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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification in the agricultural sector Job at GIZ - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification in the agricultural sector 

Jobs at:

Deadline of this Job:
17th February 2019  

Duty Station:
Kampala , Uganda , East Africa , 256 

Date Posted: 4th February 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time , Currency: Ush

As part of the Rural Development Program in Northern Uganda (PRUDEV), the EU commissioned GIZ to support Uganda achieve sustainable development contributing to the sectoral implementation of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement through Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). Thus, the project (ProCSA) contributes to measures and actions to which Uganda committed when it signed “The Paris Agreement” in April 2016. The overall objective is to strengthen the rural population of selected districts and sub-counties in northern Uganda against the effects of climate change and support poverty reduction. The project anticipates three results areas:
Result 1: Enhanced actions of national and local governments and other stakeholders for mainstreaming CSA in local planning processes; Result 2: Applied CSA practices among smallholder farming communities; Result 3: Enhanced Awareness and capacities on MRV in the agricultural sector.
GIZ is now recruiting three (3) technical advisors to provide technical guidance and capacity building to six selected districts in Northern Uganda.
Job Title: Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification in the agricultural sector
Rural Development Program in Northern Uganda(PRUDEV)
Report to: Programme Manager PRUDEV
Duty Station: Kampala/ Uganda with regular travel to the Northern region
Ref. No: GIZ – PRUDEV/TAMR&V02199
Key Responsibilities
The Technical Advisor is responsible for;
● Providing technical advisory services and capacity development support to the counterparts to ensure the implementation of Result area 3.
In this context the professional advisor performs the following tasks:
Specific Tasks
Core Scope of tasks
● Collect background information and analyze national MRV approach (existing or under development) with a special focus on the Agricultural sector in Uganda.
● Consult with key stakeholders in national MRV Process.
● Develop a data collection system for the agriculture sector to be piloted in 6 districts.
● Responsible for the application of the data collection system in the districts.
● Analysis of collected data.
● Collection of lessons learnt and experiences from district level fed to national level.
● Contribute to preparing and implementing the joint overarching project activities and work.
● Provide technical advice in the conceptualisation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues connected to MRV.
● Develop and organise quality assurance measures and suggests necessary changes, improvements and initiatives to the services providers supporting MRV in the agricultural sector.
● Assess existing data storage and management systems relevant for MRV and design and implement management solutions for key elements of the MRV system.
Knowledge management
● Supports the development of ready-to-use technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures.
● Prepares appropriate inputs for various project reports including annual reports and contributes to the other reports required by the programme manager, GIZ Head Office and EU.
● Supports the development of relevant knowledge products about MRV in close collaboration with the communication and knowledge management advisor.
Coordination tasks
● Compile the relevant information for joint activities and assignments.
● Liaises with the project coordinator to support the overall programme’s work.
● Gives strategic input to the overall implementation strategy of the project.
Other duties/additional tasks
● Performs other duties and tasks at the request of the Programme Manager.
Required qualifications, competencies and experience
● Masters/MSc degree in any of the related fields such as Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Environmental Science.
Professional experience
● At least 3 years of progressive relevant professional experience on inventory and monitoring in the agricultural sector or AFOLU sector.
● Good knowledge of climate change negotiations, UNFCCC guidelines on MRV systems, MRV procedures and methodologies; Familiarity with the AFOLU Sector.
● Experience in assessment of GHG emissions and reporting, preferably in the agriculture or any related sector.
Other knowledge, additional competences
● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within a team and independently
● High degree of self- motivation with fl exibility and ability to multi-task, and work in an international team.
● Ability to explain complex concepts in a clear and concise manner
● Openness to share information and knowledge (“excellent communicator”)
● Proven administrative, organizational and management skills.
● Attention to detail and diligent and pro-active work approach and method.
● Very good working knowledge of ICT technologies (related software, phone, fax, email, the internet) and computer applications (e.g. MS Office).
● Excellent written and oral English language proficiency is required.
● Knowledge of Luo is an asset.
● Flexibility and willingness to travel.
● Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed.

Job application procedure
All interested and qualifi ed persons are strongly encouraged to apply by submitting their application and CV along with the contacts of three professional referees to The Director, Future Options Consulting Ltd, 4th Floor, DTB Centre, Kampala Road, P.O. Box 34934, Kampala, Uganda by email: ; Tel: +256 414 231204/6. Applications should be received by 5.00pm on the 17th February 2019. Please note: This is a national position. Application, CV and attachments should be in one document. No other attachments are required at this stage. Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.