Specialist in support of the implementation of Sustainable Schools for the project GCP/RLA/223/BRA, Huancayo, Peru At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Specialist in support of the implementation of Sustainable Schools for the GCP / RLA / 223 / BRA project

Job announcement : Jun 28, 2023

Date of cancellation of publication : Jul / 12/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit: FLPER

Type of position : Temporary work

Requisition Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Peru-Huancayo

Duration: July – December 2023

Position Number: N / A

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Organizational framework

and the articulation of family farming to schools through public purchases of healthy and safe food; contributing to the food security of girls and boys. The Junín experience has been positive and has been replicated in other regions such as Huancavelica, Loreto, and Arequipa.

In this sense, since 2012, the Brazil-FAO Cooperation has been offering in Peru a package of actions to strengthen the PNAEQW and its articulation with family farming, through the Sustainable Schools model, based on the successful experience of School Feeding Program ( PAE ) of Brazil, in the inclusion of fresh food from family farming. Within the framework of cooperation, the model began to be implemented in Junín and has been widely accepted because it promotes territorial development and strengthens governance and leadership in the territory. On the other hand, the FAO-Brazil cooperation has offered courses aimed at strengthening the PAE, managing to train the actors linked to the PAE, especially public servants and officials from different sectors such as MIDIS, MINSA, MIDAGRI,

Likewise, within this framework of cooperation, various spaces for the exchange of learning, socialization of lessons learned and technical internships have been promoted to strengthen the officials and technical teams of the PNAEW-MIDIS and MIDAGRI. As part of these actions, in 2018 the Sustainable School Feeding Network ( RAES ) was created as a space for cooperation to deepen the dialogue on school feeding in Latin America and the Caribbean. For this year, Peru will host the meeting in the RAES, which will take place in May in Junín, for which some strategic actions have been prioritized within the framework of the MIDIS-PNAEQW-FAO work agenda. .

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Under the general supervision of the FAO Representation in Peru, through the Program Area, and the National Coordinator of the Project and in coordination with the Regional Coordination Team of the Project GCP / RLA/223 / BRA “Consolidation of School Feeding Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean ”, he / she will carry out the following activities: Field of specialization

Support the consolidation of the Sustainable Schools methodology in Huancayo, Huancavelica, Loreto. Provide technical assistance to the FAO Representation in Peru in actions to promote inter-institutional articulation, the participation of the educational community in food education programs, the development of infrastructure and equipment for food, the improvement of school menus, and the articulation of family farming to schools through public purchases of healthy and safe food.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Prepare the joint work plan for the implementation of the Sustainable Schools methodology together with the focal points of local governments, the territorial units of PNAE Qali Warma and MIDIS.
  •  Provide technical assistance for the development of actions to promote the Sustainable Schools methodology and all its components in the educational community and officials of the Municipalities, applying in a highly vulnerable population such as the Native Communities CCNN and the high Andean areas in coordination with the provincial governments.
  •  Provide support to Local Governments at the Provincial or District level for the organization and management of multi-stakeholder spaces in prioritized provinces of the Junín, Huancavelica, Lima and Loreto regions. FAO would provide technical assistance for conducting these spaces.
  •  Provide technical assistance to the Municipality of Huancayo for the leadership of the Network of intermediate cities of LAC.
  •  Contribute to promotional actions with local governments for the application of food policies and to integrate them into different food dialogue networks in LAC, especially in the Network of Intermediate Cities promoted by FAO.
  •  Develop training for extension agents from the Municipality, FONCODES, Ministry of Agriculture and their affiliated agencies INIA, SENASA; AGRORURAL, Agricultural Cooperatives, NGOs, to carry out the field schools and prepare the producers for the commercialization of innocuous and healthy products to the schools.
  •  Coordination and technical support to MIDAGRI, SENASA and Local Governments to advance in the implementation of the law of state purchases to family farming, implementing programs in Junín and Cajamarca; as well as the implementation of mechanisms to ensure and promote the control of food production and primary processing.
  •  Support the development of training services in conjunction with the academy and under the coordination of MIDIS and MIDAGRI for the trade of family farming products through producer markets and digital commerce.
  •  Create a photographic record of the activities and progress of Sustainable Schools and its components to integrate into the archives of the Brazil-FAO Cooperation, indicating the author of the photo, the place, the date and the corresponding activity.
  •  Prepare a summary of the progress of Sustainable Schools and its components in the country, with updated data on the number of schools, beneficiaries, training, actors involved, EAN actions and other relevant data on the experience. It must also contain the gathering of information on whether this has been replicated in other provinces from the pilot or the courses, and collect information on scaling elements that have been achieved by the government. The document must contain graphs, tables, photographs and / or videos.
  •  Prepare a final report that refers to all the activities carried out, attaching the documents and materials produced during the development of the consultancy.
  •  Other activities related to the implementation of the project related to the object of the work and that may be a contribution to the work of FAO in the country and the Regional Project GCP/RLA/223/BRA in the scope of the Brazil-FAO International Cooperation Program.


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree in Agrarian, Fisheries, Social, Environmental, or related Sciences.
  •  Minimum professional experience of (10) years in agroecology, organic production, or food safety.
  •  Practical knowledge of Spanish.
  •  Peruvian nationality or 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

  •  Studies in Quality System, Safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Management or Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Implementation of Field Schools in GAP and GMP are valued.
  •  Knowledge of the FAO and the UN System, as well as public policies for rural development and related matters, will be valued.
  •  Experience in facilitating workshops and capacity building for adults in rural areas.

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


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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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