Posted by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Na Private Gedo
Company: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Experience: 2 - 5 years
Category: Agriculture - Environment - Ecology
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF TASK(S) AND OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVEDUnder the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge for Somalia, the Agriculture Sector Coordinator ; under the general supervision of the relevant technical divisions in FAO and the direct supervision of the Agriculture Operations and Emergency Programme Coordinator, the Emergency Agriculture Inputs Officer will be responsible for the following tasks: Support the Agriculture sector technical operations; Assist in identifying procurement needs and compilation of specification requirements for procurement of materials, agricultural inputs; and services as per the FAO guidelines; Assist in drafting of contracts and letters of agreement to be issued for services providers; Update on agricultural inputs distribution under various projects; Organize consultation meetings with all key implementing partners of agricultural projects on a regular basis and coordinate the activities with the partners; Reporting any challenges or constraints in a timely manner and ensure timely and effective response; Receive, revise and provide first assessment of field reports (weekly, interim and final reports); Track record of achievements made by purchase orders and letters of agreements against work plan; Providing regular updates on project implementation to HQ/donors in close collaboration with the information and monitoring officers; Perform any other duty and activity upon instructions of the Agriculture Operations and Emergency Coordinator; Agriculture Sector Coordinator or the Officer in Charge for Somalia.Education: Academic Qualifications Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Project Management or Sciences;Technical Competencies and Experience Requirements At least two years professional experience in project implementation; Previous work experience in the UN environment will be considered an advantage; Significant Project Management experience especially on input distribution with previous experience with Somalia/Somali people is desirable ; Good communication and writing skills; Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds; Good Knowledge of computers especially Microsoft office package;Languages Working Knowledge and command of English. Knowledge of another UN language is an added advantage.Selection Criteria Relevance and level of academic qualifications; Relevance and quality of work experience in project implementation with focus on agriculture inputs distribution ; Extent of technical knowledge of contractual issues particularly as applied to publicly funded entities; Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; Ability to identify and analyze complex inputs issues, and propose timely effective solutions; Tact, initiative and sound judgment, and negotiation skills; Written Test; Interview.