Agricultural Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization - UN, Nairobi

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Food and Agriculture Organization of UN is recruiting candidates for the Agricultural Officer position.

Duty Station: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia

Duration: 12 months

Organizational Unit Special Emergency Programmes Service (TCES) Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) Technical Cooperation Department (TC)

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, agronomy or related subject
  • Five years of relevant experience in the planning and implementation of agricultural projects and programmes including field work in developing countries related to emergency and rehabilitation in agriculture and seed production
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages

    Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent of experience with agriculture projects in a broad range of technical areas including agriculture and seed production and seed security
  • Knowledge of rural livelihoods in developing countries
  • Demonstrated capacity and skills in managing projects and programmes
  • Extent of experience in East Africa, particularly in Somalia, and/or in a complex emergency
  • Communication, written and presentation skills in English
  • Extent of experience in working with governmental services, NGOs and other UN agencies is an asset.

    Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

  • The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.

    To Apply: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

    Send your application to:

    V.A TCES-169-07-PRJ
    Chief, Special Emergency Programmes Service (TCES)
    FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
    Fax No: +39 06 570 54941

    This vacancy is open to male and female candidates.

    Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged.

    Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.

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