Deadline: 18 March, 2022

Location: Maiduguri, Nigeria

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

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


  • Assist the head of office, the emergency programme coordinator and the operations in the monitoring of projects
  • Prepare detail status of the level of implementation of projects
  • Contribute to food security situation analysis, development and management of database on agriculture-related operations including participation in livelihood and food security assessment missions
  • Assist in the preparation of letters of agreement, and UN-to-UN agreements of all approved partners, submit to emergency programme coordinator for review before submission to the responsible officer for final approval
  • Provide assistance in the identification and selection of potential Service providers, participate in undertaking due diligence process for new SPs according to FAO guidelines, ensuring best practices in targeting, monitoring and reporting in the implementation of FAO interventions
  • Provide link between FAO programme on one hand, service providers and other partners (INGOs and NNGOs) on the other hand and in close collaboration with the FAO northeast programme head, reporting and partnership officer, monitoring and evaluation officer, operations unit and programme teams on livelihood, food and nutrition security issues
  • Contribute to preparation of project concept notes and proposals and support in work planning and implementation monitoring
  • Assist in liaison with counterpart institutions in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to ensure effective collaboration in implementation of activities and oversight monitoring
  • Facilitate the liaison between the government entities and other partners
  • Ensure SPs comply with FAO’s standards in the implementation of activities and conduct performance evaluation of SPs on annual basis or as may be required
  • Assist in maintaining partners’ databases and tracking of LoAs in terms of disbursement of payments, submission of reports and LoA closures
  • Act as the focal person for the food security sector
  • Perform any other related duties, as required


  • University degree in Agriculture, Economics or Rural Development
  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Livestock, Animal Husbandry, Animal Health, preferably with inclusion of fisheries and disaster management disciplines
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors, including work experience with national and international NGOs, UN agencies, governments and donors
  • Working knowledge of the local major languages (e.g., Kanuri and Hausa) spoken in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (highly desirable)
  • Fluency in English (writing and spoken)
  • Nationality of Nigeria

To apply and for more information, click here.

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