National Project Personal - National Project Manager , Kiev, Ukraine

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

Country: Ukraine

City: Kyiv

Office: FAO Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Thursday, 26 August 2021


National Project Personal - National Project Manager

Job Posting: 12/Aug/2021

Closure Date: 26/Aug/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEUKR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Ukraine-Kiev

Duration : 31 Dec-2021 (with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and fund availability)

Post Number : N/A

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

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

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

Organizational Setting

FAO implements the Ukraine Programme from its Programme Office in Kiev, Ukraine and its satellite offices in Zaporizhzhia, L’viv and Kramatorsk under the overall responsibility of the Deputy Regional Representative - Programme - in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and managed by the Head of the FAO Office in Ukraine. FAO assists the Government of Ukraine to develop policies, programmes to deliver on SDG commitments notably on those related poverty, food security, equality and environment. The programs implement agri-food projects in close collaboration with International Organisations that promote sustainable development in the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors. FAO Ukraine has started to implement a 48 months duration EU funded project titled "Inclusive, competitive and sustainable value chain for agriculture, fisheries and forestry" (GCP/UKR/012/EC) in Ukraine. The project seeks to support evidence-based policy dialogue between the issues related to smallholder farming, forestry and fisheries, through piloting of tools, processes, integration and linkages building. It has three expected outcomes as appended below: Outcome 1: Improved administrative capacity in contributing to policy making and decision-making; improved fisheries and aquaculture governance towards sustainability, including legislative advancements; improved fisheries monitoring and control; and improved capacity in data collection in support of fisheries research and scientific advice. Outcome 2: Strengthened enabling environment for the forestry sector to help secure the long-term sustainability of forest management and to improve evidence-based policymaking in the sector. Outcome 3: Selected food value chains strengthened and smallholder farmers integrated sustainably in these value chains through improved access to finance, inputs and services. Outcome 1 Fisheries- plans to work directly with the State Agency for Fisheries under Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food focusses to improve policy and decision-making, improve governance (including legislative advancements) towards sustainability, monitoring and control, capacity development and the provision of scientific advice. Outcome 2 Forestry- plans to work directly with the State Agency for Forestry Resources under the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, sector to support secure long-term sustainability of forest management through policy advice, capacity development and technical assistance and outcome 3 Agriculture value chain is for value chain development, agriculture extension and advisory services, business modelling and implementation of matching grants and complementary with EU funded Technical Assistance (TA) project, which have been planned to work at community level in Lviv and Zakarpattia.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Representative and of the de-facto Head of the Office/Budget Holder, the direct supervision of the Head of Office/Programme Officer in Ukraine, the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer and in close collaboration with other staff and other projects.

Technical Focus

The National Project Manager will be responsible for the provision of support to the planning, implementation, coordination monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the project and specifically carry out the following tasks:

Tasks and responsibilities

Coordination and collaboration:

Facilitate the organization of the Project Steering Committee. In collaboration with project Team Leader, Head of Office and project LTO, draft the ToRs for the PSC including list of members and clear roles and responsibilities. Support to organize PSC meeting as per schedule, share relevant information and minutes of the meeting to the member.

Facilitate and strengthen collaboration with national project’s stakeholders and regional/international partners to ensure smooth implementation and delivery of project’s activities, coordinate project interventions with other ongoing projects of FAO.

In collaboration with National and International Consultant, as appropriate, carryout research and technical-studies, as deemed appropriate to the project; work as the first point to prepare and review relevant documents and reports to be submitted project Team Leader for LTO clearance.

Produce a variety of technical outputs such as overview, brief, report, papers etc.

Assist the Team Leader in preparation and drafting the project progress reports and other technical reports required by the Project.

Coordinate with Operations Unit to prepare, update and follow-up project procurement plan.

In collaboration with project team and Communication Officer, lead the development and implementation of project communication and visibility plan and products such as project brochure, project brief, evidence based good practices, advocacy brief, posters, IEC materials and regular update of the website page.

Planning and implementation of project activities:

In close coordination with the Team Leader, Technical Officers and Operations Unit develop and update project work plans, review progress where necessary, identify corrective measures to overcome operational constraints.

Oversee day-to-day implementation of the project in line with the workplans. Prepare task force meetings and ensure availability of secretarial support.

In close liaison with the Team Leader, facilitate national-level communication with institutions, organize regular planning, facilitate preparation of national level workshops, draft meeting agenda, minutes and follow actions;
Assist the Team Leader in preparation and drafting specifications for Purchase Requisions and in the preparation and drafting Letters of Agreement.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting:

Supports the project Team Leader to liaise and coordinate with national consultants, ensures timely collection of inputs, technical support services and ensures appropriate follow-up actions.

In close collaboration with M&E Officer to provide contributions to development and maintenance of M&E framework of the Project.

Facilitates submission reports to project Team Leader, in a consistent and timely manner, ensuring final uploads to the Field Programme Management Information System (FPMIS).

Work closely with operations unit for timely completion/closure of the project, including identification of project follow-up requirements.

Ensures he quality of data/documentation in the Field Programme Management Information System (FPMIS) for assigned project.

Any other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Agriculture Science, Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences or related fields.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience.

Advanced knowledge of English. Knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an advantage.

Proficiency in Ukrainian.

National of Ukraine.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in NGOs, INGOs, UN or other technical and/or humanitarian assistance organizations.

Ability to work under pressure and to carry out several tasks in a timely fashion and under tight deadlines, with minimum supervision.

Relevant experience and skills in programme and project implementation, project formulation, analysis and planning.

Good understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, UN’s guidelines, and project / programme management procedures.

Systematic and efficient approach to work on assignments, good judgment and analytical ability.

Direct project implementation experience is an asset.


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