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FAO recruits 01 Agrifood Systems Coordination Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Agrifood Systems Coordination Specialist


Harare, Zimbabwe
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description: 2202535

Agrifood Systems Coordination Specialist

Closure Date: 23/Sep/2022, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRZIM – FAO Representation in Zimbabwe

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare

Duration: 12 months renewable

Post Number: N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members 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 FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting 

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative (FAOR) , 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. For the period 2022-2026, the FAO Office in Zimbabwe is supporting Government efforts through the Country Programme Framework (CPF) which is based on three pillars: (i) Promotion of inclusive and sustainable agrifood systems to address food security and nutrition 

(ii) Building resilience to climate change, agricultural threats and crisis; (iii) Sustainable management of natural resources and environmental protection

The position is located in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Reporting Lines

The Agrifood Systems Coordination Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, and direct supervision of the AFAOR-Programme. Supervision received is focused on the quality of the work performed and provides for on-the-job learning.

Technical Focus

•    Programme quality assurance and monitoring 

•    Information management, analysis, report writing

•    Knowledge sharing

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Support the delivery of the Zimbabwe Country Programme Framework focusing on promoting inclusive and sustainable agrifood systems to address food security and nutrition

•    Provide technical leadership to all projects that contribute to the transformation of agrifood systems throughout the project cycle, including formulation and implementation and monitoring of work plans and budgets.

•    Facilitate dialogue between FAO, government officials, partners and relevant stakeholders at all levels to ensure timely implementation of project activities.

•    Represent and show FAO leadership on agrifood systems at different forums 

•    Prepare timely thematic reports for the programme of work as required by various stakeholders (donors, Government, FAO units). 

•    Participate in the identification, and mobilization of resources required to meet CPF targets 

•    Coordinate the identification, development and implementation of relevant policies and strategies as prioritized as well as monitor changes in national policies. 

•    Identify and implement opportunities to integrate agrifood systems into other projects and identify opportunities to create synergies 

•    Perform other duties as required


Minimum Requirements

•    Advanced university  degree in development studies/ Agricultural Economics, Project  Management or related  discipline

•    7 years of relevant experience in project coordination and support 

•    Working knowledge (Level C) of English

•    National of Zimbabwe

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus

•    Teamwork

•    Communication

•    Building Effective Relationships

•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical Skills

•    Good knowledge of corporate information systems

•    Good analytical and writing skills 

•    Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards 


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Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at  

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 Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 


• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications

• Incomplete applications will not be considered

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• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered

• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile

• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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