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 Forest and Farm Facility Consultant 


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Organizational Setting
The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Tanzania Country Office – is intending to implement the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) programme in Tanzania. The FFF programme is a multi-donor programme housed within the Forestry Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides direct financial support and technical assistance to strengthen forest and farm producer organizations (FFPOs) representing smallholders, rural women’s groups, local communities and indigenous peoples’ institutions. Collectively, forest and farm producers have the potential to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to respond to climate change at landscape scales.

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Reporting Lines
The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Country Representative in Tanzania and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme). The Programme Officer will also work in close collaboration with the Country FFF Facilitator who will oversee the overall project implementation.
Technical Focus
In this regard, FAO is seeking to engage Programme Officer  who will, among other tasks, make sure that the project is aligned with the country’s needs and priorities. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the FAO Country Office supporting team as well as other experts responsible for the project implementation.
Tasks and responsibilities
The AFC will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Support the FFF national programme management in coordination with key implementing partners
  • Support development of in-country annual work plans with the direct FFF partners and relevant government institutions.
  • Draft country budget in line with the annual work plan,
  • Support the process of the scoping study for the implementation of the FFF in the country.
  • Coordinate FFF baseline studies which will be undertaken by implementing partners in the country;
  • Plan and organize exchange visits for experience and knowledge sharing among producer associations in- and outside the county;
  • Prepare monthly and draft annual reports
  • In consultation with key stakeholders, identify potential implementation partners and prepare in-country Letters of Agreement (LoAs;
  • Participate in national FFF events and other policy platforms relevant to FFF implementation;
  • Facilitate basic FFF tools to partner FFPOs, such as the FFPO self-assessment tool, proposal writing workshops, risk management, etc.
  • Follow up on selection and implementation of Small grants
  • Participate in development and implementation of the Communication strategy
  • Develop the  FFF communication and visibility materials for awareness raising in the country (Brochures, posters, videos etc) around the 4 outcomes;
  • Support producer organisations to develop their own communication strategies;
  • Support the Monitoring and Learnings in the country
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced degree in forestry, natural resources management, or environmental management; background on business administration is an added advantage.
  • Five years of progressively responsible professional experience, including development, management and / or evaluation of field projects relating to socio-economic forestry;
  • Fluent in English.
  • Candidate should be Tanzanian;
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FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Experience in administrative and financial management of field projects and its monitoring processes;
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder consultation and decision making processes;
  • Experience in producer organizations and/or private sector is a plus;
  • Experience in providing technical advice and support on social forest and producer organizations issues;
  • Good writing, presentation and communication skills;
  • Experience in administrative and financial management of field projects and its monitoring processes;
  • Experience in multi-stakeholder consultation and decision making processes;
  • Experience in producer organizations and/or private sector is a plus;
  • Experience in providing technical advice and support on social forest and producer organizations issues;
  • Good writing, presentation and communication skills;
Selection Criteria
  • Academic qualifications; Advanced university degree in forestry, natural resources management, or environmental management; background on business administration is an added advantage.
  • Extent and relevance of work experience;
  • Document writing skills.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
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HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
Closure Date : 07/Jul/2020, 9:59:00 PM

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National Project Coordinator


Organizational Setting
Within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases (ECTAD), under the overall administrative and functional supervision of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, the National Project coordinator will provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project outputs at the country level.


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Reporting Lines
The National Project Coordinator for Global Framework for Transboundary Animal Diseases – African Swine Fever (GFTADs-ASF) will work within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and under the direct supervision of the Country Team Leader (CTL) of FAO-ECTAD, Tanzania and in close collaboration with the programme and administration staff in FAO Tanzania. He/she will also work in close collaboration with the Regional Project Coordinator and the technical backstopping and supervision of the ECTAD Regional Manager for Eastern Africa.
Tasks And Responsibilities
The Project Coordinator will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project outputs at the country level in close consultation with the FAOR, the CTL and Government authorities.
    • Plan the recruitment, develop TORs and provide supervision of short-term consultants required to undertake specific tasks within the framework of the project as set in the SOW and/or WP,
  • Facilitate country specific field missions to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.
  • Contribute to updating or development of a country level strategy and contingency plan for ASF,
  • Coordinate national validation workshop for the country strategy and contingency plan for ASF,
  • Coordinate in-country national consultative workshops on public-private sector engagement to control ASF
  • Coordinate national workshops on biosecurity and animal husbandry practices
  • Monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets set to evaluate the progress and results achieved by the project in 2020; and for planning the implementation for year 2021.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely submission of quarterly and annual activity progress reports, and financial reports to The Project Coordinator will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Provide overall leadership, management and technical guidance to ensure the achievement of project objectives and delivery of project outputs at the country level in close consultation with the FAOR, the CTL and Government authorities.
    • Plan the recruitment, develop TORs and provide supervision of short-term consultants required to undertake specific tasks within the framework of the project as set in the SOW and/or WP,
  • Facilitate country specific field missions to achieve the aims and objectives of the project.
    • Contribute to updating or development of a country level strategy and contingency plan for ASF,
    • Coordinate national validation workshop for the country strategy and contingency plan for ASF,
    • Coordinate in-country national consultative workshops on public-private sector engagement to control ASF
    • Coordinate national workshops on biosecurity and animal husbandry practices
  • Monitoring and reporting on indicators and targets set to evaluate the progress and results achieved by the project in 2020; and for planning the implementation for year 2021.
  • Ensuring accurate and timely submission of quarterly and annual activity progress reports, and financial reports to
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CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements

  • A Master’s level degree in veterinary science/medicine – Advanced degree in Veterinary Epidemiology is an added advantage
  • Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible professional experience in rural development work preferably in programme management in animal health;
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Transboundary Animal Diseases, particularly ASF, in terms of population, management, and gender programming;
  • Good understanding of the Government systems, particularly in the veterinary / animal health service areas;
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment and at district and/or community level;
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking and sound judgment; team building and advocacy skills;
  • Experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a strong asset; and
  • Fluency in English
  • Candidate should be Tanzanian;
FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills

  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Transboundary Animal Diseases, particularly ASF, in terms of population, management, and gender programming;
  • Good understanding of the Government systems, particularly in the veterinary / animal health service areas;
  • Experience in working in a multi-cultural environment and at district and/or community level;
  • Good analytical and strategic thinking and sound judgment; team building and advocacy skills;
  • Experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a strong asset;
Selection Criteria

  • A Master’s level degree in veterinary science/medicine – Advanced degree in Veterinary Epidemiology is an added advantage
  • Substantive knowledge and practical experience in Transboundary Animal Diseases, particularly ASF, in terms of population, management, and gender programming;
  • Document writing skills especially experience in programme/project planning, design, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation
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Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
Closure Date 12/Jul/2020, 4:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit
FRURT
Job Type
Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition
NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level
N/A
Primary Location
Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar Es Salaam
Duration
11 months
Post Number
N/A
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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