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Vacancy for Food Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)

Vacancy for Food Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO)

Country: All UN Countries
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Apply for Vacancy for Food Specialist at Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO). The deadline for this job is 7th July 2021.

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Also, the goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. Additionally, the organization believes that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

Important Notice:

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background, and culture
  • Also, qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination
  • Additionally, all selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

Tasks and responsibilities

The successful candidate will support in the above area of work, and in particular will:

  • Support the development, consultation process and implementation of the FAO-UNEP-UNDP multi-stakeholder tool to accelerate food systems transformation.
  • Also, support the coordination of the pilot testing of the multi-stakeholder tool in Uganda.
  • Map and support as needed coordinated synergies with parallel projects focused on sustainable food systems within FAO and in consultation with UNEP and UNDP, in particular for Uganda and Tanzania.
  • Also, look project management activities of the MPTF project including updating website pages and progress communications.
  • Furthermore, provide any other support to the project as indicated by ESF management.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in food security, development, economics, business, food systems or a related field. Higher degree will be an advantage.
  • Also, at least one year of relevant experience in food systems transformation research and/or projects.
  • Likewise, experience working in UN agencies and experience in the private sector working at different stages of the food value chain is a plus.
  • Furthermore, working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Spanish for Consultants.

Functional Skills

  • Familiarity with project reporting.
  • Also, demonstrable experience in engaging with a variety of stakeholders of the food system.
  • Demonstrable experience at a UN agency level working closely with external partner organizations and country offices.
  • Furthermore, familiarity with FAO areas of work (food systems, food safety, food security, nutrition, climate change, etc.)
  • Proven experience with FAO’s remote working tools, namely Zoom, MS Teams, One Drive and MS Office.
  • Likewise, demonstrated capacity to work under stringent time pressure and priorities tasks.

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Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline07 July,2021
CountryAll UN Countries
Company NameFood and Agriculture Organization



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