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Sustainable Landuse and Agriculture Officer Job Careers – Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

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Job Title:    Sustainable Landuse and
Agriculture Officer

Organization: Global
Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Based in Seoul, the
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization
founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green
growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty
reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability.
GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working
collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions.
The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government
bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are
more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon
intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

 

Job Summary: Under
close guidance of the Senior Officer and Country Representative, the Officer
applies specialized conceptual knowledge in support of project delivery in line
with the Ugandan Country Planning Framework (CFP). The Officer provides day to
day technical support internally as well as to relevant government
counterparts. The position carries out analytical work related to his/her
technical expertise and provides a wide range of contributions in support
mainly of delivery of the planning, design, delivery, monitoring, evaluation,
reporting and Sustainable Landscapes and Agriculture workstreams in Uganda

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Analyzes
dynamic context, assesses issues and identifies opportunities in the
sustainable landscapes/agricultural priorities of Uganda and integrates them
into design and implementation of national program plans and activities;

·       
Undertakes
analytical SL/agriculture work and compile findings in a coherent manner to
give guidance to project development and implementation;

·       
Provides
analysis and technical input into the review and development of new
SL/agriculture policy and other strategic planning documents;

·       
Play a
major role in the implementation of specific projects, monitors budget,
completes reporting, and seeks strategic direction from Senior Officer/Country
Representative.

·       
Provide
support to different technical resources for smooth delivery of project outputs
within stipulated timelines through proper communication and coordination;

Engagement

·       
Coordinate
with GGGI colleagues in Country Office and HQ on project related matters to
enable delivery of high quality products in accordance with GGGI standards and
ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”

·       
Support
the HQ and Country team in orientation and awareness of important stakeholders
events through workshops, meetings and field visits;

·       
Maintain
close and frequent contact with local stakeholders (Government, associations
and private sector) for greater buy in on planned and ongoing project
objectives.

·       
Support
stakeholder engagement and strategic relationship building with government
counterparts, donors and private;

·       
Engage
in stakeholder dialogues both internally and externally to support GGGI work in
SL/agriculture.

·       
Builds
support and understanding working closely with national counterparts for
application of green growth in development planning;

Delivery

·       
Apply
technical skills to prepares briefing notes, concept notes and analytical
reports to support GGGI’s SL/agriculture work;

·       
Acquire
information/knowledge by participating in the assessment of program needs and
resources to assist in SL/agriculture programme design, development and implementation;

·       
Assess
delivery issues and works with national counterparts to build common
understanding and coordination on project activities.

·       
Attend
meetings, workshops, and other events and activities, both at national and
subnational levels;

·       
Support
in identifying relevant information related to policy-driven issues, synthesis
of best practices and lessons-learned directly linked to GGGI SL/agriculture
program goals;

·       
Support
in GGGI’s knowledge base, project and activity portfolio, best practices and
lessons-learned to promote adoption, replication and scaling up.

 

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
applicant must hold an advanced academic degree in the field of agriculture,
natural resource management or related fields.

·       
At least
seven years of relevant experience in policy, project planning, and/or project
implementation in agriculture and land use sector. Demonstrated experience in
agro-forestry and forestry is an advantage.

·       
Two
additional years of relevant work, in combination with a relevant first level
university degree may substitute for the requirement of advanced university
degree.

·       
Experience
in project identification, design, preparation and/or implementation in
agriculture and land use sector.

·       
Experience
in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies

·       
Experience
in engaging with private sector actors, including investors and banks and other
stakeholders (NGOs, civil society) would be an advantage

·       
Overall
understanding of the concept of green growth and climate change vulnerability
is an advantage.

·       
Fluency
in English and excellent report writing skills are essential.

·       
Technical
knowledge of Uganda’s agriculture sector (forestry is an advantage), policies,
priorities, strategies and programs

·       
A strong
track record in undertaking agriculture research, analyzing country trends and
drawing lessons learned.

·       
Ability
to work independently

·       
Ability
to work under pressure, on a number of projects simultaneously and to meet
tight deadlines

·       
Demonstrated
commitment to GGGI’s core values

·       
Ability
to work collaboratively with colleagues on the country team to achieve
organizational goals.

·       
Strong
interpersonal and communication skills.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 10th December 2020

 

 
 

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