Junior Technical Assistant of the Project, Lima, Peru At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Junior Technical Assistant of the Project

Job advertisement : May 12, 2023

Publication cancellation date : May 26, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLPER

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Peru-Lima

Duration: 5 months

Position Number: N / A

_ FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.


  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

On January 15, 2022, there was a spill of 11,900 barrels of oil at the La Pampilla refinery in the district of Ventanilla in the constitutional province of Callao, affecting the beach areas and the coastal ecosystem of this district and other coastal districts of Lima and Huaral, classifying it as “the worst ecological disaster that has occurred in Lima in recent times”, estimating the government through the National Emergency Operations Center ( COEN ) that the spill affected approximately 180 hectares of land, and 15,846 hectares of sea surface ( OEFA ); declaring an emergency in the geographical area that includes the coastal marine zone of the affected districts.

In the evaluation it was determined that the main economic activity affected was artificial fishing in the districts of Ventanilla in the constitutional province of Callao; Ancón and Santa Rosa in the province of Lima; and Aucallama and Chancay in the province of Huaral; which correspond, according to the Single Register of Affected People, to a total of 3,940 families ( June 2022 ), dedicated to fishing activities, fish filtering, transportation of inputs and products, marketing of hydrobiological products, and maintenance services for nets and boats. Additionally, livestock activity in the Aucallama district was significantly affected in stables very close to the beach, affecting 30 families.

Artisanal fishing is not only the main source of work for the affected people, but also provides hydrobiological resources for self-consumption, the food industry, markets, restaurants and hotels. These affectations are not being adequately addressed by the company that caused the emergency and the government institutions are unable to serve the entire affected population, so this project is expected to provide support to 5 local governments and 1090 families. of fishermen on board and livestock producers affected.

Given the affectation caused by the spill and the scope of the project activities and the areas of intervention planned, it is necessary to have the support of a technical assistant in the field monitoring tasks, registration of beneficiaries and equipment and materials delivered for the productive recovery, as well as the requirements thereof and the technical assistance services that will be carried out.

hierarchical dependency

Under the supervision of the FAOPE Assistant Program Representative, the Technical Project Coordinator, the guidance of the Regional Officer in Resilience and Emergency Response, and in coordination with the Communications unit of FAO, within the framework of the TCP / PER project / 3903: “ Recovery of the livelihoods of artificial fishermen and livestock producers affected by the oil spill in Lima, Peru ”; the technical assistant will carry out the following activities: Field of specialization

Coordinate and provide follow-up activities to recover the livelihoods of artificial fishermen and livestock producers affected by the oil spill in the districts of Ventanilla, Santa Rosa, Ancón, Aucallama and Chancay, in Lima, Peru.

Within the framework of this service, the consultant will provide special support in the following activities: Tasks and Responsibilities

  •  Support in the execution and monitoring of the project.
  •  Support in the elaboration of the technical specifications of the requirements of goods and services to be distributed or executed by the project.
  •  Support in the registration and monitoring of project beneficiaries who receive technical assistance and the registration and monitoring of those who receive support with materials and supplies.
  •  Support the Project Coordinator with the preparation and systematization of specialized documents for meetings, presentations and reports for different institutional, public and private instances.
  •  Support in technical aspects for holding events and workshops within the framework of the Project.
  •  Report of activities at a technical level, in support of monitoring, follow-up and evaluation, in accordance with the provisions of the document “Best Practices for Project Monitoring of the FAO Representation in Peru”.
  •  Support the development of other activities that may arise during the execution of the aforementioned project and other activities and projects under the responsibility of the Project Coordinator, as well as in the preparation of proposals for new projects.
  •  Carry out other related tasks that are entrusted to him by the FAO Representative in Peru or by the Project Coordinator of the Representation, by virtue of his experience and training.
  •  Comply with the mandatory courses of the FAO.


Minimum requirements

  •  Technical degree or Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, or related.
  •  At least three (3) years of relevant experience in the subject.
  •  Practical knowledge of Spanish.
  •  Peruvian nationality or being a resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/functional skills

  •  Experience working and interacting with organizations of artisanal fishermen.
  •  Knowledge of equipment and materials for the development of artisanal fishing.
  •  Knowledge of the requirements and permits to carry out the fishing activity.
  •  Experience in recording and processing data.
  •  Work experience in the United Nations system or international cooperation.
  •  Knowledge of FAO and UNS will be valued.
  •  Analytical capacity and synthesis of technical documents.
  •  Communication skills, workshop facilitation and capacity building for adults in rural areas.
  •  Ability to work in a team and good communication.

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values ​​of commitment to FAO, respect for all, and integrity and transparency.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the application submission deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider degrees or academic credentials obtained at an educational institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/UNESCO. The list can be consulted at: www.whed.net/
  •  For all other questions visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/.

HOW TO APPLY Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org




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