Project Specialist (Agronomist), Aweil, Sudan

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Sudan

Field location: Aweil, Sudan

Office: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Aweil

Closing date: Monday, 27 May 2019


Project Specialist (Agronomist)

Job Posting : 13/May/2019

Closure Date : 27/May/2019, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAO SOUTH SUDAN

Job Type : Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location : South Sudan-Aweil

Duration : 6 Months with Possibility of Extension

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational SettingThe 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 FAO Representation in South Sudan is organized around three main units: Programme, Operations and Administration. The current portfolio of projects in South Sudan includes activities related to agriculture, livestock, fisheries and natural resource management, and is implemented with humanitarian, transitional and development funding. The incumbent will contribute to the country’s programme and portfolio as foreseen in the projects.

Reporting Lines The Project Specialist (Agronomist) will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in South Sudan and direct supervision of the Project Manager/Area Coordinator in Aweil, and in collaboration with the technical and project staff.

Technical FocusThis position will support two of FAO South Sudan’s larger resilience projects in addition to the Emergency Livelihood Response Programme (ELRP), specifically working on activities aiming to increase sustainable fish catch and training methods for fish preservation, post-harvest and processing.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Specialist will be responsible for the facilitation/mediation/interface between the project stakeholders, local and traditional authorities, NGOs and grass-root groups. He/she will support the implementation of project field extension activities at the field level and in monitoring Implementing Partners on the ground. The incumbent will therefore contribute to the country’s Programme portfolio as foreseen in the project, and specifically will perform the following tasks: