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Food Security and Livelihoods Specialist

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

  • Organization: FAO
  • Location: Port-au-Prince (Haiti)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Security and Safety
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-21

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Job Posting: 31/Jan/2020

Closure Date: 21/Feb/2020, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLHAI

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Haiti-Port-Au-Prince

Duration: Up to 11 months

Post Number: N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

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 help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

The Food Security and Livelihoods Specialist reports to the FAO Representative in Haiti.

Technical Focus

Support the quality, relevance and scaling of Food Security and Livelihood analysis, strategy and interventions of FAO in Haiti, in conformity with FAO and international standards and national policies.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitor the agricultural and food security situation in Haiti and identify priority areas for agricultural emergency and resilience interventions;
  • Participate in the organization of the collection, processing, analysis and publication of data and information relating to the agricultural, food security and nutrition situation in the country;
  • Collect data on market prices and relevant information on food trade from economic operators;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Country Programming Framework, more specifically in the priority area aiming at developing the capacities on food and nutrition security.
  • Represent FAO in relevant forums, including with national authorities and donors, and coordination platforms (e.g. Food Security Cluster, inter-sectoral meetings, etc.) and ensures the correct representation of food security and agriculture data and analysis in inter-agency/-sectoral assessments;
  • Provide technical leadership and project implementation support, including the review of projects from the food security and nutrition perspective;
  • Contribute to the preparation and/or revision of calls for funds, project documents, budgets and donor reports;
  • Provide technical assistance, to the extent possible, to implementing partners involved in agricultural assistance, and involve these NGOs in the collection and analysis of information;
  • Prepare technical reports and advocacy products.
  • Support Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Risk Management activities.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University degree in statistics, economics, relevant social or natural sciences, or other related discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization;
  • Minimum of 5 years of proven knowledge and experience in food security and livelihoods emergency and resilience assessment and programming and other relevant technical experience;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of French and English.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of food security and nutrition security areas, including the prevention, preparedness and response interventions;
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation, and reporting for food security assessment and analysis processes;
  • Familiarity with the following assessment phases and tools: MIRA, detailed/sector-specific needs assessments (household food security/livelihood, livestock, seeds, fishery, forestry), market analysis (e.g. EMMA or MIFIRA), Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and/or Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA);
  • Good knowledge of the Integrated Phase Classification of Food Insecurity (IPC) methodology and process;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ___

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

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

Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


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