By continuing to browse this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read our privacy policy

Farmer Field School Facilitators

various locations

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on your personal device's date and time settings.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 

_______________________________________________________________________________________

 

 
Organizational Setting
 
These positions are located in FAO Project Offices in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, Orakzai and Khyber Agencies of FATA, Pakistan. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an 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 FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with Assistant FAO Representative (Program / Administration) and Program Officer Resilience, the incumbent will report to Project Coordinator in performance of the following functions\:
 
 
Technical Focus
 
  • Facilitate experimentation, participatory learning by doing and training on plants disease and insect pest management, integrated weed management, integrated soil fertility management, Farm economics and financial literacy, and other issues that come up for individual groups.
  • FFS established for participatory learning
  • Trainings facilitated on specific crop related issues
  • Field based FFS , FBS actions plans developed
  • Contributed in FFS extension materials development
 
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
 
  • Work directly with farmers, and help them discover important concepts/ issues in crops farming through practical learning.
  • Carry out awareness-raising meetings to introduce the FFS concept, identify the farmers and learning site/ sites;
  • Follow up and coordinate with the related authorities for their contribution to the FFSs;
  • Adhered to prepared training curricula and facilitate training on Good Agriculture Practices;
  • Contribute to the development of the IPM-GAP programmes for the target crops;
  • Assist in establishment of  demonstration/learning sites an run FFS
  • Report the progress of the FFS and demonstrations plots activities;
  • Develop the FFS group action plan, arranging Field days, exposure/ exchange visits.
  • Contribute in development of  extension materials related to effective FFS activities
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • At least University Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Soil Science.
  • 3 to 5 Years’ experience with well reputed organization
  • Good knowledge of Urdu and Pashtu, and a good working knowledge of English and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
FAO Core Competencies
 
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
 
  • Experience in communication and diffusion strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation
  • Understanding of participatory extension methods, training need assessments and development of capacity development plan 
  • Understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, operational guidelines and programme/project management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high pressure environment
  • Competency on delivering training in a participatory manner.
 
 
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
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • 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.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal 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
 

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
Apply

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: various locations
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-06

What does it mean?

Click "SAVE JOB" to save this job description for later.

Sign up for free to be able to save this job for later.