Communications Officer and MEAL unit.
  • Compile, analyse and disseminate FAO information products for internal and external audiences (for example: UN INFO, reports, briefs, charts, infographics, response highlights, advocacy materials), in collaboration with the Communications Officer and the Programme Support and Partnership (PSP) Unit.
  • Ensure dissemination of key lessons learned and good practices in collaboration with the MEAL unit and project/programme teams; establishes communities of practice in Uganda related to the FAO’s mandate and/or identifies existing networks and communities of practice and facilitates the active participation of FAO Uganda programme teams
  • Lead the design and implementation of knowledge management/sharing and learning events including through workshops, seminars, knowledge cafes, knowledge share fairs and written publications
  • Liaise with relevant team leads and field offices in developing knowledge products and in organizing learning platforms to promote the internal and external sharing of knowledge.
  • Develop, maintain and regularly update the country profile for FAO Uganda to include up-to-date content on agriculture, forestry, fisheries, livestock, resilience and food and nutrition security in collaboration with FAO Headquarters and project/programme teams in FAO Representation in Uganda.
  • Promote and support UN system-wide knowledge management efforts in the context of the UN reforms
  • Perform any other related tasks.

Minimum Requirements   

  • University degree in Advocacy, Media and Communication Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences, International Development or a related field
  • Minimum Five (5) years of relevant experience in public and or private sectors related to reporting and knowledge management, outreach and programming in food and agriculture sectors
  • Working knowledge of English
  • National of Uganda
Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist