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Agriculture Specialist (Plant protection)

Cairo (Egypt)

 

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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
The Regional Office for RNE is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RNE also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
 
Reporting Lines
 
The Consultant works under the overall supervision of the ADG-RNE and reports to the Delivery Manager of the Plant protection Regional Office for RNE.
 
Technical Focus
 
Support to planning, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects under the Plant protection activities.
 
Tasks and Responsibilities
 
  • Assist in the implementation of the activities to prevent the epidemiology transboundary pest and disease in NENA region (i.e. Fall Armyworm “FAW”, Red Palm Weevil “RPW”, Xylella fastidiosa, HLB …..)
  • Assist in the implementation of the activities for improving plant protection sustainable approaches control the main important invasive pest and disease in the NENA region;
  • Provide the needed assistance to the countries recently affected by FAW (Sudan and Yemen)\:
  • Assist in the implementation of activities on regional and sub-regional level RPW Trust fund;
  • Assist in the implementation of activities on capacity building of country offices on surveillance, quarantine measures, containment; contingency plan and action plan against transboundary pest and diseases;
  • Review relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions;
  • Liaise with relevant parties – especially in country offices – and tracks follow up actions;
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. drafts background papers, analysis, inputs to publications;
  • Assist with the strategic and operational activities of the Regional plant protection activities, including activities related to the other pillars;
  • Perform other duties as required
 
 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • Advanced university degree in agronomy, agriculture economics, natural resource management, food security or similar
  • At least 5 years' experience in agricultural practices
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.  
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Knowledge of the Region is preferable
  • Good analytical, research and writing skills
 
 
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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.
  • 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
 

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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Protection Officer (Refugee)
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-20

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