FAO has been operating in Tajikistan since 1996, the fully-fledged office was opened in May 2016. Currently, the project portfolio of the FAO Representation in Tajikistan (FETAJ) operates using FAO Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) and funds of donor organizations. As of 2022, FETAJ has 14 TCP projects, 5 externally financed projects and 10+ regional and global projects covering Tajikistan. The main areas of cooperation are defined in Country Programming Framework, which is being renewed for 2022-2024. Currently, the priorities include enhancing national food and nutritional security and safety, sustainable management of natural resources and improved resilience to climate change, sustainable agricultural productivity and competitiveness. FAO as a technical agency concentrates on providing technical assistance in the form of knowledge transfer, capacity building, demonstration and strategic support. FETAJ is working with the wide range of ministries and government agencies, with the ministry of agriculture being the national coordinator of the Organization. In implementation of its projects, FETAJ relies on partnerships with local NGOs, academic institutions and other local partners. It has also established emergency response operations related to climate change emergencies in rural areas. FAO Tajikistan, located in two offices in Dushanbe, employs by per need basis on average 20 administration personnel and up to 50 consultants to implement its projects. FAO Tajikistan operates in all regions of the country.
The Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) reports to the FAO Representative (FAOR).
Programme development, coordination and operational assistance based on the knowledge of the local conditions, culture, language and institutions of the country of assignment.
Effective and efficient coordination and provision of the technical and operational support of the programme and project activities of the FAO Representation.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following: