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  • Posted on: 14 February, 2017 Deadline: 27 February, 2017
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  • The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
     

    Consultant

     

    Responsibilities for the Consultant Job

    • Review/literature review of agriculture and nutrition related documents in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to identify the key rural gender inequalities and potential entry points for promoting rural women’s economic empowerment in each country.
    • Document good practices/initiatives in the three countries on women economic empowerment focusing on rural women’s improved food and nutrition security;
    • Carry out a stakeholder analysis in order to help FAO identify potential partners in the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women in agriculture.
    • Prepare a project proposal on “Economic Empowerment of Rural women to reduce Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition” covering the three countries and contextualizing the issues.
    • Incorporate feedback and finalize the proposal with detailed budget and implementation plan.

    Consultant Job Requirements

    • Advanced university degree in Sociology, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Economics, or other related disciplines
    • Over 5 years of significant experience in analysing and integrating the perspective of gender equality in nutrition sensitive agriculture and programme formulation in the context of agriculture and rural development and experience in socio-economic and gender analysis
    • Experience working in the Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania agriculture or rural development sector – working experience with the Ministry of Agriculture, key line ministries and related institutions in either of the countries is an added advantage
    • Excellent knowledge of the key gender equality, social equity and women’s empowerment issues in the region, in the context of agriculture and rural development
    • Demonstrated ability (through publications in English language) to produce written analysis of socio-economic and gender issues
    • Extensive knowledge of the UN System, its working and programming mechanisms, familiarity with FAO’s work would be an asset
    • Excellent oral and written English language skills

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    Food Systems Analyst

     

    Responsibilities for the Food Systems Analyst Job

    • Liaise with Local Governments and establish a local supporting team to the eventual collection of data.
    • Support finalization of an initial draft of RUFSAT, and lead adaptation to local needs
    • Secondary data analysis (static and time-series) including estimation of products flows and their sources, food insecurity levels, institutional markets, intra-city production and processing, formal and informal channels, health status, retail and food services, demography, urban poverty, slums, urban sprawl and general city-region overview.
    • Collaborate with the Project Coordinator to undertake a rapid qualitative analysis of the community food environment and gap analysis and secondary data analysis on food system (from production to consumption)
    • Identify priority areas (food distribution, food waste etc.…), their root causes and potential upgrading solutions.
    • Apply food value chain or market systems analysis for some prioritized products or markets.
    • Combine the undertaken analysis with the rapid qualitative analysis on the community food environment (developed by the MFSPP Coordinator)
    • Collaboration for the organization of meetings for the field mission of the representatives from the Rome Coordination and
    • Technical Unit and presentation of the first results.
    • Conducting the data collection (geo-referenced) and analysis (including the spatial analysis) for consumers and other food related actors within selected areas.
    • Disseminate the RUFSAT tool to MFSPP and seed feedback for finalization of the tool.
    • Supporting the Multi-stakeholders Food Systems Planning Platform (MFSPP) on developing the preliminary food system action plan (vision, mission, strategy, focus areas etc….)
    • Work closely with the Project/MFPP Coordinator and the Rome Coordination and Technical Unit in drafting the methodology for the Rapid Urban Food System Appraisal Tool – RUFSAT
    • Provide reports as requested.
    • Support the Project/MFSPP Coordinator in the organization of regional seminar for presenting the project results.

    Food Systems Analyst Job Requirements

    • Degree in economics, agribusiness, or pertinent discipline with expertise in data collection and spatial analysis with considerable knowledge of food environment issues. Postgraduate degree preferred.
    • Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements
    • At least 5 years of working experience on data collection and spatial analysis at urban level with International Organizations, preferably UN.
    • Previous experience in food value chain analysis
    • Understanding the local context and familiarity in working with local governmental institutions.
    • Demonstrated capacity to speak and write fluent English and the Kiswahili language
    • Experience in collecting and analyzing gender and nutrition issues in food value chains will be an added advantage

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    Gender Consultant

     

    Responsibilities for the Gender Consultant Job

    • Carry out a comprehensive Country Gender Assessment of the Agriculture and Rural Sector (CGA-ARS) that includes a detailed gender analysis for the Kisiria ecosystem in Samburu.
    • Prepare a final report of the country gender assessment and a gender mainstreaming strategy for the Kisiria Forest and Integrated Rangeland Management project
    • Prepare and carry out a presentation of key findings and recommendations to the FAO country office.
    • Prepare a four page-long brief summarizing the main findings and recommendations, with relevant numbers and statistics, by the main agricultural sectors of FAO in Kenya and the priority areas of work of the FAO representation
    • Prepare a two to four page-long contribution to the UNCT CEDAW Report based on the main findings of the CGA-ARS.

    Gender Consultant Job Requirements

    • Advanced university degree in Sociology, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Economics, or other related disciplines
    • Excellent oral and written English and Kiswahili language skills
    • Excellent knowledge of the key gender equality, social equity and women’s empowerment issues in Kenya in the context of agriculture and rural development including Natural Resources Management,
    • Demonstrated ability (through publications in English language) to produce written analysis of socio-economic and gender issues,
    • Significant experience in analysing and integrating the perspective of gender equality in programme formulation in the context of agriculture and rural development – covering Crops production, livestock, Fisheries, Natural Resources Management and experience in socio-economic and gender analysis
    • Extensive knowledge of the UN System, its working and programming mechanisms, familiarity with FAO’s work would be an asset

    Method of Application

    Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to vacancy-kenya@fao.org quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.

    A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.

    In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

    Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    his vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Deadline For Application is 27th February 2017.

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