Training Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Training and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
6th February, 2019


Job Description

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO helps developing countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture including livestock, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Upon request from the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the FAO has provided technical assistance for the execution of the Technical Cooperation Project entitled “strengthening agro-ecosystems resilience for climate change adaptation to improve food and nutrition security (TCP/NEP/3701)”. MoALD with its outfits is the government counterpart for the implementation of this project. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is responsible for ensuring sustainable agricultural production and environment conservation through the improvement of agro-ecosystem services.

Objectives: Provide needful technical expertise to carry out tasks as envisioned in the Terms of References (TOR) under the operational supervision of the FAO Representative in Nepal, the technical supervision of RAP-AFS and in collaboration with the NPC and team of project national consultants.

Reporting Lines: The consultant will submit periodic and end-of-assignment report including training report compiling training materials, list of participants, key discussion points and conclusions to the lead consultant of the project, and the lead consultant will obtain required technical clearance from the Lead Technical Officer. By the end of the project, FAO country office, will submit final reports to the MoALD.

Technical Focus: The consultant primarily will engage to test and validate the best practices on agro-ecosystem services to address the gaps on pollination, natural control, nutrient recycling, soil microbiology and symbiosis through the FFS approach. More specifically, the technical support will focus on promotion and conservation of agro-ecosystem services that defines the roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders, and provides suitable incentives and technical capacity to the farmers, agriculture researchers and extension workers.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Design and develop curricula and training materials on natural control, pollination management and management and conservation of agro-ecosystem services for TOT to the Master trainers of the Govt. officials;
  • Develop training modules, curricula and resource materials for the field base training on the importance of natural control, pollination and agro-ecosystem services, diversity and population maintenance for sustainable agriculture production;
  • Develop/adapt Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for quality crop production, record keeping and traceability;
  • Organize GAP training/training on agro-ecosystem services to Farmers Groups for safe crops production and management and conservation of the natural enemies, natural pollinators and beneficial microbes;
  • Involve in implementation of Farmer Field Schools (FFS).
  • Strengthen Community Resource Centers for mini lab operation, production of bio-botanical materials and bio-agents through providing training and observation visits;
  • Assist to the TCDC and lead consultants on completing their tasks; and,
  • Prepare detailed end-of-assignment report including training report compiling training materials, list of participants, key discussion points and conclusions.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • National of Nepal
  • Advanced University degree in Agriculture
  • At least 7 years of working experience in relevant organization
  • Working knowledge of English both in written and spoken

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills: The consultant shall have competency and demonstrated practical relevant experience in implementing Farmer Field School (FFS) and expertise to design and delivery of the agro-ecosystem base trainings focusing on natural control, pollination and agro-ecosystem services, and diversity and population maintenance for sustainable agriculture production.

Selection Criteria

  • Extent of relevant technical experience in the areas related.
  • Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Experience in training methodology and conducting trainings.
  • Involvements in design and delivery of said types of trainings.
  • Good working knowledge on the subject

Source:https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=1900126&tz=GMT%2B05%3A30


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