Call for Expressions of Interest
National Project Personnel; Agri-business Development Expert –
Contract duration: 11 month (with the possibility of extension)
Deadline for Application: 26 February 2018
Duty Station: Maiduguri, Borno State.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
The crisis in Nigeria, located mainly around the Lake Chad Basin, is a complex emergency characterised by food insecurity, violence and displacement. This area is one of the poorest in the world. Subsistence based livelihoods are impacted upon by climate-induced desertification, drought, receding lake/water stress. Compounding the Situation is the high incidence of violence from None-State Armed Groups (NSAG) since 2013. FAO’s strategy 2017-2019 includes ensuring sustainable and equitable access to resources and services as well as sustainable growth of livelihood opportunities are therefore critical priorities. Strengthening resilience by linking emergency interventions to lasting recovery will facilitate immediate efforts to address food insecurity and reduce negative coping strategies, while mitigating the impact of the root causes of the conflict and instability in the region. FAO continues to play a key part in the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan lead by the Presidential Committee for the Northeast initiative (PCNI), the State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) that coordinate the humanitarian response, in coordination With humanitarian partners.
FAO in collaboration with UNWOMEN and WFP has received support from the European Development Fund (EDF) under the EU Support to Response, Recovery and Resilience in Borno state, to implement a 3 year programme to restore and improve sustainable agriculture-based livelihoods for food security, employment, and nutrition improvement in Borno state. FAQ’s interventions include supporting small holder farmers (men, women and youth) to have opportunities for markets and business development through the support of women’s entrepreneurial organizational and technical skills, and training on integrated business model amongst others. For the effective field management of project implementation, FAO requires the services of an Agri-business Development Expert. In particular he/she will be responsible for ensuring the technical soundness and timeliness of activities in his field of competencies in the design, planning, supervision of the implementation and monitoring phases of agri-business development and related activities of the project.
Terms of Reference:
|Key performance indicators|
|Expected Outputs:||Required Completion
|The agriculture component of FAO/UNWOMEN/WFP joint Project in Borno State programming, implementation, operational, information management, reporting and monitoring/evaluation capabilities are enhanced,
Timely project cycle operational implementation activities ensured (project planning, procurement planning, site selection, beneficiary targeting, IP contracting MDAs liaison, input distribution, monitoring reporting, field assessment
Information related to the Joint Project Sites in particular and FAO emergency programme in the sub-region in general is timely collected, organized and made available in the appropriate format.
Planned activities and for intervention in the agriculture sector (number, type and quality of the documents)
Technical and material inputs and support services for the agr-business component are delivered to the beneficiaries for achievement of project results and objectives
Training modules and relevant trainings of the FAO component delivered.
Participation of stakeholders in the field implementation activities and meetings (number of meetings, number of participants, profile of the participants).
Reports of project implementation prepared including resources utilized under the FAO component.
|Duration of Contract
per the details of activities in the Project Workplan
Candidates should meet the following requirements:
Masters (or Higher) Degree in Agricultural Economics with specialisation in business development and (or marketing, Seven years (post MSc. or 5 years post Ph.D.) relevant experience related to both entrepreneurial development, small scale enterprises development and agricultural commodities marketing with emphasis on rural development within small holder production and marketing schemes.
How to apply
All applications are to be made through FAO’s iRecruitment system. Click on the link below to access iRecruitment, complete your profile and apply for this call for Expression of Interest. http://www.fao.org/emptoyment/irecruitmen-access/en
In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of your iRecruitment account are completed. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecuitment@fao.org
Kindly complete the online FAO personal profile form in iRecruitment which can be accessed from any internet connection. Please scan the completed form and send along with your application and credentials electronically via e-mail to FAO-NG@fao.org on or before close of business on Wednesday 28th February 2018.
Application should be addressed to:
The FAO Representative in Nigeria
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Old Central Bank Building
No.4 Zaria Street, Off Ladoke Akintola Boulevard
Garki II Abuja.