Chief Technical Adviser, FAO, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Duty Station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Grade Level: P-5

Duration Fixed Term: 3 years

Minimum Requiremnts

Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced University Degree in Natural Sciences, Agriculture, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development or related field
  • Ten years of relevant experience in policy analysis and development, particularly in the livestock sector in developing and/or countries in transition
  • Working knowledge of English

    Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent and relevance of experience in policy analysis and formulation, ideally in the livestock-sector
  • Extent of experience in leadership, management and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams, and with negotiating with senior government officials, international agencies and multilateral financing institutions
  • Extent of experience in project formulation and knowledge of funding requirements of major multilateral and bilateral funding agencies
  • Level and quality of analytical skills as demonstrated through publication record in refereed, professional journals
  • Extent of working experience in developing and/or countries in transition and in IGAD countries in particular
  • Quality of oral and written communication skills on technical and policy issues, in English
  • Extent of knowledge of FAO activities, structure and procedures

    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.

    TO Apply: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

    Send your application to:

    V.A VA/81/06/AGAL

    Tim Robinson, AGAL

    FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY

    Fax No: +39 06 57055749

    E-mail: VA-8106-AGAL [at]

    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.

    Deadline: May 16.

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