Project Coordinator

Food and Agriculture Organization

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

The project “Enhancing production and market access of vegetables to support economic diversification in Mongolia” ” is designed to enhance food security and dietary diversity through increasing greenhouse-based vegetable production and market access. The project aims to (i) boost the supply of local fresh vegetables and vegetable products through promoting greenhouse-based vegetable production, (ii) expand market access for vegetable growers by involving private investors and improving value chain management, and (ii) share/disseminate experiences and lessons that improve commercial viability and profitability of vegetable production in Mongolia;  The project will also build a mid-sized, energy efficient, long duration greenhouse in partnership with an interested private investor in selected Aimag in order to showcase sustainable greenhouse technology and range of cultivation methods.  
Responsibilities:
  • Support National Project Manager and national consultants in planning and implementing all activities of the project. 
  • Responsible for timely planning and implementation of project activities in the aimag. 
  • Coordinate and communicate between the local stakeholders, and further develop local project. 
  • Conduct research on vegetable and greenhouse producers in the respective provinces and regions, provide the gathered information to the project unit, and offer technological and methodological support.
  • Support the organization of project discussions, workshops, trainings, and field trips, especially on selected aimag level. 
  • Ensure the participation of local farmers and greenhouse producers in such events.
  • Supervise the receipt, issuance, and use of technical equipment provided within the scope of the project.
  • Oversee the local-level project greenhouse construction process and provide technical support for greenhouse operations.
  • Support local greenhouse producers in vegetable sales, value chain development, and participation in trade fairs.
  • Perform daily tasks including documentation, reporting, scheduling, and other relevant tasks;
  • Help with communication and awareness raising efforts (social media, newsletter, TV campaigns, etc.). Promote the project activities in the local area.
  •  Perform other duties requested by the project manager or FAOR; 
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following:
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in agronomy or any other relevant field
  • Working knowledge of English (C1)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • National of Mongolia
Technical/Functional Skills: 
  • Good knowledge of the local greenhouse vegetable production,
  • A high degree of punctuality and reliability is required,
  • Strong analytical, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills; knowledge and experience in project management support and report writing skills, 
  • Strong ability to communicate and coordinate with different level of stakeholders,
  • Experience in an international programme and project-implementing organization is an asset;