Job Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality. Organizational Setting The African Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL-2050) is the policy arm of the Emerging Pandemic Threats phase 2 (EPT-2) Programme funded by USAID and implemented through ECTAD. In the last two years, it has collaborated with three governments in Eastern Africa, including Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, to formulate long-term (2050) livestock scenarios that point to a number of Public Health threats associated with the anticipated growth and transformation of the livestock sector. In the next 8 months, ASL2050 will collaborate with national government to support the identification and implementation of policy instruments that, by operationalizing the current policy framework, will reduce some of the identified public health threats along the livestock value chain. The ultimate objective is to develop and implement a scalable methodology assisting countries to successfully operationalize existing policies, both in the livestock sector and in other agricultural domains. The methodology includes three major outputs:
  • A report on public health threats along the livestock value chain: stakeholders’ behaviour vs good practices

The ECTAD team will examine stakeholders’ compliance with known good practices to identify public health threats at the major nodes of the livestock value chain (e.g. production; trading; Marketing; etc.).
  • A report on public health threats along the livestock value chain: a constraint Analysis

For the selected node of the livestock value chain / public health threat, the ECTAD team will further examine the behaviour of private actors, of public actors (livestock, public health, and environment) and their relationships, with the objective to identify the constraints that prevent them to comply with / follow good practices.
  • Report on reducing public health threats along the livestock value chain: actionable instruments

The ECTAD team will use policy analysis methods to identify actionable instruments addressing the constraints identified. Reporting Lines The consultant will report to the country ECTAD Team Leader Uganda Technical Focus The consultant, under the overall supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader and in close consultation with the ASL2050 focal point will:
  • Assist the ECTAD team in identifying key stakeholders along one selected livestock value chain;

  • Participate in the preparation and validation of semi-structured interviews aiming at understanding stakeholders’ behavior, constraints preventing compliance with good practices and possible actionable instruments addressing them;

  • Conduct interviews with key stakeholders identified;

  • Collect and analyze the data obtained from the interviews;

  • Assist the ECTAD team in drafting the three major reports mentioned above (Stakeholders’ behavior and good practices; Constraint analysis; Actionable instruments);

  • Support other activities of the ECTAD team and the FAO country office as necessary

Tasks and responsibilities
  1. Map and select stakeholders along the selected livestock value chain

  2. Contribute to draft and validate a survey on stakeholders’ current behavior versus good practices

  3. Implement the survey on stakeholders’ current behavior, including Data Analysis and reporting

  4. Contribute to draft and validate a survey to identify constraints preventing stakeholders’ compliance with good practices

  5. Implement the survey on stakeholders’ constraints, including data analysis and reporting.

  6. Contribute to draft and validate a survey on actionable policy instruments addressing identified key constraints

Implement the survey on actionable policy instruments, including data analysis and reporting. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
    • University Degree or technical specialization or equivalent in economics, statistics, development studies, social science, business Administration, information or related field

    • Excellent knowledge of statistical software (e.g. Stata, R)

    • At least three years of work experience

    • Past experience with survey Design / Data Collection will be considered an asset

    • Working knowledge of English

    • Nationals of Uganda


FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Building Effective Relationships

  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

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