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FAO-GEF Project Task Manager

Lima (Peru)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Lima (Peru)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Environment
    • Climate Change
    • Natural Resource Management
    • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-21

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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

In close consultation on technical issues with the FAO Lead Technical Officers (LTO) and the Lead Technical Units (LTU) and the FAO-GEF Coordination Unit in the Investment Centre Division (TCID) on GEF and NEX (National Execution) issues, and under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Peru (the projects Budget Holder), the FAO-GEF Project Task Manager (PTM) will support the FAO day-to-day supervision and technical backstopping of the GEF project portfolio in Peru in close collaboration with government and non government project partners.

Reporting Lines

Officer in Charge of FAO Peru Representation\:

Technical Focus

In addition, the project task manager will support the formulation of new projects and other assigned activities.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Participate, lead and execute each of the phases of the GEF project cycle (PIF, CHILD, PPG, Implementation)
  • Enforce all procedures framed in an OPIM agreement.
    • Review and provide comments on technical reports and products, in coordination with the LTO;
    • Participate in periodic supervision missions of the project;
    • Support LTOs in preparing annual Project Implementation Review (PIR) reports.
    • Serve as liaison with the Ministries of Agriculture, Environment, regional organizations and others (Government of Peru) to request final letters of co-financing and approval of Impact Program - IP child projects, as well as details of information to complete the aforementioned projects, among others.
    • Support the LTO to ensure consistency and quality of the project document to be submitted to the GEF Coordination Unit at headquarters.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in natural or environmental sciences, political sciences, social sciences, public administration, international relations or other fields related to natural resources management (NRM).
  • At least 8 years of professional work experience in the implementation of projects for the conservation of biodiversity and / or natural resources management in the agricultural, forestry and fishing sectors, both at national, provincial, local, governmental and community levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and / or implementing projects financed by GEF, GCF, Adaptation Fund, etc.; or projects funded by any other environmental-oriented international financing mechanism.
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience, in the framework of international cooperation (bilateral or multilateral) in Peru with the participation of government agencies and local communities and / or their organizations / associations.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and Spanish (will be tested as part of selection process).
  • National of Peru.

FAO Core Competencies

    • Results Focus
    • Team Work
    • 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.
  • Relevance and extent of experience related to coordination, decentralization and project matters.
  • Relevance and extent of experience in working with inter-governmental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams good knowledge of IT and spreadsheet tools;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work as a team and establish good working relationships with different governmental and non-governmental partners;
  • Ability to take the initiative when necessary and work without close supervision.


  • Extent of understanding of the functioning of the United Nations system and in particular of FAO’s structure, policies and procedures related to decentralized activities is desirable.
  • Experience in supervision of projects executed by national or local partners.


  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website\: http\://

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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