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  • Posted: Feb 7, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 21, 2023
  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
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    Programme Specialist

    Tasks And Responsibilities

    The programme specialist will perform the following key functions:

    • Identify existing challenges and bottlenecks in relation to private sector and youth opportunities in the feed & fodder sector, including around innovations and technologies, and linkage with research.
    • Document current activities and initiatives that address those challenges and identify proven solutions across the feed and fodder sector.
    • Formulate opportunities on how to scale those solutions, into a zero draft for a regional flagship programme on youth employment, resilience and climate adaptation (through feed & fodder).
    • Technically support and advice FAO Kenya and FAO Ethiopia teams in the implementation of their activities.
    • Support the overall coordination, documentation and reporting on the MCF reprogramming project, ensuring the early identification of challenges and course corrections (if needed). This includes supporting the coordination/oversight of the (still to be signed) Letter of Agreement on an in-depth study on the feed & fodder and BSF value chains.
    • Perform other duties as required.


    Minimum Requirements

    • Advanced university degree in climate/land/water/environment, agribusiness & youth employment, or equivalent.
    • Minimum of five years’ experience in implementing climate/land/water/environment, agribusiness and/or youth employment, in the international development sector.
    • Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. For PSA, working knowledge of English would suffice.

    FAO Core Competencies

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

    Technical/Functional Skills

    • Demonstrated work/advisory and research experience in international development, climate/land/water/environment, agri-business and/or youth employment.
    • Demonstrated experience in M&E, learning and capacity building in an international development context.
    • Demonstrated experience in project design and resource mobilization.
    • Proven familiarity with (challenges and opportunities in) agribusiness and youth employment in agriculture projects.
    • Proven knowledge on how to develop and/or assess (agri-) business plans.
    • Proven capacity to synthesize information and present this in a format suitable to different audiences.
    • Previous working experience in Kenya with UN and/or international organizations will be an asset.

    Method of Application

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