Food & Agriculture Organization FAO Jobs 2021 in Pakistan

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Food & Agriculture Organization FAO Jobs 2021 in Pakistan

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

Latest jobs in Food & Agriculture Organization FAO Jobs 2021 in Pakistan based on Hyderabad, Thurparker, Umar Kot and Karachi publicized jobs for the period of one year (extendable) on projects terms and conditions. Food & Agriculture Organization FAO Jobs 2021 is announced positions such as Knowledge Management and Monitoring Specialist, District Field Technical Facilitators and NRM Consultant. Applicant who has possess the Master’s Degree with 3 to 7 years working experience in relevant field, male / female are eligible to apply also United Nations Pakistan strongly encourage women to apply. There are three easy steps to apply for United Nation Jobs.

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Food & Agriculture Organization FAO Jobs 2021 in Pakistan

NRM Consultant

  • Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
  • Total Position:1
  • Job Type: Consultant (First Shift (Day)
  • Department: FAO
  • Job Province: Sindh
  • Job Location: Karachi
  • Gender: No Preference
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Degree Title: University post-graduate qualification in natural resource management, agricultural science, soil and water resource management.
  • Career Level: SB-4
  • Minimum Experience: 7 Years (Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in analysis of natural resources challenges; development of natural resources management strategies.)     

Organizational Setting
This position is located in FAO Pakistan, based in Karachi with travel to Tharparkar and Umerkot, Sindh. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist the government 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 the direct supervision of the Provincial International Program Coordinator, the incumbent will report on a day to day basis to the Project Coordinator and work in close collaboration with other technical specialists in the project team.

Technical Focus
Capacity development and knowledge management for sustainable natural resources management and conservation.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide technical inputs to carrying capacity of rangeland, per hectare plantation density and soil organic matter assessment, including design of methodology, data collection tools, training of field staff in assessment methodology, and data analysis;
  • Obtain additional statistical data on socio-economic, climate and hydrological aspects to complement the assessment;
  • Coordination and communication with government counterparts, stakeholders as well as FAO project staff;
  • Provide technical inputs to the project baseline assessment to gather and analyze environmental challenges affecting natural resources and food security in the project districts;
  • Work on integrated SAP and NRM practices and the community small works based on a cost-share basis;
  • Build the technical capacity of the field staff in context-specific natural resource management strategies;
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the project staff in designing a training program for project beneficiaries on natural resource management.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against the following

  • Minimum Requirements: University post-graduate qualification in natural resource management, agricultural science, soil and water resource management.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in analysis of natural resources challenges; development of natural resources management strategies.
  • Working knowledge of the English language and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English, Urdu, Sindhi and other languages used in Sindh is essential.
  • National of Pakistan.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Functional Skills

  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of sourcing within the procurement function.
  • 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

District Field Technical Facilitators 

  • Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
  • Total Position: 8
  • Job Type: National Project Personnel (NPP) ( First Shift (Day) )
  • Department: FAO
  • Job Province: Sindh
  • Job Location: Tharparkar, Umer Kot
  • Gender: No Preference
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Degree Title: Advance University Degree in in Agriculture, Agribusiness/ Natural Science with Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) experience. Preferably Farmer Field School/Women Open School/Training of Facilitators (ToF) graduate.
  • Career Level: SB-3
  • Minimum Experience: 3 Years(Minimum 03 years Farmer Field School (FFS) /Women Open School (WOS)/Farmer Business Schools relevant experience. - 1 to 2 Years sustainable and climate smart agriculture relevant experience will be an asset)

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with the Provincial International Program Coordinator, these positions will directly be supervised by the Project Coordinator of the relevant project.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Participate in the identification of project villages and development of resilient agriculture village plans
  • Identify potential participants for farmers training program in the assigned areas
  • Under the lead of the of the Agriculture Extension Specialist, organize and mobilize farmers into groups for the establishment of farmer groups and sustainable agriculture practices sites;
  • Arrange & organize consultative meetings with farmer groups on their roles and responsibilities.
  • Work directly with farmers and help them discover important concepts/ issues in crops farming through practical learning.
  • Develop and organize crop-based training and implement its all stages and components with regular field follow-up; Responsible for collection and compilation of all the information concerning the men and women groups established and trained in the district;
  • Document and develop a database, based on beneficiaries’ information and also to identify and develop case studies and success stories for periodic reports; 
  • Responsible for establishment, formation, and facilitation of farmer groups/farmer marketing groups in the target villages/communities;
  • Implement integrated sustainable agriculture practices and NRM initiatives, and undertake distribution of smart subsidies (various agriculture inputs) in the selected villages,);
  • Organize capacity development initiatives and other field-based activities i.e. farmer consultative meetings, monitoring visits and field days;
  • Conduct follow-up and monitoring visits to the participating farmers for the provision of timely support and guidance.
  • Keep close collaboration with FAO’s project team for implementation of the training program for the targeted beneficiary farmers;
  • Liaison and coordination with district Agriculture Department and relevant key stakeholders working in the target districts;
  • Assist Project Coordinator in the day-to-day monitoring of the training program and compile monthly monitoring sheets (online/offline);
  • Ensure timely submission of the farmer training program monthly work plan and progress reports (monthly, quarterly, and final);
  • Perform any other associated task as required

