Technical Expert

Food and Agriculture Organization

Accra, Ghana

Experience: Above 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The project will promote crop-specific, agro-ecological systems and approaches and support the sustainable development of maize, millet, sorghum, soyabean, groundnut, vegetables (tomato), poultry, piggery value chains. In selected project locations, direct agricultural inputs provision, accompanied by support to climate-adapted agricultural practices, provision of improved grain storage technologies, training on post-harvest practices, promotion of organic fertilizer use, provision of solar powered irrigation solutions and application of other climate sensitive and sustainable agri-techniques, promotion of integrated pests and diseases management approaches and facilitation of access to market as well as value addition for crops produced will help in resolving some of the production and post-harvest bottlenecks and contribute to achieving food security, and enhanced resilience to future shocks and disasters.
Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the coordination and management of the project implementation and activities, including its day-to-day running, ensuring fruitful collaboration among various ministries, institutions, and community stakeholders, taking into account in-country multi-stakeholder engagement frameworks and/or existing arrangements.
  • Lead the monitoring and ensure the timely performance and delivery of all project activities in line with expected results and relevant expected outcomes under the EUD Strategy.
  • Coordinate the team in the implementation of a dedicated strategy to deepen CSOs, women, PwDs and community participation and contributions to the project implementation.
  • Lead the identification and recruitment of other consultants and resource persons/experts in support of project delivery. 
  • Promote and sustain strategic partnerships, strengthen collaboration at national, sub-national and non-state actor levels.
  • Undertake processes for preparation and implementation of LoAs/DBGs under the project. 
  • In line with the project formulation and objectives, study, propose and undertake actions to support FAO, EU and Government strategic engagement and contribution to Ghana’s Food and Nutrition Security.
  • Identify and project success stories and lessons learnt during from the project implementation including to contributing to public information, visibility, and communication products.
  • Lead the preparation of periodic reports, assessments, and technical documents, including but not limited to, project progress and monitoring reports, Project Terminal Report implementation reports, letters of agreement, terms of references, and speeches.
  • Plan and execute workshops and other meetings.
  • Contribute to the implementation of Ghana’s Country Programming Framework (CPF) Priorities such as on “Sustainable Natural Resource Management for a Safe, Secure and Productive Environment” and CPF Priority 3: Resilient Livelihoods for reduced Vulnerability and Rural Poverty.
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced university degree in Food Security, Agricultural Economics, or other fields related to the FAO mandate 
  • Ten years of relevant experience of a progressively responsible and nature in food security information analysis, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture, especially in emergency settings 
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of another FAO official language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian)
Technical/Functional Skills:
  • Work experience in more than one area of work, particularly in field positions is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of international and national multi-disciplinary teams particularly in field positions and familiarity with the region and protracted crises.
  • Extent and relevance of experience (at least 5 years’ experience) in evidence-based resilience and humanitarian programming, in humanitarian information management.
  • Demonstrated experience in Food security assessment and analysis in several countries and strong knowledge in major Analysis system (IPC in particular);
  • Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and guiding multi-stakeholder processes; 
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise and build partnerships with UN, NGO, and government institutions; 
  • Relevant experience managing projects in FAO and or funded by EU is considered a strong asset; 
  • Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work.