National Programme Coordinator

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Food and Agriculture Organization




The National Programme Coordinator (NPC) will play a critical role in DART programme implementation by overseeing the effective programme management, monitoring, reporting and communication. Under the supervision of Assistant FAO Representative, this role involves oversighting timelines, activities, and budget; executing logistic and procurement operations; facilitating the organisation of stakeholder consultations and the coordination among various local, national and international actors involved in the JP (including representatives of the EU pre-accession negotiations) and contributing to the final reporting to the funder and steering committee. 


  • Ensure the overall management of Joint Programme’s activities, resources, and timeline in compliance with the agreed workplan and commitments to human rights, gender equality, and SDG localisation;
  • Ensure the regular programme coordination and timely communication between FAO, ILO and ITU, donors and Steering Committee (SC); 
  • Organise the regular meetings and reporting to Joint Programme Sterring Committee;, and participate in national UN results groups, other working groups as well as other meetings related to the activities of the Joint Programme;
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, as well as other national partners and stakeholders to ensure the project’s desired impact; organize, facilitate, and participate in meetings with stakeholders and project partners.
  • Coordinate project operations, procurement, and administrative tasks; including the day-to-day activities of project operations and admin assistants;
  • Undertake regular monitoring and joint missions to ensure timely delivery and quality of FAO components;
  • Document the progress, results achieved and impact, capture lessons learnt, and consolidate the annual results-based report, based upon inputs from other PUNOs (progress against planned activities and outputs); 
  • Update the Joint Programme results framework, workplan and budget in adherence to quality standards;
  • Finalize the project’s closure documents including financial and performance reports;
  • Provide support and undertake additional tasks, as may arise within the scope of the project, to ensure successful completion of the expected outcomes, as may be required.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:

Minimum Requirements:

  • University degree in economics. business administration, political science or any relevant specific field related to the JP, such as agriculture, rural development  etc., OR education in a reputed college of advanced education with a diploma of equivalent standard to that of an advanced university degree in one of the above-mentioned fields.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the following areas: project management, stakeholder engagement, agriculture and rural development
  • Working knowledge of English and Albanian
  • National of Albania

Technical/Functional Skills :

  • Work experience in Albania. Work experience in more than one location or area of work is an advantage. 
  • Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project management, stakeholder management, and monitoring 
  • Familiarity with agriculture and rural development in Albania, as well as knowledge and relationships with local actors 





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