Agribusiness Investment Support Specialist
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The Investment Centre Division (DPI) promotes investment in food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments and country stakeholders, main development partners, in particular international financing institutions with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve food security and nutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more sustainable and productive, reduce rural poverty, make food value chains more efficient and inclusive and promote climate change adaptation and/or mitigation.
DPI is a multidisciplinary division composed of three regionally focused services, namely Africa Service, Asia and the Pacific Service, and Europe, Central Asia, Near East, North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Service
In Europe, Central Asia and North Africa, DPI cooperates closely with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The cooperation programme is managed by the DPIC Service and focuses on enabling responsible private sector investment in the agricultural sector. It contributes to the implementation of FAO’s Strategic Programme 4, supporting the emergence of more efficient and inclusive agriculture and food systems.
The purpose of this call is to identify qualified candidates that can contribute to the successful implementation of the FAO/EBRD cooperation, with the range of technical and operational profiles/ specializations indicated below. Proposed assignments can be home-based and entail field missions.
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The Consultant will work under the overall technical supervision of the Service Chief, DPIC, and the direct supervision of the Senior Economist in charge of the FAO/EBRD cooperation or DPIC Officers in charge of specific FAO/EBRD assignments, in close collaboration with the FAO Representation in the relevant country of assignment.
Provision of technical assistance in support to responsible private agricultural investment in EBRD’s countries of operation, including (i) in-depth analysis of value chains; (ii) policy facilitation fostering improved public private interactions in specific value chains; (iii) targeted technical inputs to enhance quality standards and promote a more efficient use of resources in agrifood value chains; and (iv) operational backstopping of investment support assignments, in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework.
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency