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International Consultant on Sectorial Associations

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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  • Closing Date: 2021-06-24

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background, and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • 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

FAO mandate in Georgia is to support national efforts to promote food security and sustainable development of agricultural sector. FAO priorities in Georgia reflect the objectives and priorities of the Government set in the strategy papers related to agricultural development. In essence FAO assists the Government in creating and implementing an institutional, legal and regulatory environment. At the same time, FAO supports individuals working in agriculture – farmers, cooperatives, companies etc. by providing technical and financial assistance.

Reporting Lines

The consultant shall report to operate under the overall guidance and responsibility of the FAO Representative in Georgia; direct supervision of the FAO Programme Coordinator and close collaboration with FAO Senior National Policy Advisor.

Technical Focus

Support in conducting legal review of the sectorial associations in Georgia.

The overall objectives of the review are:
• Analyse current situation of sectorial associations
• Provide relevant recommendations for setting up regulatory mechanisms for recognition of the sectorial associations
• Prepare relevant draft legal document(draft law, decree or similar)

Tasks and responsibilities

• Coordinate with relevant stakeholders in order to obtain all necessary information and materials.
• Based on the findings already conducted through the interviews prepare draft of the legal document (law, decree or similar)
• Present draft of the final document to the representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Parliament of Georgia and other relevant stakeholders.


Minimum Requirements

• University Degree in economics, management, agronomy or related fields. Higher Degree will be considered a strong asset.
• At least 7 years of relevant practical experience in policy development in the field of Agriculture and Rural Development.
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Extent and relevance of experience in planning and conducting legal reviews.
• Knowledge of technical work in areas such as food security, nutrition, rural development, agriculture, livestock, fisheries and forestry, climate change adaptation and mitigation, etc.
• Proven knowledge/experience on the theme under sectorial associations
• Knowledge of EU Agricultural Policy
• In depth knowledge on the functioning of producer organisations and cooperatives.
• Computer literacy with spreadsheets, databases and electronic programmes is required;
• Excellent communication (both written and oral) and presentation skills;
• Knowledge of REU region and Georgia is desirable;

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

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