National Farmer Field School Specialist
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Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
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The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
FAO participates in the development and implementation of field projects in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development. This requires integration within the broader framework of sustainable food and agriculture that aims at increasing production and productivity, addressing climate change, managing natural resources and enhancing rural livelihoods.
The project "PROMOVE Agribiz" is financed by the European Union and jointly implemented by FAO and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). The objective of the project is to contribute to sustainable, inclusive and broad-based economic growth and poverty reduction in the context of national food and nutrition security and climate change. The project will be implemented in the provinces of Nampula and Zambézia and the specific objectives are\: i) to improve food and nutrition security and resilience of smallholders through climate-smart and nutrition-sensitive agriculture development; and ii) to enhance rural competitiveness through improved participation of smallholders and Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) in economic activities, economic diversification, improved access to rural services and improved rural investment climate.
The National Farmer Field School (FFS) Specialist reports to the FAO Representative in Mozambique
Establish and develop FFS cycles, project operational planning, management and monitoring of all FFS activities and provide regular backstopping for the provision of technical and management support to increasing the quality of FFS in line with project objectives.
Tasks and responsibilities
At the start of the assignment (inception phase)\:
The National FFS will work under the direct guidance of the International FFS, Lead Technical Unit of the Technical Advisors providing TSS and the supervision of the CTA in assessing the immediate needs for the implementation of the project activities and the support required for capacity development of the National Extension Services (DNEA).
All along the Project\:
Curriculum development and capacity building
Support to supervision and quality of FFS
Support DPASAs implementing FFS
Documentation and reporting of FFS
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