National Project Coordinator
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FAO's office for Eritrea is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under CPF 2017-2021. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level.
The Research and Extension Unit (AGDR) based at FAO Headquarters in Rome provides advisory, technical and policy support to FAO Member countries to develop or strengthen agricultural innovation systems, including advisory and extension services. AGDR is the implementation unit of the project Developing capacities in agricultural innovation systems\: scaling up the Tropical Agriculture Platform Framework, funded by the European Union under the DeSIRA initiative in support of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP). The project is implemented in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Eritrea, Laos, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Senegal from August 2019 to July 2024. The expected outcome of the project is “strengthened capacity to innovate in national agricultural innovation systems”. To achieve this, the project will deliver four outputs\: 1) TAP governance strengthened and TAP Secretariat operational (global level); 2) Countries’ agricultural innovation systems are assessed, capacity development needs are identified and AIS strengthened (national level); 3) TAP tools and approaches are integrated into regional research and extension organizations in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean and 4) Increased awareness and knowledge on using the TAP Common Framework on capacity development for AIS, through information and communication platforms).
FAO Eritrea will implement the national project component in close partnership with relevant Ministries at country level. The activities will focus specifically on delivering on Output 2 and Output 4 as mentioned above. The project will be implemented over a 3 to 3.5-year period, starting from October 2019.
The National Project Coordinator will report to the Assistant FAOR (Programmes).
Tasks and responsibilities
Under the overall administrative supervision of the FAO Representative in Eritrea, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR (Programmes), the technical guidance of the lead technical officer (LTO) at AGDR, FAO Headquarters in Rome, and in close collaboration with the national project coordinator (NPC), the National Project Coordinator is responsible of the overall management and implementation of the project activities.
More specifically, the National Project Coordinator will perform the following tasks\:
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.