Apply New Careers at Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking to recruit an expert to support the process of developing a funding project proposal.
FAO Tanzania in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and other government agencies is supporting the development of the funding project proposal titled ‘ Enhancing Climate Change Resilience (ECCR) in the Kagera and Geita Regions of Tanzania “.

In this regard, FAO is seeking to engage a National Lead Consultant who will, among other tasks, make sure that the project is aligned with the country’s needs and priorities. The National Lead Consultant will work in close collaboration with the FAO Country Office supporting team as well as other experts responsible for the project development.
Reporting Lines
The National Lead Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Tanzania and the technical supervision of FAO Lead Technical Officer. The Consultant will also work in close collaboration with the Project Team Leader (PTL) who will oversee the overall project development including the required background studies and annexes.
Tasks and responsibilities
The tasks to be carried out by the National Lead Consultant will include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Plan inception meetings/workshops in Dar Es Salaam/Dodoma and Kagera and Geita regions;
  • Provide technical inputs to the PTL and other engaged consultants on national priority and needs;
  • Present to the national Task Force the work plan and key requirements of funding proposal formulation process;
  • Review and provide guidance on all required studies;
  • Review and provide comments and recommendation on the feasibility study, Environment and social Impact Assessment/Environment and Social Safeguard (ESIA/ESS);
  • Review Annex studies produced by other experts/service provider and draft funding proposal;
  • Ensure interventions are clearly aligned with and reflect priority actions and priority areas indicated in agriculture, climate and environment related national strategies, Programmes and Plans (e.g. Agricultural Sector Development Program phase II (ASDP II), Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Guideline, National Climate Change Strategy (NCS) , Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and Long term Development plans e.g. Five Years Development Plan II, etc.
  • Provide guidance on implementation management and facilitate identification of co-financing;
  • Identify and propose key stakeholders in the Project areas and their potential role in complementing or implementing the Project; and
  • Ensure the final funding proposal and the annexes are aligned with national priorities and addresses the needs of the recipient and requirements of the funding agency.
Required Skills and Experience
  • 10 years of experience in climate change financing mechanisms
  • Past work experience in development of climate change projects in Tanzania
  • Experience designing projects for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Green Climate Fund (GCF), and/or other multilateral/Bilateral climate change funds
  • Multi-sectoral knowledge on Policy and institutional framework with respect to climate change aspects
  • Solid analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think creatively
  • Excellent drafting skills and capacity to synthesize of funding proposals
  • Excellent team leader and coordination skills
  • Experience or knowledge of UN systems is an added advantage.
Applicants for this post must be nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania
Duty station: Home based desk work and field visits (Dar-es-Salaam, Dodoma, Kagera, and Geita)
Duration: 40 working days
Candidates should complete the FAO Taleo Profile Form accessible at: iRecruitment Link Applications should be sent with a detailed CV and Personal Profile Form to:
FAO Representative SI DA H, Ada Estate P. O. Box 2, Dar es Salaam,
Application Deadline
The application should be received not later than July 20th, 2019