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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Logistics
    • Procurement
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-19

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National Training and Logistic/ Procurement Associate

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting

FAO Bangladesh assists the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB) to formulate policies, programmes and projects to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and utilize environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way. It contributes to the development of FAO’s field programme projects in the country and implements them in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development.

The Department of Fisheries (DoF) and the FAO Bangladesh is going to implement a Global Environmental Facility’s (GEFs) least developed countries fund (LDCF) project entitled, Community-based Climate Resilient Fisheries and Aquaculture Development in Bangladesh (GCP/BGD/055/LDF). The Project will attempt to remove key barriers to effective adaptation to climate change in the fishery and aquaculture sector by integrating climate resilience in its policy reform and enhance resiliency of the fishery sector through capacity development of the fishery officials and the communities depending on fisheries.

The poor and smallholders in the project areas will benefit from project interventions both socially and financially, including capacity development to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and variability. The coastal and inland aquatic ecosystems of this project (covering an area of about 4,790 km2) will be under climate resilient plans and management practices. The long-term sustainability of the project will be promoted by adoption of strategy that promotes up scaling and replication of climate resilient adaptations across Bangladesh, and capacity strengthening of DoFs, partner organizations and local communities on climate change implications and resilient adaptation options.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall managerial, administrative leadership of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh and Budget Holder of the project, technical supervision of LTO and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), National Operations Officer, coordination of the NPC, and the PMTSU the incumbent will be responsible for providing logistic support in the maintenance of overall aspects of secretarial, administrative activities of the project; support and assist timely project procurements, maintenance of inventory and records of supplies and their usage, logistics maintenance, maintenance of all office equipment including carrying out minor repairs and maintenance.

Technical Focus

The Project will address contradictions and gaps in the policy framework with the view to harmonize aquaculture and fisheries related issues, and enhance resilience of the sub-sector through national capacity development and incorporation of adaptation priorities to cope with climate change. It will strengthen awareness and knowledge of local fishers and fish farmer’s communities, and enhance local adaptive capacity through transfer and adoption of appropriate site-specific climate resilient fisheries and aquaculture intervention technologies and approaches, which will be underpinned by effective knowledge management (e.g. use of ICT-based climate and disaster information services) ensuring wider dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Provide overall logistic coordination and support to Capacity Building and Training Expert (CBTE), training activities, secretarial, administrative works, indexing incoming and outgoing communications, visiting consultants, workshops/ meetings/ training/ scheduled missions/ tours, mailing, reception, telephone, photocopying, binding, filing, maintenance of office equipment;
  • Provide coordination and logistic support to procurements and project accounts, books of accounts, auditing, payroll, etc.
  • Provide coordination and logistic support to inventory and records of supplies and their usage, accounts, petty cash handling/ banking, logistics maintenance, maintenance of all office equipment including carrying out minor repairs;
  • Supervise and coordinate office cleanliness, maintenance of water, tea and coffee, etc.;
  • Carry out other activities as instructed by the PMTSU and the FAOR.
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in Arts/ Commerce/ Science/ or related discipline from a recognized university/ institution. Diploma in computer/ secretarial science would be an additional experience.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel) Internet, E-mail is preferable. Excellent analytical and communication skills (written and spoken) in English and Bangla.
  • Knowledge in general administration, personnel matters, procurement, inventory management, accounts and cash management, taxes, VAT and budgeting is essential.
  • National of Bangladesh
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • 5 years of relevant experiences with any foreign aided project or international organization or reputed organizations; Experience in UN projects and government systems will be preferred.
  • Adaptable to multicultural and multidisciplinary team of experts and ability to provide quality logistic support under pressure and in stressful situations including interruptions and setbacks.


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  • 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
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