Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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)”. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) with its outfits is the government counterpart for the implementation of this project. MoALD is responsible for ensuring sustainable agricultural production and environment conservation through improvement of agro-ecosystem services.
Provide needful technical expertise to carry out tasks as envisioned in the Terms of References (TOR) under the overall administrative supervision of FAO Representative and operational supervision of Assistant FAO Representative (programme) in Nepal, the technical supervision of FAO RAP-AFS and in collaboration with the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and team of project’s national consultants.
The training expert will directly report monthly/regular activities to the National Lead consultant and NPC of the project. The expert 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 NPC of the project of the Government.
The training expert primarily will engage in facilitating the small holder farmers in testing, validation and adoption of 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
FAO Core Competencies
Technical / Functional Skills
The expert shall have competency and demonstrated practical relevant experience in design and implementing Farmer Field School (FFS) and agro-ecosystem based trainings focusing on natural control, pollination and agro-ecosystem services, and diversity and population maintenance of natural enemies, pollinators and beneficial microbesfor sustainable crop production.