National Project Personnel – District Coordinator – Nkhotakota & Mzuzu
: 30/Jul/2021, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : FRMLW
: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level : N/A
Duration : 12 Months (with possibility of extension)
Post Number : N/A
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FAO assists governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to address hunger and malnutrition, and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to respond to cries. FAO in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and with support of multiple development partners is implementing a wide range of activities to improve livelihoods of small-scale farmers as well as assisting a more inclusive and sustainable development in the country. FAO Malawi is currently supporting the Government to strengthen community-based resilience in vulnerable rural areas, facilitate a more sustainable management of natural resources and supporting nutrition-sensitive agriculture. Likewise, FAO provides and mobilizes technical assistance required by the country in areas related with agriculture production, agriculture economics and other areas relevant.
The District Coordinator will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and the technical supervision of the Deputy FAOR and the Head, Coordination Section.
The District Coordinator will be the overall focal person for FAO’s work at the district level. Carrying out managerial, programmatic, coordination and administrative responsibilities on behalf of the Organization’s management. The District Coordinator will interact extensively with all colleagues within the Section and extensively with stakeholders such as the District Council Members, District Agriculture Development Officers, District Nutrition Coordination Committee (DNCC) members, District Agriculture Extension Coordination Committee, Agriculture/ Health District Staff and Extension Officers/Frontline Workers, Community members, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organizations in each of the districts selected. The District Coordinator will be responsible to backstop the different FAO activities taking place within the district, facilitating a coordinated relation with Government authorities, relevant stakeholders and communities. The District Coordinator will also be responsible for facilitating technical engagements required by different projects implemented in the district and ensure that all activities planned in the different projects and programmes implemented by FAO are coherent and addressing community’ needs as well as supporting the Government of Malawi policies, plans and strategies. Likewise, the District Coordinator will be accountable for the management of assets facilitated for the implementation of the project activities as well as support management of FAO staff deployed in the district.
Tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent will work more specifically:
• Lead specific technical work under his/her responsibility and lead or coordinate FAO’s other field obligations/initiatives;
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced University Degree in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture (including forestry and fisheries), Veterinary Sciences/Animal Production, Human Nutrition; Natural Resources Management or related fields.
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Extent and relevance of experience in programme management;
To apply for this job please visit jobs.fao.org .