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Associate Professional Officer (Agribusiness/Market Development)

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Sustainable Business Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-11-10

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Organizational Setting

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.

Reporting Lines

The Associate Professional Officer (Agribusiness/Market Development) reports directly to the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) under the overall guidance of the Chief Technical Adviser (PROMOVE Agribiz Project).

Technical Focus
Support to the implementation of strategy and policy development and agricultural investment operations with a focus on agribusiness development. In particular, strengthen FAO Mozambique project delivery in all matters related to the development of the abilities of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) or market-oriented agricultural production.

Key Results
Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project / meeting services to support programme projects, products and services.

Key Functions

  • Collects and analyzes relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
  • Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
  • Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems;
  • Updates databases and web pages;
  • Participates on multi-disciplinary project/work teams;
  • Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars etc.;
  • Specific Functions
  • Supports the creation of competitive agricultural value chains and rural markets, through integration of smallholders and MSMEs in rural markets and selected value chains through regular business linkages, by improving local farmers ability to enter these markets and profit from market opportunities;
  • Assists in designing an Agricultural Production Trading and Marketing training curriculum and training materials;
  • Assists in the preparation and facilitation of the training courses of master trainers and facilitators on Agricultural Production Trading and Marketing (APTM) training;
  • Supports the training of Master Trainers Course on Agricultural Production Trading and Marketing in close collaboration with the PROMOVE Agribiz Project Coordinator and Hub Coordinators;
  • Prepares the APTM methodological and technical hand out materials;
  • Supports the three PROMOVE Agribiz Hub Coordinators in implementing the APTM training in the project area;
  • Collaborates with the two Provincial Directorates of Agriculture and Food Security (DPASAs) and the ten District Services of Agriculture in the implementation of the PROMOVE Agribiz;
  • Prepares a report of activities.


Minimum Requirements
• This position is for Belgium nationals only;
• Advanced university degree in agricultural sciences, agricultural economics or a related field;
• Three years of relevant experience in the areas of agro-industry system development, agri-food industry economics/management or a related field;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish);
• Be no older than 32 years of age as of 31 December 2019.

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
• Extent and relevance of experience in agribusiness, agro-industries, food systems, sustainable development and implementation of environmental related programmes and projects
• Extent and relevance of experience in collecting and analysing technical information and data
• Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation, editing and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings as well as workshops

FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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