National Project Team Leader, Mongolia At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Closing date: Wednesday, 19 July 2023


National Project Team Leader

Job Posting: 05/Jul/2023

Closure Date: 19/Jul/2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAMON

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Mongolia

Duration : One year; extendable (3 months probationary period)

Post Number : N/A

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Organizational Setting

FAO Mongolia works with the vision “to be a leading, credible and responsive partner in ensuring food and nutrition security of the population”. The office has been coordinating projects and programmes in research, capacity building, natural resources management, technology transfer, food and agriculture policy, livestock production systems management, emergency and post-crisis management, forestry information, statistics, food security and nutrition, emergency response operations, crop production system management, and food quality and safety.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Mongolia, and under the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer and in close liaison with the Assistant FAO Representative and Communication, Operational and Admin staff of the FAO Mongolia.

Technical Focus

The project “Enhancing production and market access of vegetables to support economic diversification in Mongolia” ” is designed to enhance food security and dietary diversity through increasing greenhouse-based vegetable production and market access. The project aims to (i) boost the supply of local fresh vegetables and vegetable products through promoting greenhouse-based vegetable production, (ii) expand market access for vegetable growers by involving private investors and improving value chain management, and (ii) share/disseminate experiences and lessons that improve commercial viability and profitability of vegetable production in Mongolia. The project will also build a mid-sized, energy efficient, long duration greenhouse in partnership with an interested private investor in selected Aimag in order to showcase sustainable greenhouse technology and range of cultivation methods.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  •  Serve as the overall technical and operational leadership of the project; responsible for its coordination, operations, deliverables, ownership and sustainability– as the project’s primary focal point.
  •  Working from the agreed-upon baseline, carefully track the project’s progress and ensure timely delivery of inputs and outputs;
  •  Ensure a high level of collaboration (and ownership) among participating institutions and organizations at the national and local levels;
  •  Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial reports and manage requests for the provision of financial resources as per the agreed modality
  •  Ensure timely preparation and submission of financial and progress reports to USAID as per reporting requirements;
  •  Maintain documentation and evidence that describes the proper and prudent use of project resources as per agreement provisions, and ensure timely submission of financial and progress reports as per reporting requirements;
  •  Facilitate recruitment of national and international consultants in line with the needs of the project, monitor and supervise the work of consultants, ensure linkages with technical backstopping, and facilitate clearances of reports;
  •  Prepare and implement a communication and visibility plan with reference to the agreement guidelines incorporating the latest communication channels including website and social media; and ensure implementation of donor Visibility Guidelines
  •  Organize project workshops and meetings to monitor progress and prepare the Annual Budget and Work Plan;
  •  Inform the Project Steering Committee, FAO and USAID of any delays and difficulties as they arise during the implementation to ensure timely corrective measures and support.
  •  Oversee and facilitate preparation and implementation of planned contracts including preparation of terms of references, assisting FAO representation for bid procedures, monitoring progress and ensuring linkages to consultants and technical backstopping officers for clearances and guidance.
  •  Oversee and facilitate procurement of expendable and non-expendable equipment and services as provided for in the activity document and in consultation with the activity steering committee and FAO representation in line with FAO procurement rules and regulations.
  •  Prepare a activity terminal report, two months before the NTE date of the activity;
  •  Contribute to the collection and dissemination of relevant data and information related to vegetable agribusiness, value chains and systems, including trends and developments, approaches, impacts, lessons and good practices; support global learning, and exchange of information;
  •  Provide support to Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Specialist in identifying baseline, and impact indicators.
  •  Any other actions as required and appropriate to ensure the success of the activity in consultation with supervisors


Minimum Requirements

  •  A university degree in agriculture and post-graduate qualifications in agriculture economics or rural development;
  •  At least 7 years of experience in project management, agribusiness, value chains and food and agriculture sector development;
  •  Working knowledge of English;
  •  Nationality of Mongolia.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  •  Strong Excellent command of English is an advantage;
  •  Experience working with private and public sectors in agribusiness;
  •  Preferred experience in agricultural processing areas.


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