Specialist in territorial implementation, Nicaragua At FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Territorial implementation specialist

Job advertisement : Sep 6/2023

Publication cancellation date : Sep 29, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLNIC – FAO Representation in Nicaragua

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Nicaragua

Duration: 6 months up to a maximum of 24 months

Position Number: N / A

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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

The main objective of FAO offices, led by an FAO Representative, is to help governments formulate policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and use its environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

Hierarchical dependency

Under the general supervision of the National Program Officer, the Senior Program Specialist and with the direct technical follow-up of the Project Coordinator.

Field of specialization

Ensure the strategic, operational and monitoring management of products and activities for the designated geographic area within the Project, guaranteeing its efficient implementation and expected results.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Prepare proposals for priorities and goals Annual Operational Plan ( POA ) in coordination with monitoring and evaluation specialists.
  •  Organize and coordinate, together with the monitoring and evaluation specialist, the project planning and monitoring process, in order to maintain coherence between its actions and the plans of specialists, technical supervisors and field extension technicians.
  •  Ensure the preconditions or enlistment for the operation of the project.
  •  Ensure the conditions for the operational operation of ( specialist personnel, technical supervisors, field extension technicians ) according to the logistics and office conditions in the intervention area.
  •  Ensure the necessary technical documentation, guides, formats and manuals that will be used in the implementation of the project.
  •  Ensure adequate induction to the technical team on environmental and social standards of the project, as well as environmental and social safeguards and FAO regulations; among other; Gender policy, I work with indigenous peoples and Guiding Principles for the development of sustainable food value chains.
  •  Implementation, monitoring and monitoring stage:
  •  Guarantee the work plans of the project personnel located in the territories and headquarters, considering the institutionalized modality of the execution of the Project.
  •  Carry out and coordinate the weekly, monthly and quarterly operational planning of the Project, the implementation of annual purchasing plans ( PAC ), promoting the efficient use of logistics and operating resources, as well as monitoring them. Ensure the application and scope of the monitoring system of environmental and social management plans, gender strategy, stakeholder participation plan, and all the standards applicable to the project.
  •  Control compliance with work plans, ensuring logistics and coordination conditions in the territory.
  •  Coordinate and ensure that the initial promotion and disclosure process is accessible to the project’s target people, as well as the generation of investment demand by the beneficiaries and comes effectively.
  •  Coordinate the prioritization of municipalities, territories, communities and PDIL targeting for its formulation.
  •  Timely lead the process of initiating diagnoses, formulation, review and presentation of PDIL proposals for approval before the defined instances.
  •  Prepare all documentation ( Records ) PDIL for due approval by the CTI.
  •  Ensure that the results of studies related to project implementation, consultancies, Baseline, monitoring system, smart agriculture approaches to nutrition, climate smart agriculture, Good environmental and social practices based on the PDIL Environmental and Social Management Plans ( PGAS ), are carried out satisfactorily.
  •  Ensure the implementation of the activities of the PDIL according to their documents and instruments.
  •  Ensure the operation of monitoring instruments so that information is recorded from the territories.
  •  Ensure compliance with the World Bank’s social and environmental standards and FAO socio-environmental safeguards.
  •  Ensure the proper closure of PDIL operations in accordance with the established methodology.
  •  On the generation of reports and coordination:
  •  Prepare and send the reports on the execution of the project activities to the corresponding instances in the agreed periods, be they implementation or evaluation reports.
  •  Ensure that specialists under their supervision and technical teams generate progress reports of the highest quality, based on FAO standards.
  •  Ensure the generation of PDIL progress reports and recommendations that are relevant for their improvement, in coordination with specialists, supervisors and extension technicians in the field.
  •  Prepare reports of progress of the PDIL to present to the Technical Table and / or Technical Implementation Committee.
  •  Prepare specific study or consulting terms related to project support.
  •  Participate in updating manuals and instruments of the project.
  •  Additional information
  •  The consultant ( a ) must be ready to collaborate in other activities not contemplated in the terms of reference, and that they are identified as essential for the proper development of project activities.
  •  All the above activities should be carried out in coordination with the FAO technical team and specialists, as well as with the project coordinator.


Minimum requirements

  •  Professional with engineering in Agronomy; Forest, Agroforestry or careers related to agricultural sciences; economics and project management.
  •  Preferably have postgraduate studies in Rural Development, Territorial Competitiveness, agribusiness, others related to agricultural development.
  •  Minimum Ten ( 10 ) years of proven experience in project management and coordination with the public sector and / or international organizations.
  •  Practical knowledge of Spanish ( Level C ) and limited knowledge of English ( Level B ) and knowledge of the languages and culture of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua.
  •  Nicaraguan National

FAO core competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building effective relationships
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  Experience in development projects with an investment approach and project formulation with community-based organizations and in coherence with the governance system of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.
  •  Must show planning, execution and operational management skills of development projects. Likewise, it must show high capacity to work with multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic teams, skills to facilitate dialogues, participatory meetings, motivate participants, identify connectors and consensus, conflict resolution, innovative solutions. Ability to generate timely alerts and ability to solve problems through teamwork.
  •  You must show knowledge of operational work in the territory, coordination with multiple actors, technical writing of reports. Knowledge in rural development, knowledge in project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge in management, adaptation and mitigation to the phenomena of climate change in Nicaragua and knowledge of gender and youth approaches.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process ( application, interview, processing ).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. If you need help or have questions, contact: [email protected]
  •  Applications received after the expiration of the application deadline will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching 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 any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/ .

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


  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application sufficiently in advance of the expiration of the term.
  •  If you need help, contact: [email protected].




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