National IT Consultant, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

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

Country: Tajikistan

City: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Office: UNFAO Coordination Office in Tajikistan

Closing date: Thursday, 15 April 2021


National IT Consultant

Job Posting: 01/Apr/2021

Closure Date: 15/Apr/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FETAJ

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Tajikistan-Dushanbe

Duration : 100 days on WAE basis until February 28th 2022

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 nations are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The Government of Tajikistan has requested FAO to serve as Delivery Partner of the second Readiness proposal and to complement the work initiated under the first Readiness grant (implemented by the NDA), widening the scope of work and going one step further to achieve concrete products. Particularly, this proposal will complement the work of the first readiness by finalizing the concrete monitoring tool for GCF projects in Tajikistan and including this as a web-based tool in the NDA’s website, along with a database of all climate change related projects implemented in the country as an important instrument for transparency, monitoring and reporting of projects impacts and climate action in Tajikistan to comply with the commitments under the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Reporting Lines

The National IT Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) of the project, the National Project Coordinator and operational supervision of the Budget Holder, as well as in close consultation with the National Designated Authority (NDA) - Committee on Environmental Protection under the Government of Tajikistan and in close liaison with FAO Tajikistan personnel.

Technical Focus

The National IT Consultant in close collaboration with the National Team Leader and Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring the NDA website is updated with modules/dataset/features as required in the project "GCP/TAJ/015/GCR Support the Republic of Tajikistan to strengthen its capacities for monitoring and evaluation of climate finance, identifying potential Direct Access Entities and engaging the private sector on climate change related investments with the Green Climate Fund."

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will contribute to the Readiness support implementation in the Republic of Tajikistan and other relevant activities related to FAO’s Green Climate Fund’s work and will specifically:

In coordination with the National and International Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists develop a database with interactive features to track and monitor climate change related activities in the Republic of Tajikistan;
Conduct a survey among the potential users of the NDA website to understand users‘ needs and demands to be included in the website;
Set - up a bilingual platform (Tajik and English);
Support the development of a module within the NDA website to include the training curricula and materials developed for trainings;
Develop a manual for the NDA staff and the coordination mechanism on the use of the web-based platform for tracking, monitoring climate change activities and training modules in the Republic of Tajikistan;
Update the manual for the NDA on the use of the NDA website, including the modules added for the online assessment of projects for the GCF;
Provide support to ensure proper setup of the updated Eco-Monitoring System, including by ensuring equipment and networks at the 8 agro-ecological zones are up and running properly;
Organize a workshop/ training for transferring basic information and skills to the NDA staff and other relevant national stakeholders that will be users of the website for tracking, monitoring climate change activities in the country, including on content creation and content sharing. Part of the workshop should also be dedicated to strengthen the capacities of the NDA to use the improved NDA website;
Perform other duties and activities as required to ensure successful implementation of the project.


Minimum Requirements

Associate degree(s) and/or University degree(s) in Information Technology or related fields;
A minimum of 4 years of programming and web development experience, preferably in an international environment;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Russian).

National of or resident of the Republic of Tajikistan.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Proven work experience coordinating work on IT and website design is highly desirable;
Ability and self-initiative to carry out assigned tasks within deadlines in a team as well as under minimal supervision;
Knowledge of environmental/ climate change issues/ SDGs is an asset;
Understanding of large format printers and colour management;
Excellent knowledge and use of graphic design software (Pit Stop, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.);
Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
Knowledge of FAO procedures and clearances required for publication of materials is desirable;
Proficiency in Tajik is an advantage.

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


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