The main aim of FAO Country Office, 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 Kyrgyzstan assists the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic to develop policies, programmes and projects to address the root causes of hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. FAO participates in the development and implementation of field projects in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development. This requires the integration within the broader framework of sustainable food and agriculture that aims at increasing production and productivity, addressing climate change, and managing natural resources; and enhance rural livelihoods.
In this context, the FAO is implementing in collaboration with the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the GEF- funded project “Implementation of the National Biosafety Mechanism in the Kyrgyz Republic in accordance with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety” (GCP/KYR/023/GFF). Project activities are aligned to the immediate needs, particularly those associated with the post-COVID socio-economic rehabilitation framework, as well as longer term development challenges associated with Agenda 2030 and beyond. This assignment will contribute to project objective, such as provision of technical guidance and assistance for the implementation of the regulatory framework on biosafety at the national level, including the establishment of administrative systems and institutional arrangements, such as laboratories for LMO detection and human resource capacities in the Kyrgyz Republic.
Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative for Kyrgyzstan and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative in the KR, Project Assistant will assist the National Technical Chief Advisor in the daily administration of the project work.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordination and communication with project partners and stakeholders; translate documents from/into Russian, English, and Kyrgyz; administrative support during the meetings and workshops; perform all necessary secretarial services.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Project Assistant will provide high-level support to:
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