FAO recruits 01 National Seed Specialist

FAO recruits 01 National Seed Specialist


Juba, South Sudan
Job Description: 2001088
National Seed Specialist
Closure Date: 22/May/2020, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRSSD
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: South Sudan-Juba
Duration: 6 months with possible extension
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
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 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 to ensure zero hunger in the country. FAO provides support in three priority areas: sustainable increase in production and productivity, agriculture-based economic growth, and increased resilience of livelihoods to threats and crisis.
The current portfolio of projects in South Sudan includes activities related to agriculture (crop), livestock, Fisheries, Natural Resource management, 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
 Reports to the Head of Programmes.
Technical Focus
 Developing Strategies for sustainable and resilient seed systems, with special focus on establishment of business models for production and supply of various classes of seed (Early Generation Seed and Certified and/or Quality Declared Seed).
Tasks and responsibilities
 Develop best practices for effective formal and informal seed production systems and identifying options for developing sustainable and vibrant integrated seed systems.
Provide the overall technical support to seed related project activities including, technical specifications, seed production planning, seed production, seed inspection, seed harvesting, seed storage, sampling, testing and analysis.
Manage of project implementation and preparing timely quarterly and annual reports.
Contribute to preparing and/or updating technical recommendations for the implementation of seed related projects and/or program.
Coordinate collaborative efforts with CGIAR Centres and NARs on Seed and research related activities.
Provide training on good agricultural practices (GAP) in seed production.
Carry out other duties as assigned by supervisor
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor or advanced university degree in Agriculture Science, Agronomy, Plant Protection or related degree.
Fluency in English and Arabic. Candidates with knowledge of other local languages spoken in the region will get preference.
Minimum 5 years of experience in developing best practices for effective formal and seed production system, providing training GAPs in seed production, managing project implementation.
South Sudan National.
FAO Core Competencies
Results focus
Building effective relationships
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
Technical/Functional Skill
Good interpersonal, communications and facilitation skills.
Sound knowledge and experience in writing reports.
Strong computer, word processing, and statistical skills.
Good knowledge of the UN system, procedures and operational activities would be an advantage.
Ability to organize and implement directly project activities (workshop, mission, assessment, etc.), work in hardship context and guide implementing partners and beneficiaries organizations.
Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships.
Understand and adhere to FAO goals and principle and the FAO South Sudan strategy and objectives.
FAO 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: 
Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
 Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
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