South-South National Consultant
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As a facilitator of South-South Cooperation (SSC), FAO brings together countries that have development solutions with countries that are also interested in applying them. By bringing partners together, FAO supports SSC initiatives by\: facilitating dialogue between governments, institutions, civil society and the private sector to reach consensus and coordinate policies, strategies and programmes for SSC; providing a framework for cooperation within which exchanges take place among countries, institutions, cooperatives, farmers and international organizations. Using this framework, FAO facilitates mutual learning and ensures that cooperating partners adhere to mutual commitments; offering technical oversight and ensuring international standards are adhered to or adopted in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and impact evaluation of all programmes/projects. FAO ensures that technology and knowledge are adaptable to local conditions and are environmentally and economically sustainable and socially inclusive; working through FAO’s extensive country level presence, allowing for engagement, support and follow-up with national authorities and other relevant stakeholders. In addition, FAO has extensive technical and outreach capacity to identify similar constraints and solutions among regions and across similar socioeconomic contexts; and mobilizing resources for and raising the visibility of South-South and Triangular Cooperation.
Within this framework, FAO Egypt had already initiated earlier south-south interventions involving the government of egypt in training individuals from other African countries. The FAO Representation in Egypt (FAO-EGY), with the support of the FAO Regional Office for North Africa and Near East (RNE) focal point, and the South-South and triangular cooperation Department (OSS), will be technically responsible for this exercise that will contribute in developing SSTC Egypt Strategy, Roadmap and Action plan. FAO is seeking a National Expert to support this exercise by undertaking/performing the tasks as described below
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Egypt, technical support and supervision by South-South and triangular cooperation Department (OSS), in close consultation, collaboration and liaison with relevant line Ministries, (ex. Ministry of Foreign affairs, the Egyptian Agency for Partnership Development, ministry of Agriculture, etc.), concerned local authorities and FAO Egypt Office staff, the consultant will undertake a full-country assessment on the existing SSTC landscape in Egypt to better understand the current status of Egypt’s policies and legal framework; Institutional Arrangements for SSTC and Financial arrangements/procedures/mechanisms for SSTC and how to elaborate on the existing basis..
The incumbent will lead the process of assessing Egypt as a provider and a recipient, planning and carrying-out required consultative/validation workshop and develop SSTC Egypt Strategy, Roadmap and Action plan
Tasks and responsibilities
The main tasks are to\:
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.