Technical coordinator ( PRUCAC project ), Bangui, Central African Republic At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


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Organizational framework

The Central African Governor has obtained funding from the World Bank for the implementation of the project entitled « Project for an urgent response to the food crisis in the Central African Republic » ( PRUCAC ). The main objective of the project is to mitigate the impact of the concomitant economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, rising prices and excessive precipitation/recurrent floods on food and nutritional security of CAR. The main objectives of FAO’s commitment are determined by the partnership with the Government in the implementation of sub-component 1.1 : Support for food production and household nutrition, from sub-component 1.3: Reinforcement of hydrometeorological information for early flood warning and sub-component 2.2 :Rehabilitation and maintenance of small agricultural infrastructure, in which FAO plays a role in supporting execution. In order to ensure the coordination of the various activities of these sub-components, FAO has planned the recruitment of an International Technical Assistant who will work in collaboration with the team of the Project Coordination Unit ( UCP-PRUCAC ), attached to the Cabinet of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. attached to the Cabinet of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. attached to the Cabinet of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Hierarchical position

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in the Central African Republic ( FAOCF ) and under the technical supervision of the Technical Officer of the FAOCF Program Officer, and in close cooperation with the other national specialists and international consultants recruited on this Project, the International Technical Coordinator coordinates all the technical and operational activities relating to the PRUCAC sub-components executed by the FAO and works continuously with the UCP-PRUCAC team, during the implementation period of the said project.

Tasks and responsibilities

The / The Coordinator ( rice ) International ( e ), in collaboration with UCP-PRUCAC, will be responsible for the various tasks described below :

  •  Ensure the technical, budgetary and operational management of the project ;
  •  Execute the project work plan and support the annual prioritization process for the activities to be carried out ;
  •  Define the monitoring indicators in collaboration with the managers of the Monitoring-Evaluation unit ;
  •  Identify partners likely to participate in the implementation of project activities, in accordance with FAO procedures ;
  •  Support the participatory process of identifying beneficiaries on the basis of the criteria described in the project document, for review and final endorsement by the main technical official of FAO ;
  •  Prepare the memoranda of understanding including the detailed activities to be carried out by the partners and submit them to the FAO Senior Technical Officer for review and endorsement ;
  •  Define the technical specifications of the materials to be supplied and submit them to the FAO Senior Technical Officer for review and final endorsement ;
  •  Ensure that the materials delivered comply with the requested technical specifications ;
  •  Support coordination between the various PRUCAC implementation operators ( UCP, Technical Ministries, ACDA, ANDE Agencies, ICRA, Meteorology, Hydrology, Civil Protection Departments, service providers, other ) ;
  •  Facilitate the articulation and synergy between emergency actions with those for development and support coordination between PRUCAC and other similar or synergistic projects ;
  •  Help set up a continuous monitoring / control system for the activities of the various PRUCAC operators and analyze results and performance ;
  •  Prepare and organize the implementation of the capacity building plan for the actors and partners of the project ;
  •  Carry out field visits to assist the various partners in carrying out the project activities ;
  •  Ensure permanent monitoring of project activities, verify the activities carried out by the partners and propose corrective measures to improve project management ;
  •  Centralize the data collected on all the activities linked to the implementation of the project ;
  •  Ensure an efficient and regular flow of communication and information with the UCP and the World Bank.
  •  Support the Consultant in charge of communication in order to improve the visibility of the project, through the production dissemination of communication and advocacy materials, including brochures, stories of human interest, posters and other visibility articles ( kakemonos, caps, t-shirts ), content production for FAO institutional websites in CAR, etc.
  •  Prepare, in collaboration with the project team, the quarterly activity reports presenting the results of the project and propose guidelines for achieving the objectives of the project ;
  •  Prepare, in collaboration with the project team, an evaluation report on project activities with relevant recommendations ;
  •  Préparer un rapport final du projet avec les apports des autres consultants (nationaux et internationaux), le soumettre au Fonctionnaire technique principal de la FAO pour revue, finalisation et endossement.

LES CANDIDATURES SERONT EXAMINÉES EN REGARD DES CRITÈRES SUIVANTS:

Conditions minimales à remplir

  •  Diplôme universitaire en Agroéconomie, Agronomie ou socio-économie ; (autres diplomes universitaires seront considerés sur la base de l’experience de travail);
  •  Cinq années d’expérience dans le développement agricole et rural;
  •  Connaissance courante du français (niveau C) et connaissance moyenne (niveau B) de l’Anglais; pour les PSA, une seule langue peut être exigée.

Compétences de base exigées par la FAO

  •  Être axé sur les résultats
  •  Avoir l’Esprit d’équipe
  •  Sens de la communication
  •  Établir des relations constructives
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  Work experience in more than two countries, in particular in field positions ;
  •  Relevant experience in the formulation, analysis, planning and coordination of the implementation of programs / projects including budgetary aspects ;
  •  Ability to develop implementation plans and coordination of projects in developing countries ;
  •  Ability to work in a team in a multidisciplinary environment ;
  •  Good analytical and conceptualization capacity ;
  •  Knowledge of the administrative and financial procedures of the United Nations system is an asset.
  •  In-depth understanding of the relevant economic parameters of the country
  •  Strong experience in qualitative and quantitative analysis in the agricultural sector and food security ;
  •  Good command of the IT tool: knowledge of « Word and Excel » software being compulsory ;
  •  5 years of relevant experience in capacity building, institutional support, technical assistance for agricultural projects and rural development, economic analysis, agricultural and rural training ;
  •  Previous experience in managing donor projects such as the World Bank, the European Union and others.

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  FAO does not collect fees at any stage of recruitment ( application, interview, file processing ).
  •  Incomplete application files will not be examined. To get help, write to: Careers@fao.org.
  •  Applications received after the closing date of the call will not be accepted.
  •  Please note that FAO only takes into account university degrees and degrees issued by recognized institutions listed in the World Higher Education Database, the list updated by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. To access the list, please click here www.whed.net/
  •  Other offers can be found on the Employment web page at FAO: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/fr/

HOW TO POSTULATE To apply, please complete the online form on the FAO recruitment website, Jobs at FAO. Incomplete application files will not be examined. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to register their applications with a largely sufficient period of time before the deadline. To get help, write to: Careers@fao.org.

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