FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Chief Technical Adviser
Organization : FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Grade : Consultancy, Consultant - Contractors Agreement
Occupational Groups : Managerial positions
Closing Date : 2019-08-20
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
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
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 five-year USAID funded Horticultural Advancement Activity (THAzA), implemented by FAO in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), will impact and improve commercial horticultural value chains with a competitive advantage in Balochistan and KP.
THAzA will work with small farmers and organize them into farmers marketing collectives and link them to a range of diversified markets.
Among others, THAzA will focus on increasing production, improving product quality, reduce post harvests losses, processing and improving the marketing.
THAzA will engage the private sector to set up on-farm or close-to-farm processing, packaging, cold chain, storage and other added value facilities, that will cater to a variety of fruit and vegetables to improve famers’ access to markets.
The position is based in FAO Representation office Islamabad, with travel to Quetta and Peshawar (Project Areas).
The Technical Adviser (THAzA Project) reports to the FAO Representative (FAOR) and work closely with the Deputy FAOR, the Assistant FAOR (Programme) and Provincial Coordinators in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and received technical guidance from the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) who is assigned by the Regional Officer for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) or headquarters.
Implement the THAzA activities in both target regions (Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) including establishment of development goals project targets and allocation thereof to provincial program offices (Quetta and Peshawar), identify potential areas of value chain development and structuring of interventions in conjunction with provincial coordinators, designing grant interventions and carrying out initial technical screening of grant requests, identifying prevailing policies, legislative or regulatory constraints at provincial and national level impeding development of the selected value chains, development of functional linkages and networks with overall goal to develop sustainable value chains and economically viable Agri-
businesses in the context of project regions.
Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of departments / divisional programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with departmental / divisional objectives and FAO’s Strategic Objectives,
Tasks and Responsibilities
Assist / supervise preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of the reports and studies, inputs to publications :
Provide advice regarding the development of policies and strategies, as well as national protocols and guidelines for projects with specific domains related to FAO’s work.
Support and guide provincial coordinators and specialists in the development of potential partnerships.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
Technical / Functional Skills
Extent and relevance of experience in working with intergovernmental bodies and multidisciplinary teams.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency