CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 1901111
National specialist in social inclusion (SI specialist)
Closure Date: 30/May/2019, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FAO REPRESENTATION IN EGYPT
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo
Duration: 60 Days
Post Number: N/A
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In 2008-2009 the Government of Egypt (GoE) formulated the “Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy Towards 2030” (SADS 2030) in close collaboration with FAO. Developed in the aftermaths of the food price crisis, the major thrust of SADS 2030 was mostly improving the efficiency of the agricultural sector and raising Egypt’s degree of food self-sufficiency. Following its completion, significant developments have occurred both at world and country level. In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were formulated signalling to the world the need to shift onto a more sustainable path, by tackling some of the more pressing challenges facing the world with emphasis on eradicating poverty and hunger. The SDGs coincided with Paris Agreement on climate, which provides a set of common standards to mitigate and adapt to climate changes. At country level, challenges emerging from high levels of poverty, persistent food insecurity and malnutrition, and increased pressure on natural resources due to population growth and inadequate technologies and practices cannot continue to be addressed with a business-as-usual mind-set. Considering these developments, on July 5th 2018 the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR) expressed its interest in updating the SADS 2030 and asked for FAO assistance.
The FAO Representation for Egypt (FAO-EGY), with the support of the Investment Centre of FAO (TCI) and the Statistics Division at FAO (ESS), will be technically responsible for this exercise that will draw and build on the work undertaken to date and lead the process of reviewing the SADS 2030 and developing the related Plan of Action for Agricultural Development (PAAD). A technical taskforce is organized by FAO for managing the project from organizational and technical perspectives. An International Expert is designated by FAO as Team Leader and has the overall technical responsibility of the project implementation. In addition, experts on thematic areas relevant for the SADS 2030 are assigned by the GoE to be part of the strategy preparation team (Thematic Working Groups)
Under the overall guidance/ supervision of the FAO representative, the National Specialist in Social Inclusion and Institutions list will be under the direct supervision of RNE Policy officer and will be working closely with the FAO Representative Program Assistant, as well as with all FAO office staff and all other stakeholders and Governement counterparts that are involved in the update of the SADS 2030.
The incumbent will lead the process of updating the components of the SADS 2030 related to social inclusion and institutions under two thematic working groups and contribute to the overall process of updating the SADS 2030 and developing the PAAD.
Tasks and responsibilities
The main tasks are to:
• In close consultation with the teal leader and the policy officer, support the Social Inclusion technical working group and the institutional Issues TWG in carrying out the background analyses necessary for reviewing SADS 2030 including:
o review of the SADS 2030, previous strategies and other relevant policy documents including related strategies in other sectors;
o Assessment of the status of the implementation of the interventions proposed in SADS 2030
o work closely with the thematic working groups to identify and formulate the relevant policy questions;
o assist the TWGs to develop a shared understanding of the issues to be addressed and possible interventions to be implemented
o Prepare a background paper background paper on the work of the thematic groups summarizing a review of the institutional set-up (i.e. governmental and non-governmental organizations, policy frameworks, regulations); a review of the background analyses, and the identification of feasible interventions to overcome the challenges and strategies to consolidate strengths and successes;
• Ensure the timely delivery of all technical inputs (e.g. background papers) by the two specific Technical Working Groups;
• Support the consultation process with stakeholders.
• Contribute to the process of quality assurance of intermediate outputs (e.g. background papers) and final outputs.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree in agricultural economics or economics.
• 7-10 years of relevant experience sustainable development issues including social inclusion (poverty, gender, food security and nutrition) and institutional issues (research and technology transfer and extension) with focus on agriculture and rural development.
• Fluency in English and Arabic
• National of Egypt
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Excellent knowledge of the key social inclusion and institutional issues in Egypt in the context of agriculture and rural development
• Demonstrated ability to produce written analysis of socio-economic and gender issues
• Significant experience in analysing and integrating programme formulation in the context of agriculture and rural development and experience in socio-economic and gender analysis
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
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