Good Practices Documentation Specialist, Gaza City

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

Country: occupied Palestinian territory

City: Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory

Office: FAO Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory

Closing date: Monday, 1 March 2021

Job Description - Good Practices Documentation Specialist (2100511)

Job Description

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2100511

Good Practices Documentation Specialist

Job Posting: 15/Feb/2021

Closure Date: 02/Mar/2021, 4:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit : WBGS

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: WBGS-Gaza City

Duration : 3 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations d epending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The FAO Coordination Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip (FAO WBGS) Programme has been implementing a Multi-donor Agribusiness Programme (MAP) titled "Reform and Development of Markets, Value Chains and Producers‘ Organizations" in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) since September 2017. The programme, which is funded by Denmark, the Netherlands, the European Union, Switzerland, and Spain, seeks to enable Palestinian agriculture to generate better income, trade, and welfare following an integrated value-chain development approach towards more market-oriented, competitive, and profitable agribusiness. Within this framework, FAO WBGS seeks the services of a competent consultant to identify, analyse and document good practices and lessons learned from the project’s implementation.

Reporting Lines

The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, technical and functional supervision of the Head of Programme, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager, and in close collaboration with the Reporting and Communications officer and other technical team members

Technical Focus

Timely and quality identification of good practices and lessons learned from the project’s implementation, conducting an analysis of the identified practices, and developing a collection of 12 best practice documents. The good practices are expected to be identified and documented long the agri-food value chain (agri-food production, value addition and processing, marketing, services...etc) and the four priority areas of the MAP.

Tasks and responsibilities

Identification and analysis of good practices and lessons learned;
Review project reports in consultations with the MAP’s project team, Implementing Partners (IPs) and the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to identify the 12 most significant good practices and lessons learned from the project’s implementation.

Conduct field visits to be acquainted with the identified practices; conduct interviews with the project’s beneficiaries and collect testimonies and photographs illustrating the impact of the identified practices to substantiate claims.

Review and analyse the identified practices to demonstrate their innovatiive character in terms of design, implementation effectiveness, resource use efficiency and sustainability (e.g., engagement of beneficiaries and local communities, financial viability, stakeholder commitment; environmental impact and gender sensitiveness; etc). Good practices should also demonstrate potential for replication and scalability.

Verify the findings with the MAP project team, IPs, MoA and establish the positioning of the good practices within national plans and policies.

Documentation of Good practices documents;
Work closely with the MAP project team to develop a standard, customized template and format for documenting the good practices and lessons learned.

Produce 12 thematic good practices documents, each not exceeding 3-4 pages, following the customized template and format.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

University degree in Social Sciences, Agribusiness, Economics, International relations or other related field;
Tags agribusiness continuous improvement good practices international relations knowledge sharing local communities monitoring and evaluation palestinian project manager social sciences transparency value chain west bank west bank and gaza

At least 5 years of relevant experience and demonstrated ability to write quality reports;
Prior experience in implementation, design, monitoring and evaluation of International development interventions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip would be an advantage

Working knowledge of English and Arabic

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, analytical and interpersonal abilities;
Demonstrated capacity to work in a dynamic environment coordinating across different teams and sectors;
Ability to travel to the West Bank and to the Gaza Strip;
Selection Criteria

Demonstrated experience in conducting previous similar assignments.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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