CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: VARIOUS PROFILES

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• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
•  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: VARIOUS PROFILES 

Job Posting

: 10/Jun/2024

Closure Date

: 11/Sep/2024, 12:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FNLEB

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Lebanon-Beirut

Duration: Up to 6 months
Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

 

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

 

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

 

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

FAO's office in Lebanon is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under Lebanon. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. This position is based in FAO Representation in Beirut, Lebanon. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative of Lebanon and  under the direct supervision of the Resilience and Liaison Officer or Technical Coordinators, and in close consultation with FAO team, the incumbent will:

Purpose of the Call 

The objective of the Call is to attract talent in different technical areas. The Call will create a roster of Applicants that will be used to identify candidates for Personal Services Agreement National (PSA.NAT) positions.

Below are some examples of different functional areas covered by the roster:

 

•    Farmers’ Registry Registration Agent

The registration agent is responsible for completing all registration forms of the Farmers’ Registry based on information provided by the farmers. This entails collecting and scanning relevant supporting documents, and ensuring the declaration is signed by the farmer. Additionally, the registration agent distributes printed ID cards to farmers once the data is verified by Ministry of Agriculture (MOA).

 

•    Farmers’ Registry System Administrator

The main role of the Farmers’ Registry System Administrator is to serve as the Information Technology focal point for all matters concerning the Lebanese Farmers’ Registry. This encompasses providing technical support for the registration process and registration agents, as well as assisting the central unit of Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) in data quality control. Additionally, they support technical enhancements of the Farmers’ Registry 's reporting tool, facilitate the printing of ID cards for farmers, and contribute to developing necessary standard operating procedures for standardizing the Farmers’ Registry. Furthermore, the Farmers’ Registry System Administrator offers technical assistance to the Geographic Information System (GIS) unit at MOA when required and address any unforeseen technical challenges. 

 

 

•    Farmers’ Registry Central Analyst 

The primary responsibility of the Farmers’ Registry Central Analyst to serve as the central focal point for all matters concerning the Lebanese Farmers’ Registry. This entails overseeing the entire registration process and supervising registration agents, while also ensuring data quality control. They coordinate with developers to enhance tools, supervise the validation of farmers' registrations, and draft standard operating procedures and ministerial decisions for standardizing the Farmers’ Registry. Additionally, the Farmers’ Registry Central Supervisor supports the printing of ID cards for farmers, facilitates communication with the Geographic Information System (GIS) unit at Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) for cadastral maps, and address any unforeseen technical challenges. 

 

•    Farmers’ Registry Regional  Analyst

The main responsibility of the Farmers’ Registry Regional Analyst is to serve as the focal point for all matters concerning the Farmers’ Registry within a specific governorate. This involves overseeing the entire registration process and supervising registration agents within the region, while also ensuring data quality control. The Farmers’ Registry Regional Supervisor supports the validation of farmers and collaborate with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) central unit to implement a monitoring and data audit program for the Farmers’ Registry. Additionally, the Farmers’ Registry Regional Supervisor coordinates with relevant regional authorities, supervises the printing of ID cards for farmers, and addresses any unforeseen technical challenges.

 

•    Farm Business School Assistant

The Farm Business School Assistant’s main role is to establish Farm Business Schools, including reaching out to farmers, facilitating the sessions using the FAO guides and manuals, conducting an evaluation of the school, managing the group dynamics, and liaising with FAO project staff for the good implementation of project activities.

 

•    Land Reclamation Assistant

 At regional level: the land reclamation Assistant receives grants applications, undertakes field inspection missions and submits Field Inspection Reports. The land reclamation Assistant supports the agreement signature logistically between FAO and beneficiaries and provides Work Permits for every signatory. The incumbent organizes field missions and submits Work Reception Reports after works completion.

At central level: the land reclamation assistant coordinates the activities of field agents and facilitates communication between field agents and the FAO project. They are responsible for centrally auditing Field Inspection and Works Inspection Reports before submitting them to the FAO project for processing. Additionally, they conduct field verification missions as necessary.

 

•    Farmers’ Technical Trainer

The farmers’ technical trainer develops and delivers tailored training sessions to farmers, after reviewing outline and content with the FAO project team. Trainers may be requested to develop related extension materials and support technical media production.  

 

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

Minimum Requirements

•    Education:  University degree in Agriculture Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Food Security, or other related fields; or University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses. 
•     Experience: A minimum of one to five years (depending on the functional area) of relevant experience in related positions.
•    Languages: Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English) and Arabic
•    Knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet, and office technology equipment.
•    Proficiency in corporate electronic databases and systems would be an asset.
•    National of Lebanon or resident of the country with work permit

 

FAO Core Competencies

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

 

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 

NOTE:

Daleel Madani, the civil society network, serves as a platform for organisations to post their professional opportunities, but is not involved in the recruitment process. The hiring organisation is solely responsible for the job and candidate selection.

Last modified: 
10 Jun, 2024
Intervention Sector(s):
Agriculture
Application Deadline:
Tuesday, 10 September 2024
Contract Type:
Consultancy
Period of Employment:
up to 6 months
Salary
N/A
Salary Range:
1500 to 2000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Education: University degree in Agriculture Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Food Security, or other related fields; or University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.
Experience Requirements:
1 to 2 years
Arabic Language:
Fluent
English Language:
Excellent
French Language:
None
Country/City: 
  • Lebanon
  • Beirut