Jobs in Uganda - Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist Job at FAO


Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 15 October 2021

Hiring Organization: FAO

Job Details:

Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist
Job Posting: 20/Sep/2021
Closure Date: 05/Oct/2021, 12:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRUGA
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Uganda-Kampala
Duration: 12 Months
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting:
The main aim of the 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.

Reporting Lines:
Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Uganda, the Reporting and Knowledge Management Specialist will provide technical and organizational support directly to the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Specialist.

Technical Focus:
Programme/project reporting and knowledge management activities related to the implementation of the FAO Uganda’s Country Programming Framework

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Provides 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 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/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 (e.g. UNINFO, ReliefWeb, 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 (e.g. UNINFO, 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, Communications, Journalism, Media studies 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

FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Team Work
• Communication
• Building effective relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Demonstrated experience in writing and editing reports and creating knowledge products.
• Extent and relevance of experience in contributing to outreach and visibility efforts (knowledge sharing, dissemination/promotion of lessons learned and good practices) including in humanitarian contexts.
• Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
• Excellent experience in and facilitation skills for meetings and workshops, including capacity development consultative meetings.
• Experience in gender mainstreaming.
• Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships.
• Excellent ability to plan and organize own work, deliver results and meet deadlines.
• Excellent English written and oral communication skills

FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: 
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Application procedure

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile.
• Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
• If you need help, or have queries, please contact: 

Date Posted: 2021-09-22




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