FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Lusaka (Zambie)

Référence annonce FRZAM-952-13-PRJ

Poste publié le 05/11/2013

Type de contrat Autre contrat

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Date limite candidature 05/12/2013

Poste n° 29

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Contexte / Présentation de l'employeur

Under the supervision of the FAO Representative in Zambia, and in collaboration with the Decent Rural Employment Team (DRET)
in FAO HQ, the incumbent will support and monitor the development and implementation of the UN Joint Programme (UNJP)

Description du Poste et Responsabilités

“Decent jobs for youth and improved food security through the development of sustainable rural enterprises in Zambia”. In particular, the incumbent will:
 Contribute to the overall coordination support to the UNJP while ensuring effective communication with FAOR Zambia, FAO
HQ and country stakeholders.
 Coordinate the formulation of the UNJP detailed Work Plan, consistent with the provisions of the project document, including the development of a monitoring system to record project implementation and results.
 Encourage and monitor the implementation of the UNJP detailed Work Plan, sustain interactions with and provide support to relevant stakeholders on joint activities to ensure that obligations of all Implementing Partners (IPs) are met, as set up in the detailed Work Plan.
 Prepare regular project updates and budget reports; and coordinate the monitoring and analysis of the project’s results-based outputs against planned deliverables in the monitoring system.
 Monitor and analyse the project risks initially identified, and identify alternative actions if required.
 Compile background documents for the FAO country office and FAO HQ to support interaction with other FAO Divisions, UN agencies in the country and donors.
 Contribute to the analytical design of conceptual approaches promoting youth employment in agriculture, as well as policy briefs, publications, news items and other advocacy materials.
 Perform other duties as required.

Profil et critères de sélection du candidat

Candidates should meet the following: 
 Advanced university degree in agronomy, agro-economy, development economics, rural and agricultural development or relevant related field. 
 Five years of relevant experience in project formulation, appraisal, implementation and/or monitoring of which at least 2 years in work planning in rural development / rural employment. 
 Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian). 
Candidates will be assessed against the following: 

  • Relevance and extent of experience in youth employment and market access for the poor; 
  • Relevance and extent of experience in liaising with policy makers and stakeholders at different levels; 
  • Relevance and extent of field experience relevant to rural development, agriculture and livelihoods diversification programmes and in supporting agricultural policies, programmes and projects that have a pro-poor and rural focus; 
  • Experience in and knowledge of the UN System and/or FAO and knowledge of mechanisms at country level (United Nations Country Team -UNCT) will be considered an advantage; 
  • Relevance and extent of experience in support and development of agricultural value chains in developing countries and in particular in Sub-Saharan Africa; 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing and ability to write clear analytical reports in English. 

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national 
and cultural backgrounds. 
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the 
extension of appointments 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the 
following link: 

For guidelines to applicants, please visit the Application Toolkit at: 

Send your application to: V.A FRZAM-952-13-PRJ 
 FAO Representative 
 FAO, House No. 5, Addis Ababa Drive, Next to Pamodzi Hotel, P.O.Box 30563, Lusaka, Zambia 
 Fax No: +260 211 254173 
Tel: +260 211 252277 – 252557/68 
Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any 
activities or office of the organization. 

Informations complémentaire sur l'emploi

Secteur d'activité: Organisme international

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Délai de candidature: 05/12/2013