National expert in food security and Sustainable Agriculture, N’Djamena, Chad At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )

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Organizational framework

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative of Chad and under the technical supervision of the SFC Policy Officer in collaboration with the Program Representative Assistant, the Food Systems Resilience Strengthening Program Coordinator « Taste of Life » ( P2RSA ) and the FAO Policy Officer, the National Food Safety Expert Consultant will assume responsibility for the tasks assigned to it, in accordance with FAO rules and procedures, guidelines and good practices available within the Organization.

Chad has set up a National Roadmap on Food Systems ( FRNSA ) formulated within the framework of the World Summit on Food Systems in 2021, organized by the Secretary-General of the United Nations with the objective of formulating courses of action to guide the sustainable transformation of food systems, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals ( ODD ) by 2030 and the African Union Agenda 2063. FRNSA has been developed in an inclusive manner, with the participation of all stakeholders and stakeholders in the food and nutrition security sector and sustainable agriculture ( SANAD ) in Chad, based on an assessment of national food systems.It was in the context of its operationalization that the Government of Chad sought financial support from the Program to strengthen the resilience of food systems « the taste for life » ( P2RSA ) implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) and the World Food Program ( PAM ) funded by the European Union.

Hierarchical position

The program holder will work under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Chad, under the direct supervision of the Policy Officer Sub-Regional Office for Central Africa.

Area of specialization

Food systems and SANAD.

– Propose a study management methodology and a chronogram of activities; – Participate in a framing meeting which will bring together the FAO Policy Officer and his assistant, the Program Assistant, a Ministry of Agriculture framework, a DANA framework from the Ministry of Health and the two national specialists; – Carry out the collection, analysis and processing of ( documentary review, ) interviews with government and non-state actors ; – Write the different Drafts of the report up to the final version, incorporating the amendments and contributions of the actors and stakeholders of the study ;- Prepare and present the results of the study to a workshop to validate the various documents – Produce the synthesis of the main results of the study to be submitted to decision-makers.


Minimum conditions to be met

– Hold at least an engineering degree or Master 2 in agriculture, livestock, environment, fishing, agro-economy, rural economy, or any other field of rural development; – Justify a professional experience of at least 10 years in these fields; – Fluent knowledge of French and average knowledge of English; – Be of Chadian nationality or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

Basic skills required by FAO

– Attention to results; – To have team spirit ; – Communication skills ; – Building constructive relationships; – Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.

Technical/functional skills

– Have a good knowledge of rural development sub-sectors and food supply chains, strategies and good practices in terms of increasing, diversifying, enhancing and reducing post-harvest losses of agro-sylvo-productions. pastoral and fisheries as well as sustainable management of natural resources and adaptation to climate change; – Have in-depth knowledge of the policies and strategies of the agricultural or food sector of Chad or the sub-region; – Have participated as a consultant in the realization of at least one similar study preferably in Chad or in countries of the Sahelian sub-region or in Africa; – Have proven experience in conducting consultations for the benefit of technical and financial partners in general and the Agencies of the United Nations system in particular; – Have a very good knowledge of methods of analyzing documentation and participatory research approaches; – Knowledge of Chad’s National Food Systems Roadmap (FRNSA) will be an asset; – Have proven design, critical analysis, synthesis and reporting capabilities.

Selection criteria

– Ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision; – Ability to work under pressure; – Coordination and management skills, able to supervise and build synergies within teams; – Good judgment, integrity, sense of initiative, high sense of responsibility and work organization; – Have relevant work experience in or with the ministries involved in the field of food and nutrition security; – Knowledge of UN agencies and other institutions involved in food and nutrition security issues; – Have a mastery of the computer tool; including Word, Excel, Powerpoint software. – Be available.

Please note that all candidates must adhere to the values ​​of FAO – commitment to the Organization, respect for everyone, integrity and transparency.


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HOW TO APPLY  To apply, please complete the online application form on FAO’s recruitment website, Jobs at FAO. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Candidates are encouraged to register their application, allowing ample time before the deadline. For assistance, write to:




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February 2024