Territorial management specialist, Asuncion, Paraguay At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Territorial management specialist

Job advertisement : Jun 20, 2023

Publication cancellation date : Jul 4/2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLPAR – FAO Representation in Paraguay

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Paraguay-Assumption

Duration: 3 months of testing with possibility of extension

Position Number: N / A

_ 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 country offices, headed by an FAO Representative, is to cooperate with governments in policy development, programs and projects to achieve food security, reduce hunger, malnutrition and rural poverty; help develop the agricultural, fisheries, forestry and use its environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

Hierarchical dependency

The holder will be under the general supervision of the a.i Representative FAOR in coordination and under the direct supervision of the Assistant Program Representative, in coordination with the coordination of the Rural Poverty Reduction area.

Field of specialization

Technically assist local governments in the framework of the process of strengthening the inter-institutional and intersectoral articulation between social protection programs and economic and productive inclusion, anchored to the Social Protection System within the framework of Pillar II for economic and productive Inclusion with main attention to Local Development agendas, with emphasis on strengthening the management of the driving groups in the districts prioritized by the Social Protection System and the National Plan for Poverty Reduction ( PNRP ).

Tasks and responsibilities

The title must:

  •  Prepare a work plan including the time schedule, detailing the activities and tasks related to the achievement of each product.
  •  Participate and provide support in coordination spaces with the teams involved in projects related to the Social Protection System, the National Poverty Reduction Plan, the National Plan for Indigenous Peoples and the actions developed by the Inter-institutional Commission to Follow Up on the application of Law No. 5,446 / 15.
  •  Support the implementation of investment plans and matching initiatives that take place in the 8 prioritized districts.
  •  Make regular visits to prioritized localities and hold meetings with different actors, particularly with peasant and indigenous communities linked to initiatives, for accompaniment, technical assistance, supervision and monitoring of activities, in particular the identification and survey of good practices and the implementation of Pillar 2 service tables, including investment plans.
  •  Support the organization and direct exchange of experiences between local actors in prioritized districts and nearby communities.
  •  Support the Area Coordinator in the process of implementing the actions established in the work plan at the local and territorial level.
  •  Participate in FAO team meetings and internal training processes.
  •  Support regular monitoring and evaluation of the project, collect information on compliance with the indicators of the Results Framework and its means of verification, and identify the lessons learned.
  •  Support the Area Coordinator in the organization and conduct of monitoring, mid-term review and evaluation missions, as well as in completing FAO’s monitoring tools.
  •  Assist the Technical Unit of the Social Cabinet for the coordination and management of the Technical Table of services for economic and productive inclusion, body responsible for managing the requirements of the Initiatives at the local level.
  •  Prepare and deliver the reports that are requested based on the assigned responsibilities.
  •  Create and update the file / record of the actions and sources of verification of the activities under their charge according to the assigned functions;
  •  Provide other technical supports, as requested ( strategic analysis, training, etc. ).
  •  Support the area of communication and gender in required information on the territory ( information lines and / or photographs ).
  •  Perform other functions that, within its specialty, are required by the FAO Representation Office Paraguay.


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree in economic, administrative or accounting sciences, agricultural sciences. Specialization in social sciences, education or any other related field.
  •  At least 3 years of experience in the area of facilitation and / or implementation of projects at the local level with an emphasis on work and relationships with local and / or regional actors.
  •  Knowledge of the Spanish and Guaraní language.
  •  Paraguayan nationality or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO core competencies

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

Technical / functional skills

  •  At least 2 ( two ) years of experience in facilitation spaces, programs or projects, linked in some of the following areas: social protection, agri-food systems, climate change, poverty reduction or international trade.
  •  Knowledge of approaches and practices related to human rights, economic and productive inclusion in the framework of social protection.
  •  Skills for verbal and written communication, and ability to carry out field work with peasant, indigenous communities, as well as in establishing working relationships with regional government institutions, local governments and civil society organizations and the private sector.
  •  Ability to prepare technical and social reports.
  •  Desirable theoretical and / or practical knowledge in public policies, execution of programs and / or projects with a gender focus.
  •  Experience in preparing / writing plans, strategies, reports and technical documents in general.
  •  Knowledge of problems, trends and limitations in the national and local context, with special reference to hunger, social protection, agri-food systems, climate change and poverty reduction.
  •  Availability to travel and carry out activities in the field.

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


  •  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: Careers@fao.org
  •  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/.

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. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org




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