Project Specialist
Pakistan, Quetta
6h ago


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

    Project Specialist

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

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

    Occupational Groups :

    Project and Programme Management

    Closing Date : 2019-09-12

    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

    This position is based in FAO programme Office, based in Quetta. 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, close coordination of AFAOR (Programme) and direct supervision of the Programme Officer-Resilience

    Technical Focus

  • Smooth project implementation in alignment with drought response plan
  • Enhanced cluster delivery in emergency and early recovery response;
  • Increased sense of ownership of WG by members;
  • Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support Programme Manager Resilience for Food Security WG at the provincial level in the provision of humanitarian response to the affected population;
  • Represent in the WG at all provincial-level general and specific coordination meetings;
  • Facilitate team development and monitoring of field response, ensuring that any identified gaps are filled;
  • Ensure that strong linkages exist between District level authorities FAO for humanitarian actions;
  • Facilitate timely and accurate project reporting and implementation at the provincial level and ensure dissemination to all stakeholders as appropriate;
  • Carry out other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.

  • Advance University degree in Agriculture, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum 08 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in the design and implementation of emergency response and early recovery activities in the agricultural / food security sectors.
  • Experience in the implementation of agriculture-related Emergency & Rehabilitation Projects will be considered an asset.
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills (English as well as local language)
  • National of Pakistan
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • Functional Skills

  • Good knowledge of participatory extension and training skills.
  • Ability to work in insecure environment;
  • Proven ability to liaise with and coordinate multiple partners including NGOs.
  • Diplomacy, tact and ability to network successfully.
  • Good understanding of international humanitarian and early recovery architecture and respective roles of participating members
  • Working Knowledge of UN cluster system will be considered an asset;
  • Ability to work within a team of professional staff from diverse technical and cultural back ground and expertise;
  • Knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations’ administrative policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards
  • Strong research skills, ability to conduct benchmarking analysis in support of vendor identification, selection and performance management.
  • Display initiative and take responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and closely follow-up until successful outputs are achieved.
  • Continue to seek new, innovative and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work assigned.
  • Identify and recommend remedial measures to address problems in systems design or implementation
  • Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.


  • 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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