International Value Chain and Market Specialist
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
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UN FAO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (FAO-RAP) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of focused, multi-disciplinary projects and programmes.
FAO-RAP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) has developed regional strategies supporting member countries to respond to and scale-up actions meeting their commitments addressing global environment issues, including those related to biodiversity, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemical management.
The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships including the Sustainable Rice Platform, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the Region.
The post is home-based, with missions to be planned in participating Inclusive Sustainable Rice Landscape countries (e.g. Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and others).
Under the direct supervision of the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) Climate Change Lead Technical Officer (LTO), and receiving the coordinating support and input guidance of the RAP- GEF Regional Focal Point, FAO Representatives in GEF-7 target countries and the FAO GEF Project preparation team international and national coordinators,, the International Value Chain and Market Specialist will play an essential role as international specialist to analyse the existing rice value chains and identify potential partners to work with, in order to increase the contribution of value chains as instruments for delivering global environmental benefits and for contributing to farmers’ livelihoods. The consultant will also ensure alignment and coordination with the Food Systems, Land Use and Restoration Impact Program programming objectives.
The identification of national-regional rice value chains, standards and actors; the preparation of national-regional market analysis supporting inclusive, sustainable regional rice markets and trade, and producing global environment benefits.
Tasks and responsibilities\:
In particular, the consultant is expected to undertake the following tasks, under the orientation of and in close discussion with the FAO International GEF Specialist, providing elements for insertion into the Project Document\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies\:
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