Agricultural Officer, FAO, Nairobi
Location: Nairobi, with frequent travel to Somalia
Grade Level P-3
Duration: 12 months
Organizational Unit Special Emergency Programmes Service (TCES)
Emergency Operations and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) Technical
Cooperation Department (TC)
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
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
E-mail: VA-169-07-TCES [at] fao.org
This vacancy is open to male and female candidates.
Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represent ed 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.
FAO is a non-smoking environment
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