FAO Intergrated Innovative Food Systems Expert Jobs in Kenya

FAO Intergrated Innovative Food Systems Expert Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Focal point for the implementation of the integrated actions for innovative food systems across rural-urban communities project in Nairobi and Kisumu counties, Kenya.
  • Establishment (in Kisumu) and strengthening (for both Nairobi and Kisumu) of the Food Liaison Advisory Group (FLAG).
  • Provide support to the Nairobi County in the finalization of the food systems strategy and the development of the action plan for implementation.
  • Provide support to the food systems analysis for specific value chains (potentially under fresh fruits and vegetables) for Kisumu and finalize the analysis for Nairobi County.
  • This analysis will also include food related entrepreneurial, income and employment opportunities especially for the women and youth. The analysis will also incorporate a separate food loss assessment.
  • Supporting Nairobi and Kisumu counties in the design and management of the call for proposals for innovative food systems mini grants targeted for entrepreneurs and aimed at improving food systems.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant stakeholders and initiatives at county level while identifying synergistic opportunities for collaboration.
  • Facilitate and coordinate capacity building activities for the Food
    Liaison Advisory Group (FLAG), county staff and county agriculture advisory agents.
  • Coordination of the following meetings:
  • Prepare periodic progress report on all matters concerning the implementation of the project describing performance, achievement and challenges.
  • Facilitating city-to city exchange with at least two selected cities already involved in food systems planning and actions.
  • Promoting the mainstreaming of food systems analysis and planning in the University Curricula in Kenya.
  • Liaise with the Rome technical unit and provide reports as requested.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in development studies, economics, social science, and other related fields with understanding and experience in urban and territorial planning.
  • 5 - 7 years of relevant experience in food systems or value chain development.
  • Working knowledge of English and Kiswahili.
  • National of Kenya.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st June 2019
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
  • For more information and job application details, see; FAO Intergrated Innovative Food Systems Expert Jobs in Kenya

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