Only nationals and / or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are eligible to apply. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT PERSONNEL
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States.
The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years.
UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation .
Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.
ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-
related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments / Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.
The Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation (PTC), is responsible and accountable for providing technical cooperation services to enhance the capabilities of developing countries and economies in transition to promote ISID.
Department of Agri-Business (AGR); Department of Energy (ENE); Department of Environment (ENV) and the Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration (PTC / PPF).
The Agri-Business Development Department (PTC / AGR) provides a variety of technical cooperation services to assist developing countries add value to the output of their agricultural sector and generate increased employment opportunities in off farm activities for rural communities, thereby contributing to increased food security and a sustainable reduction of poverty.
The Food Systems and Nutrition Division promote inclusive and sustainable industrial development through supporting the promotion of sustainable food systems in close cooperation with the other relevant organizational units in UNIDO.
FSN is responsible for identifying, developing and managing programs to improve the competitiveness of the agro-food processing sector through gaining access to support services, markets and trade opportunities.
The Unit contributes to the capacity building of food system support institutions or skill development agencies through its advisory and convening activities.
The Government of Japan in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have indicated its interest to work together with UNIDO on an agri-
business capacity building initiative to be implemented in two provinces of Pakistan, namely Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Balochistan.
As a result of preliminary assessments and stakeholder consultations with the involvement of the Government of Pakistan and its relevant provincial bodies, the Project for Agri-
food and Agro-industry Development Assistance in Pakistan (SAP ID : 180109) was finalized, aiming to pilot the enhancement of productive and compliance capacities of relevant actors in the cattle meat value chain in selected districts of KP (Peshawar, Abbottabad, Kohistan and D.
I. Khan) and apple value chain in Balochistan (Killa Saifullah, Killa Abdullah, Pishin and Quetta).
The project will simultaneously support the relevant governmental bodies to offer adequate services to the industry at a sustainably manner and ensure the possibility to upscale best practices.
The project is implemented in close cooperation with Livestock and Agriculture Departments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan and under the overall supervision of the Ministry of National Food Security and Research.
In particular, UNIDO will provide technical support to value chain actors in order to improve the competitiveness by improving the quality and safety and value addition of their products.
This in turn can contribute to better marketability, higher profit, productivity and access to high-end markets.
The project implementation in total is 48 months, including a six month inception phase, which has the following components :
Output 1.1 : Detailed value chain analyses on the meat and apple value chains and assessments on institutional capacities were conducted to verify project activities
Output 2.1 : Enabling environment and institutional capacities of relevant departments in KPK are upgraded through the introduction of adequate practices in food safety
Output 2.2 : Improvement of cattle meat’s compliance and productive capacities are piloted by creating awareness on best practices and establishing training framework on-
farm and processing level
Output 2.3 : Value addition of selected value chain actors is improved through the introduction of new practices and technologies in pre-
processing and manufacturing
Output 2.4 : Market linkage of actors from meat value chain is improved
Output 3.1 : Enabling environment and institutional capacities of the Agriculture Department improved through the development of agricultural extension services on apple value chain
Output 3.2 : Value addition, compliance and productive capacities of the apple value chain are piloted by introducing new techniques at farm, pre-
processing and processing level
Output 3.3 : Market linkage of actors from apple value chain is improved
Duty station : Islamabad, Pakistan
EOD : 01 Nov 2019; COB : 6 months (with possibility of extension)
The Lead National Project Coordinator Leader in Islamabad will undertake the following main duties under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and the UNIDO Country Representative (UCR) in Islamabad :
Participate and finish required administrative and technical trainings to deliver the required work, such as BSAFE course by UNDSS and UN Women Gender E-Learning Course etc.
Reporting and ad-hoc assignments
Any other assignment requested by the PM dealing with other initiatives and / or projects.
Any other task assigned by the UCR in agreement with the Project Manager.
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WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM : work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.
WE RESPECT DIVERSITY : work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.
WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE : cooperate to fully reach our potential and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.
WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES : focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently.
We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world.
WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST : communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.
WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE : To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.
Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, business administration or other relevant discipline. Additional knowledge on agri-
business development is highly desirable.
Fluency in written and spoken English is required. # Fluency in Urdu is required. Fluency in written and spoken Pashtu is highly desirable.
Field of Expertise
A minimum of 5 years practical experience in the field of project management. Experience in technical cooperation in Pakistan and exposure to its needs, conditions and problems are highly desirable, particularly in the field of agri-
business development. Experience in applying results-based management framework is an asset.
This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.