FAO Food Security Integrated Approach Program-Component Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

FAO Food Security Integrated Approach Program-Component Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

The consultant will work under the supervision of the Project Budget Holder and the FAO Lead Technical Officer (LTO) together with designated Project Task Force members. In close consultation with UN Environment Focal person for Component 1, and the other members of the FS-IAP Programme Coordination Unit (PCU) based at World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the consultant will lead the establishment and implementation of a 'Science and Policy Interface' (SPI). He will facilitate liaison between the Programme Coordination Unit based at ICRAF, FAO and UNEP.


  • Prepare and submit to the PCU the terms of reference, letters of agreements, work plans and other relevant documents for the establishment of the SPI, based on the consultation report prepared by Ms Anne C. Woodfine;
  • Provide technical inputs to the preparation of regional workshops, training materials and publications required for Component 1 of the project;
  • Organize workshops as may be determined by the PCU and stakeholders in support of project implementation;
  • Provide support to the implementation of other project components, in particular to aid linkage with the sub-component 2.2;
  • Support the management of the component 1’s budget in accordance with the agreed work plan and approved disbursal of project funds;
  • Act as focal point for liaison with co-financing partners in order to secure the committed in-kind and in-cash contributions for the Component 1’s delivery;
  • Participate in missions to the project implementing countries and provide backstopping assistance that may include the organization of in-country meetings with beneficiaries and relevant institutions; and
  • Prepare a report on
    the consultancy assignment


  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, environment or natural resource management or any other subject related to the mandate of the Organization.
  • Seven years of relevant experience with international projects in the Region, preferably as team leader or project coordinator on themes focused on sustainable food and agriculture, natural resource management, environmental conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Extent and relevance of experience in coordination of multi-stakeholder platforms
  • Extent and relevance of experience in institutional and policy arrangements to support the adoption of ecosystem service- aware practices, such as sustainable land management (SLM) programmes and agro-environmental science based policy support processes
  • Working knowledge of both English and
  • French is highly desirable
  • Availability for frequent travels
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills

    How To Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd July 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; FAO Food Security Integrated Approach Program-Component Coordinator Jobs in Kenya

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