Deadline: 01 October, 2021

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking to fill the role of Senior Policy Specialist.

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


  • Lead on policy and advocacy work for Agricultural Transformation Office (ATO), including managing relationships with relevant external lobby groups, preparing documents on specific development issues for a range of stakeholders, lobby groups and audiences
  • Provide policy and political analysis on issues of agri-food systems and synthesise country’s perspectives to national and global policy discussions
  • Ensure knowledge sharing and information
  • Prepare policy briefs, technical notes, presentations and reports on a regular basis
  • Create policy proposals to further the GoK’s agenda through coordinating the policymaking process with state experts and agencies
  • Support promotion of digital-driven data collection and service delivery to enhance effective monitoring and reporting, including reporting on progress made in transforming agriculture, policy effectiveness, as well as SDG indicators
  • Support the rollout and domestication of ASTGS at county level to enhance coherence between implementation and the policy
  • Assist communications, to ensure that policy ideas are accurately communicated in government’s messages
  • Ensure that linkages and synergies with other agricultural programmes and projects are exploited for increased impact and avoidance of duplication
  • Liaise with policymakers, government agencies and non-state actors at the national, county, and local level
  • Perform any other tasks as may be required by the principal secretary


  • Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Public Policy, Development Economics, Policy Analysis, or a related field
  • Ten years, minimum, of relevant experience in agriculture and rural development, monitoring, mapping and analysing policy decisions, programmes and investments in areas related to food, agriculture, food security and nutrition
  • Working knowledge of English and Swahili
  • Nationality of Kenya

To apply and for more information, click here.

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