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Livestock Field Facilitators

north waziristan

 

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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 

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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, the incumbent will report to Project Coordinator in performance of the following functions\:
 
 
Technical Focus
 
  • The facilitator will form Livestock/ Poultry farmer groups, meet with them on daily, weekly or fortnightly basis
  • He/she will be holding LFFS sessions on different issues/ topics of immediate importance like farmer entrepreneurship, livestock management, on-farm experimentation, animal disease awareness and protection, Farm economics and financial literacy, and other issues that come up for individual groups.
  • The facilitator will make his/her own schedules and must be able to manage his/her time in the field independently and stay in the field for required number of days.
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
  • Work directly with farmers, and help them discover important concepts/ issues in livestock farming through practical learning.
  • Hold awareness-raising meetings to introduce the LFFS concept, identify the participants, learning site/ sites and carry out participatory survey to identify focal activity/ activities
  • Develop the LFFS group action plan, arranging field days, exposure/ exchange visits
  • Arrange funds/budget for the LFFS activities through community/ groups participation and or project funding and maintaining proper record thereof
  • Organize meetings between stakeholders in the Livestock value chains.
  • Identify the local stakeholders, making contact with them, motivating/inviting them to participate in value-chain meetings, and organizing local meeting sessions. 

 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • University Degree in Livestock Management / Diploma, DVM/ B.Sc (Hons) Animal Husbandry or related field;
  • Five years relevant working experience in livestock management and farmer trainings through LFFS methodology;
  • 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
 
  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • 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.
  • 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 would be considered an added asset.
 
Selection Criteria
 
Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above. Preference should be given to local candidates.
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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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.
  • Other similar positions may be filled from this vacancy notice and the endorsed candidates will be considered for the Employment Roster for a period of two years.
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
 
REMUNERATION
 
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link\:  http\://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm
 
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
 

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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.
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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: north waziristan
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-08

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