National Project Coordinator, Baku, Azerbaijan

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Azerbaijan

City: Baku, Azerbaijan

Office: FAO in Baku, Azerbaijan

Closing date: Monday, 20 July 2020



Job Posting: 06/Jul/2020

Closure Date: 20/Jul/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEAZE

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Azerbaijan-Baku

Duration : 90 days on WAE base(when actually employed)

Post Number : N/A

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

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting:

FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Reports to:

Mr. Bariz Mehdiyev, Assistant to the Head of Office

Technical Focus:

The GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support project GCP/AZE/012/GCR - ‚Strengthening country capacities for NDC implementation in the Agriculture and LULUCF Sectors and supporting the identification of potential Direct access Entities from different sectors relevant for the implementation of the Country Work Programme in Azerbaijan‘ aims at providing Government of Azerbaijan with the sector specific knowledge and information, as well as a detailed analysis on the feasibility of practical technology solutions to facilitate implementation of NDCs in the Agriculture and LULUCF Sectors.

In this context, under the overall supervision of the Head of FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan, direct supervision of the assistant of FAO Representative and the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer and in close cooperation with the NDA of Azerbaijan, REU GCF Advisor and other national and international consultants, the project coordinator will manage, coordinate the project implementation in close collaboration with NDA to achieve targeted project outputs.

Under guidance of the LTO, the incumbent will specifically carry out the following activities: Tasks and responsibilities:

In coordination with the LTO Alternate directly manage and coordinate project implementation, ensuring close collaboration with NDA

Prepare annual and quarterly work plans and prepare/draft ToRs for project team/consultants

Ensure all project staff and all consultants fully understand their role and their tasks, and support them in their work

Oversee smooth implementation of the project in line with the work plans and assure quality of project activities and outputs

Organise regular planning and communication events, workshop/webinars, including the Project Steering Committee as defined in the project document

Oversee preparation and implementation of M&E framework including undertaking the preparation of draft Interim Progress Reports and Completion Reports to be submitted to the donor

Lead interactions with stakeholders and liaise with government agencies and regularly advocate on behalf of the Project;
Facilitate and strengthen collaboration between national project’s stakeholders and regional/international partners to ensure smooth implementation and delivery of project’s activities

Coordinate project interventions with other ongoing activities, especially those related to the climate change, implemented directly by FAO or other partners

Oversee the financial expenditures according to approved budget by the donor and in alignment with FAO practices and policies


Minimum Requirements:

An advanced university degree in relevant field, such as public administration, environmental management or other relevant field is required;
A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience relevant to project management and good knowledge on climate change related issues;
Writing and communication skills in Azerbaijani;
Working knowledge of English

National of Azerbaijan

FAO Core Competencies:

Tags climate change continuous improvement environmental management knowledge sharing project implementation project management public administration transparency

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Conceptualizes and analyzes problems to identify key issues, underlying gaps, and how they relate;
Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills and applies them in the work;
Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment and to deal with complex multi-stakeholder environment;
Demonstrated experience in conducting the interviews and desk reviews, as well as stakeholder mapping;
Demonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports.

Good understanding of current issues related to climate change policy;
Full computer literacy in internet searching and Microsoft Office programs i.e. MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-Power Point. Website management experience is an asset.

Completes tasks in a timely, cost-effective way and/or escalated properly

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

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