Capacity Development and Climate Smart Agriculture Specialist, Rwanda

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

Country: Rwanda

City: Kigali, Rwanda

Office: FAO Kigali, Rwanda

Closing date: Monday, 7 June 2021


Capacity development and climate smart agriculture specialist

Job Posting: 24/May/2021

Closure Date: 07/Jun/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRRWA

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Rwanda

Duration : 40 days

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.

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

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

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


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ("FAO" or "Organization") is an intergovernmental organization with more than 194 member nations. Since its inception, FAO has worked to alleviate poverty and hunger by promoting agricultural development, improved nutrition and the pursuit of food security - defined as the access of all people at all times to the food they need for an active and healthy life. To achieve its goals, FAO cooperates with thousands of partners worldwide, from farmers‘ groups to traders, from non-governmental organizations to other UN agencies, from development banks to agribusiness firms (further and more detailed information on FAO can be found on the internet site: The main aim of FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve security and reduce hunger and malnutrition to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forest sectors, and use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

The National Consultant will report to the FAO Representative (FAOR) and all reports will be finalized under the guidance of FAOR Assistant in Charge of Program and the national project manager.

Tasks and Responsibilities

- - Familiarise himself/herself with the project context. - - Liaise with key stakeholders involved in the project formulation to collect their inputs. - - work closely with the nutrition-sensitive agriculture specialist in the formulation of the curriculum objectives and outline - - Conduct desk review of existing documentation and conduct a situational analysis on capacity development and climate smart agriculture components to guide the formulation of the curriculum. - - Propose modules/content on capacity development and climate smart agriculture components of the curriculum, taking into consideration of the youth and gender factors. - - Conduct and participate in a series of consultations (virtual or face-to-face) of key stakeholders to raise awareness and commitment, to identify, collect data, information and insights to complement analysis that will feed into the process, and consolidate emerging issues and areas in line with priorities identified and agreed in the project document, and collect inputs for the development of the curriculum. - - Prepare and facilitate a stakeholder’s consultation process to share the main components and features of the curriculum (relevance and coherence, stakeholder engagement, etc.) and collect inputs for the finalization of the components for the curriculum. - - Finalize and submit the full component of the curriculum with annexes to FAO Rwanda. - - Compile all components into one finalized curriculum (components: capacity development, climate smart agriculture and nutrition sensitive agriculture).


Minimum Requirements

Advanced University degree in Agriculture sciences, environmental sciences and other related fields.

A minimum of 5 years‘ work experience in national, regional or international organizations in a variety of areas including agricultural development, institutional planning and budgeting; strategic planning and management.

At least 3 years‘ experience on climate-smart agriculture is required.

Experience on capacity development is required.

Excellent communication and writing skills in English.

Previous and demonstrated experience in supporting FAO or other UN agencies would be an advantage.

National of Rwanda or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Corporate Competencies

Results focus



Building effective relationships

Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Show familiarity with current guidelines, policies, and regulations on capacity development and climate smart agriculture

Demonstrated experience and capacity in curricula development and writing.

Sound expertise in conducting situational analyses engaging public institutions and other development stakeholders.

Capable to work independently and perform under tight deadlines.

Good inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude, ability to engage effectively with policy and decision makers.

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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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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