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National Facilitator for Food Systems Dialogues

Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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The United Nations in Cambodia is providing support to the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) through the Council for Agricultural and Rural Development for the conduct of the National Food Systems Dialogues leading up to the UN Food Systems Summit in September 2021. Government ministries and institutions at all levels, UN agencies, donors, civil society and the private sector are all to be engaged in the National Food Systems Dialogues.

The Dialogues will take place over multiple events, which may be conducted virtually or face to face, according to the situation regarding restrictions on travel or gatherings. The Facilitator for National Food Systems Dialogues will support the process by conducting training and providing on-line and face-to-face support for planning events, facilitating discussion and reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of work:


  1. Undertake online training as a Facilitator for the Food Systems Dialogues and prepare for training and facilitation roles, fully understanding the global and national guidelines for the conduct of the Dialogues.

  2. Analyse the dialogue transcripts to determine the key issues for food systems in Cambodia.Relate these issues to the National Strategy for Food Security and Nutrition 2019-2023, cross cutting issues of Gender and Youth, Equity and Environment and the Socio-economic Response Plan for COVID 19, the Nutrition Accelerator for the SDGs and the UNDAF 2019-2023 to assist with targeting, coordination and alignment of the plans.

  3. Assist with planning and support for dialogue events in various locations and with diverse stakeholders using Zoom meetings as required.

  4. Ensure that the outputs of the Dialogues are collected and translated into English suitable for further editing and submission to the National Convenor for the Dialogues for use in presentations to be made in the Pre-Summit (July 2021) and Global Summit (September 2021).

  5. Linking dialogue commitments directly to planning and actions for food systems improvements and socio-economic recovery, leading up to and post the Global Summit in September 2021

  6. Other duties as required to support policy dialogue and capacity building for counterparts.


    Expected Outputs:


  7. Demonstrate proficiency in live dialogue facilitation and using Zoom and MS teams for virtual meetings.

  8. Provide facilitation for selected events (approximately 6 events)

  9. Conduct analysis and provide summary reports in English and/or Khmer for national level dialogues and in-depth dialogues on specific topics

  10. Mapping linkages between the National Roadmap and implementation of substantive actions for COVID-19 recovery and the Nutrition Accelerator for the SDGs on the part of the UN in Cambodia

  11. Final Report


Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more detail information about term of reference, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


  • Teamwork

  • Able to work under tight deadlines for planning, conduct and reporting

  • Ability to operate independently

  • Confident in public speaking, stakeholder engagement and promoting inclusiveness

  • Competence in working with online communication platforms in use for the dialogues

Required Skills and Experience


  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, agro-industry, food technology, environment, development management or other relevant field.



  • At least 5 years’ experience working in applied fields, including in capacity building, community dialogue and event management.

  • Extensive experience in organizing and facilitating dialogues in various locations and with diverse stakeholders

  • Extensive experience working with government, development partners, the private sector and civil society in Cambodia in areas contributing to food systems.

Language Requirement:

  • Excellent written and spoken command of English and Khmer

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal: Letter of explaining why they are most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal (Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP)

3. Personal CV  including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references  

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email and cc . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice


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