Deadline: 09 November, 2021

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking to fill the role of National Livelihoods and Social Protection Specialist.

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


  • Review and ensure inclusion of minimum FAO quality standards
  • Develop ToR for selection of financial service providers, monitor bids, support the technical evaluation of bidders, and contribute to draft the contract
  • In collaboration with the humanitarian and procurement teams, undertake field missions to identify agro-dealers participating in FAO voucher or electronic voucher interventions
  • Contribute to developing letters of agreement (i.e., contracts with relevant partners), monitor implementation and deliverables, and ensure on-time reporting and payment
  • Support partner training and the use of the promoted technologies for cash and voucher for beneficiary selection, registration and cash and input distribution
  • Support the cash and voucher operational plan in collaboration with the humanitarian team and the relevant partners
  • Coordinate, jointly with the digital support analyst, the identification and registration of beneficiaries
  • Coordinate the implementation of cash and voucher interventions with partners at the field level
  • Undertake learning and joint supervision mission with the FAO and PSNP regional teams
  • Attend livelihood group meetings and other relevant coordination spaces in Addis Ababa
  • Regularly review and improve the intervention models for voucher or e-voucher programming, including the identification of relevant partners and technologies for FAO Ethiopia


  • Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Livelihood, or a related discipline
  • Seven years, minimum, of experience in handling projects tied to value chain development, business development, social protection, or resilience
  • Working knowledge of English and good knowledge of the duty station’s local language
  • Nationality of Ethiopia

To apply and for more information, click here.

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