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Technical Adviser (Project Management)

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Technical Adviser (Project Management)

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  • Job Title: Technical Adviser (Project Management)
  • Organization Name: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO
  • Location: Karachi
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Number of Vacancies: 1
  • Gender: Both
  • Closing Date: 2021-05-14
Background
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    Organizational Setting
    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 post is based in Karachi and the incumbent will lead the FAO Provincial Office, Sindh.

    Reporting Lines
    The Technical Adviser reports to FAO Representative in Pakistan and works in close collaboration with the Deputy FAO Representative, Assistant FAO Representatives (Programme and Administration) and Lead Technical Officers.
    Technical Focus
    • Leads the development of detailed project and related programme work plans, ensures timely development of procurement plans, and manages day to day operations of the provincial office based in Sindh;
    • Monitors and supervises the execution of project activities ensuring in particular close working relations with government officials, line departments / authorities, and provides technical support and general supervision of the project team and staff in the Province of Sindh;
    • Provides technical and skills development leadership and contributes to identify and pilot innovative initiatives in value chains, agribusiness, market linkages and inclusive food systems in the province of Sindh.Key Results
    Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support technical cooperation-related programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with FAO’s Strategic Objectives. 

    Key Functions
    • Leads the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned technical cooperation-related programmes/projects; review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, liaises with relevant parties; identifies follow-up actions;
    • Coordinates technical cooperation activities and programme-related activities and reviews the assessments of issues and trends for their  implementation and leads the preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies;
    • Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications;
    • Contributes to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposals for agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;
    • Participates in activities such as structuring of training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities;
    • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties;
    • Provides advice regarding the development of policies and strategies related to technical cooperation, as well as regional, subregional and national protocols and guidelines for projects with specific domains related to FAO’s work.

Requirements
  • Minimum Requirements
    • Advanced university degree in  agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, rural development, climate change or relevant agro-allied disciplines;
    • Seven years of relevant experience in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
    • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
    Competencies
    • Results Focus
    • Team Work
    • 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 in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
    • Extent and relevance of experience in working with intergovernmental bodies and multidisciplinary teams;
    • Demonstrated experience in agribusiness service providing Micro and Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and capacity enhancement; regulating and institutionalizing frameworks at federal and provincial levels for rural value chain and MSMEs development;
    • Extent and relevance of experience in promoting gender inclusive income and employment generation, enhanced productivity and profitability of MSMEs’ involved in primary production, service provision and value addition in and around selected clusters of production;
    • Experience with international and donor organizations implementing participatory projects is considered a strong asset;
    • Extent and relevance of experience in analysing natural resources management and related issues;
    • Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation of technical and policy reports, guidelines and manuals;
    • Demonstrated ability to mobilise resources.

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