Programme Specialist

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Food and Agriculture Organization




Programme/Project development and coordination based on knowledge of local conditions, and institutions of the country of assignment.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support to implementation of the Country Program Framework (CPF) between FAO and Mongolia by ensuring alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2023-2027) that represents the joint strategic planning framework for collaboration between the United Nations and the Government of Mongolia;
  • Lead and be fully responsible for implementation of the Technical Cooperation Project on promoting Innovative evidence-based solutions and investments in agri-food systems transformation in Mongolia in the context of Hand in Hand initiative
  • Work with the relevant colleagues at the regional office, the headquarters, and other relevant experts on preparing solid evidence based analysis for the technical project under Hand in Hand Initiative
  • Contribute to creating synergies and cross-benefits between different projects and programmes for maximum impact;
  • Draft notes, background papers, talking points, speeches and other correspondence when required 
  • Support preparation of knowledge products, lessons, innovations, policy developments, and good practice experiences in the country
  • Draft inputs to briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to programming 
  • Build and manage relationships with partners to support implementation and expansion of the programme 
  • Support closely the programmatic monitoring to identify bottlenecks and challenges as they develop and propose alternative measures to achieve intended results;
  • Oversee and coordinate the finalization of necessary reporting requirements;
  • Support any evaluation processes and the follow-up of addressing issues that are identified;
  • Support the identification of best practices and lessons learnt, ensure their proper documentation and dissemination;
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary for the realization of these tasks.


Minimum Requirements    

  • University degree in relevant field including economics, economic analysis, agricultural economics, Sustainable Development, social sciences, public administration, agriculture, forestry, natural resources management, climate change, environmental management or any field that may be related to FAO’s work is required. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience relevant to project/programme development, planning, implementation and appraisal, as well as in the development and use of results-based management and monitoring systems
  • Working knowledge of English and Mongolian.
  • National of Mongolia or resident of the country with valid work permit.





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