FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Organization : FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Grade : All levels, NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement
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Closing Date : 2019-09-06
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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.
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.
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative; and in close collaboration of Assistant FAO Representative-Programme (AFAOR) in Pakistan, the direct supervision of Project Coordinator the Social Mobilizer will be responsible to perform the following tasks and duties :
Tasks and responsibilities
Organize female farmer’s groups for establishment of FFS-Women Open Schools, homestead kitchen garden demo plots, DRR activities, land rehabilitation, livestock management and various project activities
Provide assistance / technical support to the FFS-WOS, Conservation Agriculture Demo plots and homestead kitchen garden, livestock management and facilitate on-
going activities of the project in District Chaghai.
Collect and compile all the information related with field activities and sharing of success stories / case studies.
Organize field visits of the project area for gender sensitive capacity building programmes and various trainings for females.
Overall responsible for social mobilization, various assessments, beneficiaries’ selection, establishment of WOS, homestead kitchen garden plots and distribution of various agriculture, livestock related inputs in the selected villages for females.
Organize various field-based activities, i.e. training events, female farmers meetings, monitoring meetings and field days
Coordinate with District Agriculture department, directorate of livestock and diary development and stakeholders
Assist various subjects Specialist (FAO) and share information with Project coordinator in the day-to-day field activities / interventions and completion of monthly / quarterly project reports.
Ensure the submission of monthly work plan, quarterly and final progress reports to the concern.
Perform any other associated duties as required by the project Coordinator FAO
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements
Preferably graduate / equivalent qualification in Agriculture related disciplines (i.e, crops, livestock and NRM etc), Social Sciences or any equitant education background with 5 years of experience,
Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Urdu; knowledge of local language will be an asset;
National of Pakistan
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical / Functional Skills
Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
Experience in communication and diffusion strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation
Understanding of and competencies in participatory extension methods, training need assessments and development of capacity development plan
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.
Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.