FAO recruits 01 Project Specialist (BREFONS)

FAO recruits 01 Project Specialist (BREFONS)


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

Job Description – Project Specialist (BREFONS) (2201654)

Job Description:  2201654

Project Specialist (BREFONS)

Closure Date: 05/Jul/2022, 11:59:00 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

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 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:

FAO Representation in South Sudan is responsible for, and contributes technical assistance to the Government of Republic of South Sudan through various projects in the area of agricultural productivity, livestock, fisheries and natural resource management and implemented with humanitarian, transitional and development funding. FAO’s main contribution to the national development process in South Sudan is best expressed through its support to capacity development and the provision of technical advice and policy support contributing to more productive and sustainable farming activities, improved food security and income for the people, particularly in the rural areas. 

FAO South Sudan is implementing the Building resilience for food and nutrition security in the Horn of Africa: South Sudan component (BREFONS) project in the states of Eastern Equatorial and Northern Bahr el Ghazal of South Sudan that will end in 2027. The main objectives of BREFONS Project are to; (i) increase the agro – pastoral production and productivity, (ii) increase incomes from agro pastoral value chains and (iii) enhance the adaptive capacity of the populations to better prepare for and manage climate change risks and variation.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall leadership of the FAO Representative in South Sudan, and the direct supervision of the Project Manager-BREFONS.

Technical Focus

•    Liaise with Project Manager to coordinate with key stakeholders and the project team in the implementation of the BREFONS project activities

•    Development of work plans, communication and stakeholder engagement strategies

•    Support the Project Manager and team in the documentation of project success stories, reports and other documents as required

Tasks and responsibilities: 

Working closely with the project manager, the Project Specialist will:

•    Ensure effective communication and adequate engagement with project stakeholders including liaison with relevant line ministries

•    Coordinate meetings, workshops, field missions and other similar activities under the BREFONS project

•    Provide technical support based on expertise, capacity and experience, 

•    Design and document knowledge products related to the BREFONS project

•    Keep track of the implementation of contracts and LoAs with implementing partners and provide the necessary support.

•    Follow up procurement processes

•    Support the project manager in coordinating the drafting of project reports, including ad hoc project briefs, activity reports and quarterly reports in a timely manner in accordance with FAO procedures and donor requirements;  

•    Perform any other duties that may be assigne


Minimum Requirements 

•    University degree in agriculture, livestock, food security, social sciences or related areas

•    2 – 3 years relevant experience in management and implementation of development projects, especially interfacing with government will be added advantage.

•    Working knowledge (level C) of English is required

•    Working knowledge (level C) of Arabic will be considered an asset

•    National of South Sudan

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results focus

•    Teamwork

•    Communication

•    Building effective relationships

•    Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Selection Criteria

•    Experience working with the government structures in South Sudan will be considered an advantage


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Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:

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

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• 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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