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Consultant for Rural Institutions Review in Punjab

Lahore (Pakistan)

 

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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
 
This position is consultancy for FAO Representation to Pakistan, based in Lahore. 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 overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan (FAOR), and under direct supervision of Assistant FAOR (Program); the consultant will be assigned specific tasks.
 
Main Purpose
 
The Proactive engagement and involvement of rural population including small farmers, aarhti (trader), women and youth will be critical for agricultural and rural transformation of Punjab. Various types of formal, informal, traditional and customary groups and institutions that exist in rural Punjab have over time played a significant role in defining, shaping and influencing the social, agricultural and economic landscape across Punjab.
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
  • Carry out an in-depth review of rural institutions of Punjab, which will include, but not limited to;
  • Carry out an identification of the type of formal, informal, traditional, customary and participatory rural groups and institutions that exist in rural Punjab;
 
  • Identify any relevant policies, laws, regulations etc. for the formation, governance and functioning of rural institutions;
 
  • Identify the type and number of rural institutions that exist in Punjab, and examine and compare the roles, functions, working and business practices of each type;
 
  • Examine the extent of membership, outreach and usefulness of various type of rural institutions in moving rural Punjab towards productivity enhancement, social development, improved services, increased investments and shared prosperity;
 
  • Examine the barriers, constraints, gaps and limitations facing each institution type;
 
  • Review and prioritize the potential each institution type offers for social and economic transformation of Punjab;
 
  • Go forward, identify the sectors/areas in which existing or new rural institutions could play a pivotal role in enhancing on farm, off-farm and non-farm productivity, social development, improved services, increased investments and shared prosperity in rural Punjab;
 
  • Identify the policy, governance and regulatory reforms that are required to enable, strengthen and support prioritized rural institutions to play a meaningful role for social and economic transformation of Punjab including but not limited to agriculture productivity enhancement, commercialization of agriculture, quality agricultural inputs, irrigation water use efficiency, livestock management, horticulture, floriculture, value addition, value chain development, agribusiness, job creation especially for youth and women, entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, local service delivery, built environment, land consolidation, sale, rent and contract farming, contract enforcement and arbitration; agriculture; and
 
  • Recommend the next steps in the formation and strengthening of new and existing rural institutions.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • University Degree in social sciences, development studies, agricultural economics or related field.
  • At least Twelve years of relevant experience
  • A working knowledge of the English language and ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
  • National of Pakistan
FAO Core Competencies
 
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Functional Skills
 
  • Knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations’ administrative policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards
Selection Criteria
 
Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.
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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: Lahore (Pakistan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-24

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