Deadline: 25 November, 2021

Location: Bujumbura, Burundi

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Project Coordinator.

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

Responsibilities

  • Collect and collate information on technologies and digital solutions in agriculture
  • Compile information on youth and women’s activities in agricultural entrepreneurship and financial service providers and development partners
  • Work with the international ICT expert and populate the interactive Digital Engagement Platform with data and information on innovative and digital solutions in agriculture, including specific youth and women-related information in agribusiness and associated value chains
  • Review existing agribusiness strategies to reflect new realities of Covid-19 and other emerging issues that affect youth and women employment and agricultural entrepreneurship
  • Review and build on existing socio-economic assessments on the impact of Covid-19 on women and youth employment and agricultural entrepreneurship
  • Along with the international agribusiness expert and the country focal person of the project, identify target youth and women beneficiaries according to agreed selection criteria and organise capacity-building exercises on selected value chains 
  • Map existing women and youth networks, incubation centres and TVET institutions in the agriculture sector and enhance the capacities of selected institutions to design and execute interventions 
  • Work with the international agribusiness expert and review existing work on agriculture value chains in target countries with high potential for employment/income generation for youth and women
  • Develop value chain upgrading strategies and implementation plans for supporting youth and women agricultural entrepreneurs
  • Work with the international agribusiness expert, developing matchmaking strategies for youth and women agricultural entrepreneurs with financial services 
  • Organise dialogues between financial service providers and youth and women agricultural entrepreneurs in the beneficiary countries for possible matchmaking
  • Provide support in organising and delivering, where necessary, presentations on the project activities on behalf of the FAO country office and FAO-SFE
  • Provide monthly reports on activities carried out
  • Perform other related duties as requested

Requirements

  • University degree in Rural Development, Agribusiness, Economics, Sociology or a related field
  • Four years, minimum, of relevant experience in agribusiness, policy and strategy development
  • Four years, minimum, of programme formulation and management
  • Four years, minimum, of operational support in employment policies and youth empowerment
  • Working knowledge of French and English
  • Nationality of Burundi

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: FAOAmericas

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