 Minimum Requirements

  • Advance University Degree in in Agriculture, Agribusiness/ Natural Science with Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) experience. Preferably Farmer Field School/Women Open School/Training of Facilitators (ToF) graduate.
  • Minimum 03 years Farmer Field School (FFS) /Women Open School (WOS)/Farmer Business Schools relevant experience.
  • 1 to 2 Years sustainable and climate smart agriculture relevant experience will be an asset
  • Working knowledge of English, Urdu, Sindhi and other languages used in Sindh province is essential.
  • National of Pakistan

 FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • 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.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures, and administrative protocols used in the United Nations system
  • Possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases).

Knowledge Management and Monitoring Specialist

  • Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
  • Total Position: 1
  • Job Type: National Project Personnel (NPP) ( First Shift (Day) )
  • Department: FAO
  • Job Province: Sindh
  • Job Location: Hyderabad
  • Gender: No Preference
  • Minimum Education: Masters
  • Degree Title: University post-graduate qualification in development studies, agricultural economics, engineering, social sciences or related field focused on quantitative analysis.
  • Career Level: SB-4
  • Minimum Experience: 5 Years(At least five years of relevant experience in agricultural and rural development as a monitoring and evaluation specialist)

Organizational Setting
The position is located in the FAO Project Office in Hyderabad. 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 following position is SB4 SC8.

Reporting Lines
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan (FAOR) and the direct supervision of the Provincial International Program Coordinator; the Knowledge Management and Monitoring Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator of the project concerned and with other M&E staff in the FAO Sindh program and the FAO Representation in Islamabad. He or she will be responsible for performing the following duties:

Technical Focus
Development, standardization and deployment of tools that capture quantitative and qualitative data for monitoring, evaluation and reporting under the defined project indicators in Results Frameworks of Project.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Implement a results-based monitoring system to provide timely feedback to project management on the progress and achievements of the project in accordance with the work plan and approved logical framework and identify obstacles which may hamper the attainment of project’s results and objectives.
  • Develop tools for monitoring and data collection as required and provide training to enumerators and project staff involved in monitoring and data collection.
  • Prepare monitoring reports and case studies as required.
  • Assume a lead responsibility in conducting project surveys including but without being limited to the identification of most appropriate method for information gathering, preparation of data collection tools, quality assurance, training of enumerators, supervise data entry, data analysis and report generation.
  • Conduct periodic and unscheduled field visits to obtain beneficiary feedback and to ensure timely, equitable and transparent delivery of assistance to beneficiaries.
  • Develop a project monitoring plan with indicators both at output and outcome level.
  • Prepare periodic progress reports on the implementation and result status as required.
  •  Design and implement the surveys and studies (especially Post Distribution Monitoring Surveys) under technical assistance of M&E unit Islamabad.
  • Perform any other relevant task as requested by the Supervisor.
  • The incumbent will ensure strict adherence to the UNDSS security procedures and advisory and perform any additional security related task on voluntary basis as required by the Supervisor.

Minimum Requirements

  •  University post-graduate qualification in development studies, agricultural economics, engineering, social sciences or related field focused on quantitative analysis.
  • At least five years of relevant experience in agricultural and rural development as a monitoring and evaluation specialist.
  • Competency in word processing, spreadsheet and database computer software, and an ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
  • Working knowledge of English, Urdu and Sindhi is essential and knowledge of other languages used in Sindh is an asset
  • National of Pakistan

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • 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.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures, possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases).

HOW TO APPLY

  • To apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete your online profile. Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • Vacancies will be removed from iRecruitment at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
  • If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]

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, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers 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 other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

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Job Overview

Deadline: 27 January 2021
Job Type

Full Time

Qualification

Masters Degree

Experience

Relevant experience required

Offered Salary

120000 - 300000 PKR

Gender

Male, Female

Region

Sindh