Deadline: 07 February, 2021

Location: Egypt

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking to fill the role of part-time National Technical Advisor.

FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Responsibilities

  • Advise the project team developing strategies and implementation project plan
  • Provide technical support in natural resources management and agrobiodiversity
  • Advise the national project technical advisor (NCTA) and project team in managing and monitoring the project work progress, ensuring timely delivery of project outputs
  • Support the NCTA in preparing annual workplans and quarterly and annual technical progress reports to the donor according to its respective reporting guidelines
  • Contribute to reports, promotional and other documents, including lessons learnt
  • Provide strategic guidance to the NCTA  in organising and conducting effective stakeholder meetings in line with the workplan
  • Support the Desert Research Centre in preparation and development of natural resources management plan for target sites in addition to the arrangements to implement the plan
  • Work closely with FAO Egypt in providing overall quality assurance for the project based on GEF rules and procedures
  • Advise the NCTA and contracted partners in the review of project targets and outputs against the progress and changing conditions in the target areas
  • Provide advice and support the process of workplan formulation, budgets and work packages in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAO and GEF, guidelines for national implementation, guide on measures to mainstream gender considerations in the project activities and in the monitoring and evaluation
  • Contribute to the project capacity building programme and support overall project monitoring work
  • Conduct field visits, as needed, to monitor field activities and assist with the organisation of visits and supervision missions from the partner institutions
  • Support the application of the Diversity Assessment Tool for agro-biodiversity and Resilience (DATAR) in the target sites to quantify the crop biodiversity
  • Review and evaluate the SLWM practices focused on agro-biodiversity and proposed by DRC to be implemented in the farmers’ field
  • Liaise with FAO Egypt in the tracking, management and update of project risk and provide corrective recommendation where possible
  • Provide advice and inputs to FAO Egypt in drafting management responses to issues and recommendation raised by mid-term and final term evaluations
  • Liaison with experts and other stakeholders and provide technical inputs for the development of guidelines, training materials and others as necessary
  • Assist in providing data and resources for the training and awareness, raising material prepared and used at the national level
  • Provide any other relevant technical assistance needed

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agriculture or a related field
  • Seven years, minimum, of leading capacity development work
  • Knowledge of English
  • National of Egypt or resident in the country with a regular work permit

To apply and for more information, click here.

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