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Agribusiness & Value Chain Facilitators

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
3
Job Type:
National Project Personnel (NPP) ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
FAO
Job Province:
Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)
Job Location:
North Waziristan, South Waziristan, Kurram, Orakzai
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Career Level:
SB2
Minimum Experience:
5 Years
Apply By:
Jan 18, 2019
Posted On:
Jan 8, 2019
Job Description

Organizational Setting

The positions are located in the FAO District Offices in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by a FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with the FAO Chief Technical Advisor / Chief of Party THAzA and the Deputy Chief of Party THAzA (The Horticultural Advancement Activity), the incumbent will directly be supervised by the Provincial Coordinator.

Technical Focus

Identification of market oriented, commercial value chains, in close cooperation with Government of KPK line Departments and private stakeholders, in particular with input suppliers traders, buyers and end users of horticultural and livestock products

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Organize / be responsible for the Identification of market oriented, commercial value chains, in close cooperation with Government of KPK line Departments and private stakeholders, in particular with input suppliers traders, buyers and end users of horticultural products.
  •  Conduct commodity value chain analyses, in close cooperation with Government of KPK line Departments and private stakeholders, in particular with input suppliers traders, buyers and end users of horticultural products.
  • Contribute to the development of supply chain and agri business work plans under the supervision of the DCOP / value chain expert.
  •  Hands on support / facilitation of stakeholders in the supply chain to achieve their goals and objectives, jointly formulated with the support of THAzA team.
  • Contribute to the analysis of the marketing and input supply arrangements per supply chain and the training of participants in identifying market opportunities, linkages, impediments and bottlenecks.
  •  Identification of market opportunities and impediments for supply chain development and to develop strategies to solve bottleneck and to capture opportunities together with stakeholders.
  • Development of agribusiness and value chain business opportunities, customized to the specific circumstances of KP and to facilitate farmers, traders and other supply chain actors to successfully market their products.
  • Screen and analyse ongoing and completed agribusiness and value chains pilot projects for opportunities for up scaling, extension and dissemination.
  •  Collecting, organizing and analysing market intelligence, information about markets and market partners and develop sustainable value chains and agribusiness opportunities.
  • Liaison with national consultants, Federal and Provincial Government Departments and relevant institutes and organizations, including other Government or donor supported programmes in Pakistan.
  • Submit periodic monthly and quarterly progress reports as required by project managemen.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by Project Management within the area of technical competence

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in agribusiness, agronomy, marketing or equivalent level and background.
  •  At least 5 years’ experience within agricultural within agricultural sector in Pakistan, including market aspects, preferable in the private sector.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English. Good knowledge of Urdu, Balochi and Pashtu.
  • National of Pakistan.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good communication, reporting and presentation skills in English.
  •  Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • Ability to deal with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds.
  •  Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with high-ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures, possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases).

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

·         All applications will be reviewed and qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews.

·         FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).

·         Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.org

·         Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

·         Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

·         For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ 

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete your online profile. Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

Vacancies will be removed from iRecruitment at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.org

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