The main aim of the FAO Representation in Cambodia is to assist the government 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 is an Accredited Entity (AE) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In partnership with Cambodia's National Designated Authority (NDA), the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) are developing a project ”Public-Social-Private Partnerships for Ecologically-Sound Agriculture and Resilient Livelihoods in Northern Tonle Sap Basin (PEARL)". This climate change adaptation project aims to enhance the climate resilience of farmers and local communities in the Northern Tonle Sap Basin (Kampong Thom, Siem Reap, Preah Vihear and Oddor Meanchey) through public-social-private partnerships and improved access to growing segments of the agricultural product market, while ensuring climate-resilient practices.
The project has three outcomes i) improved hydrological and agrometeorological services, ii) climate adapted agriculture value chains development, and iii) strengthened agriculture regulation, policy, market, finance and institutional capacities. The project will work to improve four agriculture value chains: rice, mango, cashew nut and vegetables.
The Senior Project Officer (GCF PEARL Project) reports to the FAO Representative (FAOR) in Cambodia and will work in close coordination with the Head of Operations, the Assistant FAO Representatives (AFAOR) for Programme and Administration and the Lead Technical Officer/Team at the FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP). The SPO (GCF PEARL Project) will receive additional technical guidance from relevant officers in RAP and relevant units at FAO headquarters.
The SPO (GCF PEARL Project) will be responsible for project planning, implementation and monitoring to ensure technical coherence between different project components and related technical focus areas relevant to the project including mainstreaming climate change adaptation in the agricultural sector; supporting producer organizations adapt to climate change; inclusive and sustainable value chain development; business planning and agriculture finance; and digital innovation, extension and advisory services.
In addition, the SPO (GCF PEARL Project) will directly manage implementation of the project components and lead the negotiation and support of as well as fiduciary and programme monitoring of project components being implemented through operational partnerships.
Leadership and technical expertise for the planning, development and implementation of projects, related products and services.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following