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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:
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-24

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National Income Generation Specialist

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, project personnel, and the Government counterpart the incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of Components 1, 2 and 3 of the Project.

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

  • Support and assist in inception and stakeholders’ workshops and contribute to the preparation of capacity development implementation plan and strategy;
  • In collaboration with the PMTSU, PIU, support and assist the Capacity Building and Training Expert (CBTE) to assess training needs (TNA) of the DoF, other fisheries related Gov. agencies, private agencies and community; also identify areas, subjects and Govt., private personnel & community for awareness and capacity building trainings and AIGAs as per approved AWPB;
  • Assist and coordinate with the CBTE in finalizing HR development strategy of the DoF, BFRI and the communities involved;
  • Serve as resource person in the training courses/FGDs/FFSs, and in identifying best resource persons from broader fisheries, agriculture, poultry, disaster management, alternate income generations & livelihoods, primary health & family care, e-governance, etc. for the training programmes;
  • Provide technical advice and backstopping on the process and contents of pilot testing of CC risks and AIG options at the local level;
  • Assist and support CBTE in organizing, facilitating and conducting all training programmes; in compiling and preparing quarterly reports of all activities, as well as technical articles on fisheries, agriculture, poultry, disaster management, alternate income generations & livelihoods, primary health & family care, etc. to fit in the Training Manuals;
  • Assist and advise the PMU in transforming adaptation options into farmer friendly extension tools and messages for dissemination at the pilot sites;
  • Develop training modules on climate risk analysis & livelihood adaptations assessment in fisheries sector;
  • In collaboration with the CBTE review the handouts received from various resource persons, prepare and compile it and finalize the training Manuals; support and assist CBTE in developing training modules/ materials on climate risk analysis & livelihood adaptations assessment, climate forecast and CC information into fisheries sector impacts;
  • Support the CBTE in formulating and preparing flyers/ booklets/ posters based on lessons learned from implementation of the pilot activities of the project; provide technical review assistance to the PMU;
  • Support and assist NPC to get all Reports prepared by the respective consultants/persons and in editing all progress reports and monitoring, technical, and implementation reports;
  • Prepare and submit an End of Assignment Report (EoA);
  • Carry out other activities as instructed by the PMU/or the FAOR.


Minimum Requirements
  • M. Sc. in Fisheries, preferably a Ph. D. or equivalent; in relevant subject
  • 15 (fifteen) years of experience in capacity building/ trainings on AIGAs of fisheries personnel and community people;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and well computer literate.
  • National of Bangladesh
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Solid and demonstrated understanding of the technical aspects of the field of fisheries and fisheries extension, alternate income generating activities, livelihood and familiarity with climate risks management principles and practices;
  • Proven capacity in preparing project technical and financial reports;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to assist the project team with any urgent services.
  • Adaptable to multicultural and multidisciplinary team of experts and willing to undertake intensive field works in the coastal/wetland areas of Bangladesh.
  • Proven experience in assessing farmers’ livelihood systems for identifying and transferring relevant CC adaptation AIG options;
  • Proven experience on CC impact analysis and local adaptation in fisheries & aquaculture;
  • Experience in socio-economic and institutional assessment studies and experience in international cooperation projects would be preferred;


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