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Community Mobilizer

Baku (Azerbaijan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Baku (Azerbaijan)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-27

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

  • 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 Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan implements “Catalyzing the Efficiency and Sustainability of Azerbaijan’s Hazelnut Sector – HAZER” project under the FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme (FAPP). The main goal of the project is to empower smallholder farmers to adopt Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) to increase production efficiency of hazelnut, with adapted mechanization technologies and services and to increase the quality of nuts produced, with specific focus on reducing the risk of aflatoxin contamination. The project will empower newly established Government institutes and state agencies while linking to private sector actors. All the outputs and activities are designed to achieve the development of the capacities of actors in the sector for sustainable improvement of the hazelnut production.

Reporting Lines

Mr. Bariz Mehdiyev , Assistant to the FAO Representative

Technical Focus

Under the overall supervision of AFAOR, the technical supervision of Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in FAO Headquarters and in close coordination with the FAPP Manager; in direct supervision of Project Leader and in close collaboration with Project Assistant and JTO the Community Mobilizer will provide ongoing support to the activities of the project and ensure smooth and satisfactory linkages between the project team and the beneficiary communities/farmers. Specifically, he/she will:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support Project team in arranging and conduction of capacity building activities for farmers in regions
  • Mobilize and prepare farmers for capacity building activities at local level
  • Support Project team with Demo Plot establishment processes and overseeing the use of provided equipment/tools/machinery
  • Liaise and coordinate capacity building activities between farmers and technical experts/consultants at local level
  • Keep the project team updated of the activities, and overall atmosphere of local communities regarding the project.
  • Act as a contact point for farmers regarding any question, interest or issues with the project
  • Collect success stories and case studies from the project affected beneficiaries in regions and ensure publicize them on social media
  • Collect quantitative and qualitative data at local level for monitoring and evaluation purposes of the project
  • Support the project team in the organization of field missions and events at local level as requested
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the management as needed.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree on education or social and administrative sciences such as economics, business administration, political sciences, sociology, social work, development studies with a focus on rural and community development and/or a degree on agrarian sciences or agronomy with an understanding of social and economic dimensions of rural and agrarian contexts
  • A minimum 3 years’ experience in the implementation of community development, agricultural or social projects in rural areas
  • Working knowledge of English and excellent command over Azerbaijani
  • Nationals of Azerbaijan or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience working with rural communities, rural business development or organization of capacity building activities
  • Experience working in field project implementation, preferably with international organizations or experience working in the field of development of grant mechanisms and monitoring systems will be considered an asset
  • Ability to think proactively and be calm in sometimes hectic situations;
  • A pro-active and can-do attitude, even when working under pressure;
  • Confident communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal);
  • Conflict management and organizational skills;
  • Detail-orientated and ability to multitask;
  • Previous experience in a similar area of work;
  • Good administrative and IT skills (including Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel);

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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