Deadline: 25 October, 2021

Location: Chipata, Zambia

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Agriculture Food Value Chain Specialist.

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


  • In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, the forestry department, and the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, provide technical support to the sector activities under the SUN II programme in Eastern and Muchinga provinces
  • Liaise with the local NGOs and the DNCC to ensure the implementation of nutrition-sensitive agricultural activities relating to FAO technical support to SUN II in the two provinces
  • In consultation with the SUN II monitoring and evaluation specialist, carry out monitoring and evaluation of SUN II activities in the assigned provinces
  • In consultation with the communications specialist, collaborate with the district and provincial media organisations to communicate information relating to FAO technical support to SUN II
  • Contribute to the organisation of and/or participate in meetings, conferences, workshops, consultations, and field visits as needed
  • Contribute to building collaborations and partnerships
  • Represent FAO in the district and provincial level SUN II partners’ meeting in the assigned provinces
  • Write monthly progress reports relating to FAO technical support to SUN II in the two provinces
  • Provide weekly updates on the project implementation during the SUN II team weekly meetings
  • Provide technical guidance and support project implementation specifically related to output one on agriculture production liaising with the nutrition specialist and the national project coordinator
  • Review information materials and develop technical papers and guidelines related to agricultural food value chain
  • Appraise capacity building needs related to the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness and improved impacts of agriculture value chain development; and develop training materials and play a leading role in training activities
  • Collect and disseminate relevant data and information related to food value chains and systems, including, for example, trends and developments, approaches, impacts, lessons and good practices
  • Provide technical support to production and processing of fish and fish products
  • Provide technical support to production and management of short cycle small livestock
  • Provide guidance to the production and management of poultry
  • Support with food safety and the aflatoxins reduction actions throughout the agriculture food value chain
  • Support the production of underutilised high nutrition crops through access to inputs for crops such as soya beans, bambara nuts, groundnuts, beans, cowpeas, pigeon pease, etc
  • Promote sustainable production practices in food production


  • Bachelor of master’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Livestock Production or a related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant progressive experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in rendering business development services (BDS)
  • Knowledge of nutrition is an added advantage
  • Nationality of Zambia

To apply and for more information, click here.

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