Project Associate
OpenIGO
Pakistan, Pakistan
1d ago

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  • Project Associate
  • FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Project Associate

    Organization : FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

    Grade : All levels, NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement

    Occupational Groups : Administrative support

    Administrative support

    Project and Programme Management

    Closing Date : 2019-09-18

    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 position is based in FAO Project Office in Tharparakar, Pakistan. 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.

    Reporting Lines

    Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative; and in close collaboration of Assistant FAO Representative-Programme (AFAOR) and Program Officer Resilience, the Project Officer will report to Field Coordinator in performance of the following tasks :

    Technical Focus

    Project deliverables completed in collaboration with the relevant Districts Departments of Agriculture and Livestock FAO’s implementing partners (Farmer’s Association, Farmer Field Schools, NGOs and Government’s Provincial Agricultural Research Directorates and District Agricultural Extension Services) and FAO’ technical team on Early Warning Early Action.

    Monitoring of the supported project. Tasks and responsibilities

  • Develop work breakdown plan and procurement plan in pursuance of deliverables (software and hardware) required by the project;
  • Generate monthly and weekly weather updates and sharing with relevant stakeholders
  • Update monthly Early Warning Early Action system reports
  • Laise with EWEA team and generate updates / bulletin
  • Ensure close coordination with government departments for early warning early action monitoring and implementation
  • Carry out system assessment and evaluation as and when required.
  • Ensure project deliverables completed within time and in accordance with the specification standards and quantity requirements in collaboration with the relevant Districts Departments of Agriculture and FAO’s implementing partners (Farmer’s Association, Farmer Field Schools, NGOs and Government’s Provincial Agricultural Research Directorates and District Agricultural Extension Services);
  • Co-ordinate and supervise inputs for those project activities
  • Ensure respective M&E systems are in place, and assist staff in preparation of data protocols, devise data validation and verification mechanisms at project level;
  • facilitate any project initiative taken by the M&E staff; Coordinate with Reporting officer, M&E section and communication specialist in finalization of periodic progress reports, success stories / case studies;
  • Collect and store intervention wise beneficiary data for periodic reports;
  • Contribute to the development of concept notes, project documents, project briefs and reports;
  • Ensure the submission of weekly / monthly work plan, monthly, quarterly, annual and final progress reports;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
  • CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate / equivalent qualification in social sciences / Agriculture or any equivalent disciple
  • Working experience of at least 5 years in similar projects, particularly experience on early warning early action is required;
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Urdu; knowledge of Sindhi will be an asset
  • Being a National of Pakistan
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Technical / Functional Skills

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure environment.
  • Working experience with UN and / or international organizations will be an asset.
  • Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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
  • Only language proficiency certificates from and / or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website :
  • Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

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