CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: VARIOUS PROFILES

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FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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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.

  • 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
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

FAO’s office in Lebanon is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under Lebanon. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. This position is based in FAO Representation in Beirut, Lebanon. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, 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.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative of Lebanon, under the direct supervision of the Resilience and Liaison Officer or Technical Coordinators, and in close consultation with FAO team, the incumbent will\:


Purpose of the Call

The objective of the Call is to attract talent in different technical areas. The Call will create a roster of Applicants that will be used to identify candidates for Personal Services Agreement National (PSA.NAT) positions.

Below are some examples of different functional areas covered by the roster\:

• Gender Expert

The Gender Expert’s duties include reviewing gender mainstreaming documents, conducting gender-based analysis on value chains, assessing project impacts on genders, collecting disaggregated data, identifying partner organizations, developing a Gender Equality Strategy, proposing project adjustments for gender mainstreaming, and performing other related tasks as needed.

• Environmental Expert

The Environmental Expert’s role involves reviewing project components for environmental impact, describing relevant legislations and policies, assessing environmental effects, proposing mitigation measures, evaluating climate risks on agriculture, suggesting resilience-building activities, managing energy needs sustainably, planning solid waste management, involving stakeholders, monitoring environmental effects, recommending project adjustments, and performing related tasks as required.

• Compost Specialist

The Compost Specialist will complete the compost sector assessment by reviewing previous assessments, identifying stakeholders, developing a gender-sensitive survey, coordinating with internal partners, and conducting data analysis. The incumbent will prepare an action plan integrating findings and recommendations, including environmental and climate-smart practices, and identifying potential women beneficiaries. The specialist will organize a national stakeholders’ workshop to disseminate findings, establish a platform for compost promotion, and draft terms of reference for implementing organizations. Additionally, the incumbent will coordinate exposure visits for smallholder farmers and participate in gender training sessions.

• Fodder Specialist

The Fodder Specialist will participate in gender capacity building activities and complete a desk review on fodder cultivation in Lebanon, focusing on project identification, gender analysis, production gaps, supply chain overview, climate change impacts, and gender-sensitive development opportunities. The incumbent prepares a gender-sensitive action plan for priority activities, emphasizing climate-adapted forage crops, and organize a national stakeholders’ workshop with (The Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute) LARI to disseminate findings and establish a gender-inclusive platform. Draft terms of reference for LARI’s action plan to ensure certified seed production, integrating gender considerations to ensure equal access to resources for men and women.

• Information Management Specialist

The Information Management Specialist is responsible for ensuring the efficient and accurate development, implementation, and updating of necessary database tools, dashboards, standard operating procedures, statistical data, training, progress reports, and any other information acquisition and management tools that the project might need.

• Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism Specialist (FLRM)

The incumbent will update the FLRM workplan according to project partners’ needs and assist senior colleagues coordinate with the Ministry of Agriculture staff to finalize and update rangeland management plans for specific areas in Lebanon. The Specialist will support the development of Letter of Agreements with local partners for plan implementation, supervise the translation of these plans into Arabic, and support the coordination with stakeholders to develop a Global Environmental Facilities (GEF) concept note. S/he will assist in revising the “forest law” draft, organize technical days, and facilitate the FLRM work plan’s implementation. The Specialist will follow up on activities, review deliverables, report progress to the country office and FAO HQ, and perform other relevant duties.

• Business development Specialist

The Business Development Specialist is responsible for developing a feasibility study to verify and validate the planned interventions on the plot, ensuring feasibility in terms of costs, expenses versus revenues, and turnover. S/he needs to determine the labor requirements, including management, for optimal business operations of the plot, involving women and youth labor, and avoiding losses.

• Technical Specialist- Field

The Technical Specialist- Field is responsible for following up on the implementation of field activities, organizing training activities, and contributing to field data collection and reporting.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

• Education\: Advanced degree in Agriculture Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Food Security, Gender Studies, Women’s Studies, Sociology, International Development or other related fields; or University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
• Experience\: A minimum of five years of relevant experience in related positions.
• Languages\: Working knowledge (level C) of English or / and Arabic
• Knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet, and office technology equipment.
• Proficiency in corporate electronic databases and systems would be an asset.
• National of Lebanon or resident of the country with work permit

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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 or have queries, please contact\: [email protected]
  • 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.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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 create a one-time registration with FAO’s client support team for further assistance\: https\://fao.service-now.com/csp

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