National Project Personnel - Project Assistant, Georgia

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

Country: Georgia

Closing date: Friday, 20 May 2022


National Project Personnel - Project Assistant

Job Posting: 06/May/2022

Closure Date: 20/May/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FEGEO

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Georgia

Duration : 3 months of probation period, with the possibility of extension

Post Number : N/A

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

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Organizational Setting

FAO mandate in Georgia is to support national efforts to promote food security and sustainable development of agricultural sector. FAO priorities in Georgia reflect the objectives and priorities of the Government set in the strategy papers related to agricultural development. In essence FAO assists the Government in creating and implementing an institutional, legal and regulatory environment. At the same time, FAO supports individuals working in agriculture - farmers, cooperatives, companies etc. by providing technical and financial assistance.

Reporting Lines

The Project Assistant will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the National Dairy Specialist based in Zugdidi.

Technical Focus

The Project Assistant will assist the National Dairy Specialist and Project coordinator in creating and support a network of Demonstration plots in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti.The Project Assistant will provide technical, administrative and logistic support to all extension activities undertaken in Samegrelo Zemo-Svaneti under the project.

Tasks and responsibilities

Assist in identification and selection of farmers for each demonstration plot

Participate in the Needs Assessment in each potential location for Demonstration Plots, to define the strategies of extensions through the Demos, topics of training, etc.

Organize and plan exchange visits, field trainings, field days, sharing of practices, support field visits when required

Provide administrative and logistics support required for training and demonstration foreseen

Manage deliveries to and from the Field Office storage, and inventory of items/equipment

Support the Project coordinator and National Dairy Specialist in the preparation of work plans, workshop updates and the project reporting

Assist in monitoring implementation of activities to achieve project outcomes

Provide technical support to national M&E officer in setting up and implementing projects‘ monitoring systems in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti

Keep good communication with other team members, responding promptly to others‘ requests

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Agriculture, Veterinary, Livestock Production, food safety.

Working experience in Agriculture, Veterinary, Livestock Production or food safety sector.

Two years of relevant experience in project management, managing field projects in the sector of animal husbandry, food safety or technical support to farmers.

National of Georgia

Working knowledge of English

Knowledge of Megrelian is an asset

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Proven capacity to establish working relationships with smallholder farmers

Excellent communication skills, proven ability to convey complex ideas through clear and effective oral presentations

Good skills in community mobilization as well as inter-personal relations

Support on the elaboration of Procurement Plans

Computer literacy


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