Technical Adviser Job at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for Karachi Pakistan. Deadline to apply 14th May 2021

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Adviser.

Areas of Interest/ Specialization

  • Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
  • Community Development
  • Economics
  • Environment and Conservation
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness, rural development, climate change or relevant agro-allied disciplines.

Experience

  • 7 year’s relevant experience in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in technical cooperation’s related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in working with intergovernmental bodies and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrate experience in agribusiness service providing Micro and Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and capacity enhancement, regulating and institutionalizing frameworks at federal and provincial levels for rural value chain and MSMEs development.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in promoting gender inclusive income and employment generation, enhanced productivity and profitability of MSMEs’ involved in primary production, service provision and value addition in and around selected clusters of production.
  • Experience with international and donor organizations implementing participatory projects is considered a strong asset.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in analyzing natural resources management and related issues.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation of technical and policy reports, guidelines and manuals.
  • Key Functions
    • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned technical cooperation-related programmes/projects.
    • Coordinate technical cooperation activities and programme-related activities and reviews the assessments of issues and trends for their implementation and leads the preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies.
    • Supervise preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
    • Contribute to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposals for agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
  • Specific Functions
    • Manage programme-related activities and reviews the assessments of issues and trends for the implementation of programmes and projects and the preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies.
    • Lead and evaluates progress and planning against work plans and projects’ objectives for the ongoing FAO implemented projects in the Province of Sindh.
    • Supervise the team and provides guidance to project staff and subcontractors.
    • Oversee the overall implementation of the activities, establishment of development goals  project targets and allocation thereof to provincial program offices and structuring of interventions in the project districts.
    • Lead coordination, communication and provides technical support to Provincial Managers, Value Chain Specialists and the project teams.
    • Ensure implementation of programmatic policies and procedures for smooth and effective implementation of the project activities.

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