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National Project Personnel – Soum Coordinator

various locations

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: various locations
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-28

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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 Mongolia works with the vision "to be a leading, credible and responsive partner in ensuring food and nutrition security of the population". The office has been coordinating projects and programmes in research, capacity building, natural resources management, technology transfer, food and agriculture policy, livestock production systems management, emergency and post crisis management, forestry information, statistics, food security and nutrition, emergency response operations, crop production system management, and food quality and safety.

The project “ STREAM Mongolia: SusTainable Resilient Ecosystem and Agriculture Management in Mongolia” is part of the Joint Initiative on climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable agriculture for key food systems and sustainable value chains (Global Climate Change Alliance & Development-Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture). In Mongolia, the project is implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam-menarbeit GmbH (GIZ) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). The project is financed by the European Union.

The locations: Binder (1), Bayanadraga (1), Umnudelger (1) soum of Khentii aimag
Javkhlant (1), Yuroo (1), Mandal (1) soum of Selenge aimag

Reporting Lines:

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Mongolia, and the direct supervision the National Project Manager, and in close liaison with the project implementation unit, the Soum Coordinator will be responsible for timely planning and implementation of project activities in the soum (field).

Technical Focus:

The overall objective of the project is to increase Mongolian communities capacity to implement innovative and sustainable long-term landscape management to address food system challenges and climate stresses. FAO‘s Specific objective is mainstreaming climate change adaptation into the agricultural landscape management to increase agricultural productivity, sustainablility and value addition.
In a context of a changing climate and growing concerns for more healthy food systems, agro-ecology is gaining momentum as a scientific discipline, sustainable farming approach and social movement.


Tasks and responsibilities:

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Mongolia, and the direct supervision the National Project Manager, and in close liaison with the project implementation unit, the Soum Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Support National Project Manager and national consultants in planning and implementing all activities of the project;
• Is responsible for timely planning and implementation of project activities in the soum;
• Assist in research and studies by collecting primary and secondary data sets and existing materials;
• Support the organization of project discussions, workshops, trainings, and field trips, especially on selected soum level;
• Coordinate and communicate between the local stakeholders, and further develop local project partnership;
• Perform daily tasks including documentation, reporting, scheduling, and other relevant tasks;
• Support the design and tracking of progresses related to the Monitoring and Evaluation plan;
• Help with communication and awareness raising efforts (social media, newsletter, TV campaigns, etc.)
• Perform other duties requested by the project manager or FAOR;

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements


• Be a local resident who can permanently reside and work in the soum;
• A university degree in agriculture, environment and other relevant majors;
• Relevant previous experience: government, project management, international organizations
• Nationality of Mongolia.

FAO Core Competencies


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

Technical/Functional Skills


• Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools
• Communicates effectively when working in teams, independently, and online
• Good organizational skills in organizing meetings, discussions, trainings, and field trips
• Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for project design and implementation
• Outgoing and proactive person with a goal-oriented mindset

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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: Careers@fao.org
  • 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://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

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

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