Food Security and Social Protection Specialist (FIRST Programme)
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants
in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries
are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
- Implementation mechanisms and operational modalities of the Malawi National Social Support Programme II (MNSSP II) and the National Agricultural Investment Plan (NAIP) are agreed to with stakeholders at national and sub-national levels and conducive to improving food and nutrition security among the most vulnerable;
- Multi-stakeholder consensus at national and sub-national levels on the mechanisms, modalities, instruments and responsibilities for monitoring resource flows to, and implementation of, the MNSSP II and NAIP and their contribution to improving food and nutrition security among the most vulnerable;
- Multi-stakeholder consensus on a national capacity needs assessment and development plan for improving capacities at national and sub-national level to coordinate and monitor the implementation of NAIP and MNSSP II and their impacts on food and nutrition security;
- Report assessing the relevance and realism of existing policy frameworks including adequacy of resource allocation and implementation capacities within selected sectors is available and consensus among major stakeholders on the findings; and
- Report describing operational options for establishing linkages between existing EU and FAO programmes in order to improve impacts on nutrition and resilience.
- Technically support the MoFEP&D and MoAIWD in identifying different options of implementation mechanisms and operational modalities of the MNSSP II and NAIP that are conducive to reaching the most vulnerable and improving their food and nutrition security;
- Technically support stakeholders at national and sub-national levels in identifying different options for monitoring resource flows to, and implementation of, the MNSSP II and NAIP;
- Facilitate a process for developing a national plan to develop capacities to coordinate and monitor the implementation of NAIP and MNSSP II and to assess impacts of these on food and nutrition security among the most vulnerable;
- Conduct a consensus-based assessment of the relevance and realism of existing policy frameworks in addressing existing and emerging challenges to food and nutrition security, including adequacy of resource allocation and implementation capacities within the agricultural sector;
- Facilitate a process for identifying operational options for establishing linkages between existing EU and FAO programmes in order to improve impacts on nutrition and resilience.
- Prepare reports to FAO, European Union and Government on progress achieved and issues related to FIRST implementation and recommendations;
- Work with other key partners in the country to promote Food and Nutrition Security advocacy and policy dialogue; and
- Lead and/or participate in resource mobilization activities for continued technical support to the government after the FIRST programme on food and nutrition security, sustainable agricultural intensification and poverty reduction.
- Advanced university degree in food and nutrition security, sustainable agricultural development, development economics, poverty analysis or related field;
- Relevant experience in policy analysis, providing policy assistance and capacity development support and investment planning related to poverty reduction, social protection, food and nutrition security, and/or sustainable agriculture policy;
- Consultant level B - at least 7 years of relevant experience
- Consultant level A - at least 12 years of relevant experience
- Working knowledge of English, and limited knowledge of one of the other official UN languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, or Russian)
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Work experience in more than one location or areas of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
- Extent and relevance of experience in the field of policy analysis and advice and investment planning in the areas of food and nutrition security, social protection, poverty reduction, and/or sustainable agriculture
- Extent and relevance of experience in facilitating policy dialogue and capacity development around food security, nutrition, social protection, and sustainable agriculture among a wide variety of stakeholders;
- Extent and relevance of experience in resource mobilization
- Extent and relevance of experience in the Sub Saharan Africa is considered a strong asset.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
- 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 recognised 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.
FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
- Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Location: Lilongwe (Malawi)
- Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- Security and Safety
- Social Affairs
- Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
- Project and Programme Management
- Protection Officer (Refugee)
- Civil Society and Local governance
- Closing Date: 2018-10-05