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Agriculture Water Policy Specialist

Islamabad (Pakistan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Environment
    • Legal - Broad
    • Water Resource Management
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-27

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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

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Pakistan focuses its efforts on poverty reduction, food security, sustainable livelihoods and rural development. FAO has partnered with the Government of Pakistan on research and development, training, extension services and strengthening of the staff capacity in planning and policy making. FAO has supported improvements in agricultural policy analysis, strengthened institution, enhanced integrated area development and expanded participation of marginalized and vulnerable communities in sustainable development.

Reporting Lines\:

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative; and direct supervision of Assistant FAO Representative-Programme (AFAOR) and the National Project Coordinator, the incumbent will undertake the tasks outlined below\:

Technical Focus

Design and develop an implementation plan on the agricultural water management aspects of the national water policy of Pakistan based on primary and secondary research including workshops.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Contribute to stock taking study/longitudinal analysis assessing previous government initiatives vis-à-vis agricultural water management
  • Conduct thorough primary and secondary research for the stock taking study including conducting semi structured interviews
  • Collate findings emanating from primary research that will feed into the stock taking study
  • Facilitate report writing highlighting the main findings from the stock taking study
  • Plan and organize workshops as part of the project to secure feedback from relevant stakeholders for developing the implementation plan on agricultural water management aspects of the national water policy of Pakistan
  • Assist the technical consultant on designing and developing the implementation plan on the agricultural water management aspects of the national water policy of Pakistan
  • Ensure all programmatic protocols and standards are followed throughout the implementation of the project

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced degree in public policy or related field in agriculture water policy and governance
  • Fluency in English and Urdu
  • National of Pakistan
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Strong command over spoken and written English;
  • Computer skills in Office Applications Including Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point;
  • Capability for planning, organizing and administering, on-the-job independent staff
  • training, sessions;
  • Having knowledge of United Nations and International Organizations’ administrative policies and procedures including code of conduct, sexual harassment
  • Strong communication skills, and strong spirit of teamwork
  • Experience in research design and execution
  • Experience in the field of agriculture water policy, design and governance
  • Experience working with UN agency or similar INGO
Selection Criteria

Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact\:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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