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National Programme Specialist (CMHDCA)


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representation in Indonesia is responsible for leading FAO's response to Indonesia priorities by developing, promoting and overseeing strategies for addressing food security, agriculture and rural development objectives. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the country and, in collaboration with the Offices, Centres and Divisions at regional and headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to country priorities. also advises on the incorporation of country priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the country, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. FAO Representation in Indonesia serving as the channel of FAO's services to governments and other partners (donors, NGOs, Civil Society Organizations, research institutions, etc.). The FAO representation in Indonesia helping governments to prevent disasters, assess damage, and assist them in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the agricultural sector.

The post is located in the Emergency Centre Transboundary Animal Diseases Programme in Jakarta, Indonesia (ECTAD), which is currently implementing various projects for animal health and One Health programme, including the Global Health Security (GHS) Programme, in line with the One Health programme priority area of FAO.

Reporting Lines

The National Program Specialist will work under the functional and administrative supervision of the FAO Country Representative, the overall supervision of the ECTAD Country Team Leader, and day-to-day the technical supervision of the ECTAD Country National Veterinary Advisor (CNVA).
The incumbent is a member of the project management team that facilitates day-to-day activities of the ECTAD programme with the central (Ministry of Human Development and Cultural Affair/CMHDCA) as well as local government in line with the programme work plan and schedule of activities.

Technical Focus

The National Program Specialist will be responsible to facilitate the delivery of CMHDC-FAO programme activities with the ECTAD Country National Veterinary Adviser (CNVA), the Senior Technical Advisers (STAs), the Senior National Programme Specialist, and National Technical Advisors (NTA). In addition the incumbent will act as a liaison between FAO ECTAD programme management, the Assistant Deputy of Disease Mitigation and Control, the Deputy for Coordination of Health Quality Improvement and Population Development Population, Bureau at CMDCH (Planning and Cooperation, Law and Organization, Information Systems and Data Management (SIPD)) and local government administrations.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Liaise and cooperate with government authorities and local, national and international institutions in the areas of FAO ECTAD Programme activities in the country and liaise with other development partners as required;
• Act as a liaison between FAO ECTAD programme management, the Assistant Deputy of Disease Mitigation and Control, the Deputy for Coordination of Health Quality Improvement and Population Development Population, Bureau at CMDCH (Planning and Cooperation, Law and Organization, Information Systems and Data Management (SIPD)) and local government administrations;
• Prepare official communications to GOI regarding FAO ECTAD programme activities;
• Support the development of project document of FAO ECTAD project within CMHDC;
• Prepare project materials to GOI, donor, and relevant stakeholders regarding FAO ECTAD programme activities within CMHDC;
• Coordinate the collection and consolidation of ECTAD Programme data in coordination with the National M&E Specialist;
• Work closely with the ECTAD management team to ensure that all programme activities are carried out in line with the work plan and the project document;
• Support the management team in planning future programme development;
• Assist in ensuring consistency and adherence to FAO rules and regulations at the project level, in close coordination with the Operations Support Unit;
• Organize and coordinate ECTAD Programme Meetings with central and local government as required;
• Support the National Operations Officer and Operations Assistants with day-to-day operations of the project;
• Assist the CNVA in consultation with the Operations Support Unit, with staff recruitment, organization and management;
• Prepare a periodical update of programme activities for the USAID GHSP Partners meeting and government;
• Contribute to ECTAD programme monthly, three-monthly, and six-monthly reports to the donor and GOI as requested;
• Contribute to BAST (Berita Acara Serah Terima) of FAO ECTAD projects within CMHDC;
• Support production of the ECTAD Annual Report;
• Organize and coordinate external missions or field visits for international visitors as required;
• Perform other tasks as required and related program management
• Prepare an End-of-Assignment report on work carried out.


Minimum Requirements

• Minimum Bachelor’s degree in health science, informatics, public service, rural development or a relevant subject. Master degree on public health, business information science, or veterinary science is desirable.
• Minimum of 3 years working experience in implementing health programme (public health, animal health, environmental health, etc) or related field, operations-related matters for the implementation of large emergency and/or development programmes; and development project designs including provide strategic inputs and logical project framework
• National of Indonesia
• Working knowledge of English; strong command in spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia;

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Ability to work with individuals of different cultural / national backgrounds;
• Good interpersonal and communications skills;
• Ability to work with minimum supervision and results oriented;
• Experience with the MS Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Excellent ability to speak and write English and Bahasa Indonesia;
• Familiarity with operational issues of use of forms in field work, data collection, database management, and report generation.
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills with well-developed analytical and writing/presentation skills
• Team player, able to work respectfully and cooperatively with colleagues or different national and cultural backgrounds.
• Attention to detail, flexible, reliable, and results-oriented under tight deadlines with minimum supervision; personal commitment to development


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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


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