Rural Advisory Services and Extension Specialist, FAO, Khartoum & Juba

Deadline For Application: 12 April

Duty Station: Khartoum and Juba, the Sudan with frequent regional travel

Duration: 2 years (renewable for further 2 years)

Minimum Requirements

Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, rural development or related field

  • Seven years relevant experience in rural development projects including strengthening institutions, and particularly in the establishment of rural advisory service providers, and experience in Africa

  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic or one of the other languages of the Organization

    Selection Criteria

    Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent of relevant knowledge and experience in the establishment of rural advisory services and capacity building of state and locality-based services in charge of agricultural extension in developing countries

  • Depth of knowledge and experience in technological approaches to different agro-ecological and socio-economic contexts, e.g. farmer field schools, community animal health workers, water users associations, community-based agro-processing producer marketing groups, and natural resource management

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with UN agencies, NGOs and government ministries

  • Extent of experience in Africa

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English

    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 158-07-PRJ-TCES
    Chief, Special Emergency Programmes Service (TCES)
    FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
    Fax No: +39 06 570 54941
    E-mail: VA-158-07-PRJ-

    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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