FAO recruits 01 Livestock Extension Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Livestock Extension Specialist


Juba, South Sudan
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description: 2201198 Livestock Extension Specialist
Closure Date: 17/May/2022, 10:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRSSDJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: South Sudan-JubaDuration: 11 months with possible extensionPost Number: N/A
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, 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 checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality Organizational setting:The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO representatives, is to assistant 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.

The FAO Representation in South Sudan is organized around three main units: Programme, Operations and Administration. The current portfolio of projects in South Sudan includes activities related to Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Natural Resource Management and works food information systems is implemented with humanitarian, transitional and development funding. The incumbent will contribute to the country’s Programme and portfolio as foreseen in the project he/she will coordinate and be assigned. 
Reporting Lines
The National Livestock Extension Specialist works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in South Sudan and the Head of Programmes; and under direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Rep (Programme) and technical Livestock Development Officer.

Technical Focus
The National Livestock Extension Specialist will mainly focus on•    Institutional strengthening of the national officials/institutions such as NEALCO (South Sudan chapter) for increased livestock trade facilitated and minutes filed Tracking and monitoring project budgets and procurement •    Identifying Local livestock and other products trade opportunities. •    Local public-private-partnerships (PPPs) for livestock products established and facilitated•    Supporting the MLF to develop concept papers and proposals.•    Effective communication and sharing of lessons learnt from field to office and vice versa.
Tasks and objectives to be achieved: 
•    Support the FAO Livestock Unit in liaison and coordination with the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (MLF). The incumbent will also support and link FAO and the MLF to the Ministry of Commerce, trade and investment.
•    Support FAO and MLF in data collection and compilation on livestock trade related data; Take part in the organization and facilitation of relevant joint (FAO / MLF) workshops, events and meetings•    Support promotion of livestock trade internally also exploring opportunities for access to international / cross border livestock trade markets; work closely with the South Sudan chapter of the North Eastern African Livestock Council (NEALCO)•    Support NEALCO to institutionalize the national Livestock Marketing Council and state associations, including establishment of pastoralist associations / organizations •    Contribute to the enhancement of private sector engagement in and support to production, processing and marketing of targeted livestock products; This will include provision of support to agribusiness development for women and youth and the establishment of a national e-registry of pastoralists and farmers as a digital platform to support the provision of services to farmers and pastoralists (climate services, agronomic tips, dissemination of livestock alerts, inputs subsidies and insurance services, etc.)•    Support the MLF directorate of Investment and marketing to develop livestock sector concept papers and projects based on the Comprehensive Agriculture Development Master Plan, including through assessments, design and stakeholder consultations;•    Perform other related duties as required
Minimum Requirements •    University Degree preferably in Livestock and Agricultural development, policy and trade.
•    A South Sudanese National•    Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage.
FAO Core Competencies
•    Results focus
•    Teamwork•    Communication•    Building effective relationships•    Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
Technical/Functional Skills•    Experience in relating with and mobilizing stakeholders especially at national level
•    Proven ability to work on cross-state assignments in South Sudan.•    Experience working with government ministries on trade issues, . •    Experience working on livestock value chains with agro-pastoralists including youths and women•    Experience working livestock marketing institutions in South Sudan
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.orgApplications received after the closing date will not be acceptedPlease 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process. FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
HOW TO APPLY• 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• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application• 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.If you need help, or have queries, please contact: FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

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