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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) – An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: International Food Security and Resilience Specialist
Vacancy Announcement: 1900685
Location: Nigeria
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 4 months
Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Nigeria
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)Organizational Setting

  • FAO Nigeria with technical support from the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) is responsible for ensuring FAO’s efforts to support Nigeria in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural threats and crises among the refugees in Nigeria.
  • It is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of corporate tools and standards to enable government prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • FAO supports food and nutrition security assessment and early warning activities related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses.
  • FAO Nigeria plays a major role in the development and leadership of the FAO/UNHCR collaboration programme in Nigeria to increase the resilience of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats and crises.

Reporting Lines:

  • The International Specialist  under the overall supervision of FAOR and direct supervision of the AFAOR Programme and the Food Security expert will work in close collaboration with the UNHCR field Manager in Ogoja to deliver on the Agriculture and livelihood component of the Support to the Cameroonian Refugees in Cross River and other neighbouring states.

Technical Focus:

  • Support to implementation of FAO/UNHCR’s resilience agenda at country level.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support in the design and implementation of FAO/UNHCR projects and emergency response activities related to agriculture value chain and other livelihood activities for the Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.
  • Provide programmatic support and analysis in collaboration with UNHCR to ensure that key areas such as gender and youth, civil societies, resilience, governance and conflict management, equality and humanitarian principles are properly reflected in project design for the Cameroonian refugees and host communities.
  • Strengthen partnership relations with state governments, NCRMI, International and National Non- Governmental Organizations, potential implementing partners, donors and other UN agencies in order to reinforce synergies between key stakeholders in the delivery of efficient and timely support assistance to the targeted beneficiaries on the field.
  • Design and conduct livelihood need assessment in partnership with relevant stakeholders on the Cameroonian refugees in Cross Rivers and other affected states.
  • Support in the routine collection and analysis of information about livelihood and agricultural production situation of the refugees and the host communities in Cross River and other states.
  • Lead in the preparation of project profiles, project documents, work plan, logical framework for the FAO/UNHCR intervention in Cross River and any other state.
  • Develop an operational strategy for the distribution and monitoring of FAO/UNHCR livelihood support kit for the refugees and host communities.
  • Design and participate in projects monitoring and evaluation of emergency and regular projects implementation in various locations.
  • Participate in the conduct of food insecurity vulnerability surveys and analysis in project-selected states.
  • Produce routine field activities reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Rural Sociology, Food Security, Nutrition, Ssustainable Agriculture (including Livestock, Forestry and Fisheries) or related field;
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience in public and/or private sectors related to programming, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture, including experience in developing countries, especially in countries that are vulnerable to disaster or other emergency risks;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for Consultants. Working knowledge of English for PSAs.

FAO Core Competencies:

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

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions, is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience at international level in formulating policy and programming managing field operations;
  • Depth of experience in identifying and preparing programmes strategies and policy position on humanitarian and transition contexts, at both global and country levels;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in needs assessments, cluster coordination, UN consolidated appeal process and/or emergency operations for Level 3 emergencies;
  • Extent and relevance experience in rehabilitation and humanitarian policies development, programme formulation and implementation;
  • Extent of knowledge of international humanitarian architecture, including agencies, NGOs, and other partners;
  • Experience in response management and surge support coordination;
  • Experience in Project planning, Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Experience in emergency response/humanitarian service delivery to refugees will be an advantage;
  • Capacity for team work are essential;
  • Working knowledge of the design and implementation of humanitarian assistance to vulnerable and displaced persons.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Procedure
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline 12th April, 2019

Job Title: National Food Security and Livelihood Consultant
Location: Koko/Oghaye, Delta
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 9 months
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Organizational Unit: FAO REPRESENTATION IN NIGERIA
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Organizational Setting

  • FAO  Nigeria with technical support from the Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) is responsible  for ensuring FAO’s efforts to support Nigeria in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural  threats and crises among  the refugees in Nigeria .
  • It is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of corporate  tools and standards to enable government prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
  • FAO supports food and nutrition security assessment and early warning activities  related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses.
  • FAO Nigeria plays a major role in the development and  leadership of the FAO/UNHCR collaboration programme in Nigeria to increase the resilience  of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats  and crises.

Reporting Lines:

  • The National Food security & livelihood Consultant under the overall supervision of FAOR and direct supervision of the AFAOR Programme  will work in close collaboration with the UNHCR field Manager in Ogoja to deliver on the Agriculture and livelihood component of the support to the Cameroonian Refugees in Cross River and other neighboring states.

Technical Focus:

  • Support to implementation of FAO/UNHCR’s resilience agenda at country level.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  •  Support in the implementation of FAO/UNHCR Projects and emergency response activities related to agriculture, livestock and other areas related to the Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria.
  • Participate in the conduct of livelihood need assessment on the Cameroonian refugees in Cross Rivers and other affected states.
  • Contribute in the preparation of project profiles, project documents, work plan, logical framework for the FAO/UNHCR intervention in Cross River and any other state.
  • Assist in the distribution and monitoring of livelihood support kit for the refugees and host communities.
  • Design and participate in projects monitoring and evaluation of emergency and regular projects implementation in various locations.
  • Participate in the conduct of food insecurity vulnerability surveys and analysis in project-selected states.
  • Produce routine field activities reports.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Advanced University Degree in General Agriculture or other agriculture related fields from  a recognized higher institution;
  • At least 3  years of working experience in agriculture value chain development, food security and livelihood support activities;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for Consultants. Working knowledge of English for PSAs.

FAO Core Competencies:

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

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Work experience in more than one location in farm management, agriculture  extension delivery services or livelihood support activities, particularly in field positions, is desirable;
  •  Extent and relevance of experience in formulating policy and programming managing field operations;
  • Depth of experience in identifying and preparing programmes strategies and policy position on humanitarian and transition contexts, at both global and country levels;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in needs assessments, cluster coordination, UN consolidated appeal process and/or emergency operations for Level 3 emergencies;
  • Extent and relevance experience in rehabilitation and humanitarian policies development, programme formulation and implementation;
  • Extent of knowledge of international humanitarian architecture, including agencies, NGOs, and other partners;
  • Experience in response management and surge support coordination
  • Working knowledge of the state ethos and capacity for team work are essential;
  • Experience in humanitarian work and knowledge of local farming system will be an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Procedures
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline 15th April, 2019

Note

  • Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline.
  • Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
  • FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
  • 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
  • Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page
  • For more information, visit the FAO employment website
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