Livestock Farmer Field School (LFFS) Facilitator (03 positions)

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Organizational Setting

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.

FAO Pakistan under the Green Climate Fund is implementing a project called Transforming Indus Basin with Climate Resilient Agriculture and Water Management in Punjab and Sindh Provinces. The project aims to develop the country’s capacity to get and use the information it needs to cope with the impacts of climate change on agriculture and water management. The overall goal of the projects is to enhance the capacity of agricultural and pastoral sectors to cope with climate change, by up scaling farmers’ adoption of climate change adaptation technologies and practices through a network of already established Farmers Field Schools, and by mainstreaming climate change adaptation concerns and strategies into on-going agricultural development initiatives, policies and programming.

The positions are based at Dera Ghazi Khan, Muzaffargarh and Sanghar.

The following position is SB3-SC5

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with GCF Technical Adviser, International Technical Officers and Provincial Coordinator, the incumbent will report to head of office and Provincial Project Coordinator under direct supervision of District Training Team Lead and in close collaboration with sectoral specialists and project team.

Technical Focus

Facilitate field level interventions for establishment of Farmer Field Schools for Women, Women Open Schools, and Farmer Business Schools with a focus on livestock management, small ruminants, poultry.

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Facilitate the project target villages’ selection process under guidance of national, provincial and district team lead.
•    Facilitate field level interventions for establishment of Farmer Field Schools for Women (FFS-W), Women Open Schools, (WOS);
•    Facilitate district team lead/supervisor preparation and completion of field work plan, agriculture inputs procurement plan, logistic and admin support etc.
•    Facilitate and participate capacity building events/ trainings on WOS, selected CRA practices demonstration plot sites, facilitation skills, farmer training curricula, On Farm Water Management (OFWM), use of ICT, monitoring methods, and others.
•    Facilitate and undertake local level training of trainers (ToT) for extension officers, staff and/or employees from partner organisations (entities) on women open schools’ activities under Letter of Agreements with Rural Support Program Networks (RSPN), CRA and OFWM.
•    Facilitate and undertake the Training of Farmer Facilitators (ToFF) and provide continuous backstopping to the Farmer Facilitators
•    Provide continuous backstopping to the Farmer Facilitators, Government Extension Workers and Partner Projects/NGO/Private Sector Company Facilitators and RSPNs facilitators for women open schools.
•    Closely work with the partnership facilitators in interacting with the testing and validation of the ongoing WOS practices on the adaptive research demo plots
•    Provide technical backstopping to run the FFS-W / WOS and facilitate ongoing project related activities in the selected districts;
•    Closely work with district training team lead/ supervisor and sectoral specialist for collection and compilation of all the information related with FFS-W / WOS, economic analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis related data from respective district;
•    Facilitate field level activities related to mobilization, formation and facilitation of W FFS-W / WOS in the target villages in close coordination with agriculture department or partners organizations (if any);
•    Conduct regular field visits of the project area and provide guidance and recommendation for livestock specific interventions for establishment of FFS-W / WOS.
•    Support district team lead for maintaining meaningful working relation with local government agriculture department for implementation of FFS-W / WOS;
•    Facilitate district office in better liaison and coordination with district administration, I/NGOs, private sector companies, academia, research institutions and women and men farmer organizations;
•    Assist district team lead and sectoral specialist in the day-to-day monitoring of FFS-W / WOS interventions and compile monthly monitoring sheets (online/offline);
•    Ensure timely submission of FFS-W / WOS work plan and progress reports (monthly, quarterly, and final) to supervisor;
•    Document, report and develop database, based on the progress of trained beneficiaries’ information
•    Identify and develop case studies and success stories for periodic reports
•    Any other task assigned by Supervisor.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements   

•    University degree in Livestock/Veterinary and Medicine (any Specialization/Discipline)
•    Minimum 3 years of Livestock management experience especially small ruminants and poultry, and Farmer Field School (FFS)..
•    Working knowledge of English and Urdu, Sindhi, or Saraiki and other local languages used in relevant province.
•    National of Pakistan

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

•    Practical knowledge of livestock management especially small ruminants and poultry & Community organization skills.
•    Proficient in basic computer skills including MS Office.
•    Good interpersonal & communication skills.
•    Good drafting and report writing skills.
•    Analytical, communication and presentation skills.
•    Good networking and advocacy skills.
•    Ability of working in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment and rural communities.
•    Familiarity with UN systems and procedures regarding code of conduct and resource use.
•    Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA), private sector, value chain experience will be an asset.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • 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 http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For additional employment opportunities 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.


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