Job Posting: 06/Apr/2021
Organizational Unit: FANEP
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 9 months
Post Number: N/A
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO helps developing countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture including livestock, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Upon request from the Government of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, the FAO has provided technical assistance for the execution of the entitled “Strengthening Capacity to Harness Positive Effects of Migration (FMM/GLO/133/MUL)”. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) with its outfits is the government counterpart responsible for the implementation of this project.
The National Coordinator will be based in Kathmandu and will oversee the implementation of activities in Nepal under the above mentioned project while also providing technical support to the implementation of the ‘Promoting decent employment and socio-economic integration for return migrants in rural areas in the context of COVID-19 and beyond’ project.
In Nepal, the (FMM/GLO/133/MUL) sub-programme focuses on supporting the communities of origin (and return) of migrants, in particular women who stay behind, to mitigate the negative impacts of migration, reduce dependency on remittances and harness the opportunities for women’s empowerment and gender equality. The overall aim is to boost women’s empowerment and equal participation in the rural economy for more inclusive, sustainable and resilient food systems by maximizing the opportunities arising from migration as a positive transformative process while addressing its challenges. The ‘Promoting decent employment and socio-economic integration for return migrants in rural areas in the context of COVID-19 and beyond’ project considers new challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic related to reverse migration and aims at generating entrepreneurship and employment opportunities in farm and off-farm supply chains for returned migrants to promote their sustainable reintegration into rural areas, support livelihoods diversification and enhance households’ resilience to future shocks.
Provide needful technical expertise to carry out tasks as envisioned in the Terms of References (TOR).
The National Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representation office of Nepal and direct technical supervision of the Rural Migration Officer who coordinates the Programme at the global level and the Migration and Rural Development Consultant FAO-Headquarters in close collaboration with the Senior Policy Officer of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the “Socio-economic inclusion, rural poverty and gender equity” team. He/she will report to the FAO immediate supervisor of the FAO CO as well as to the technical team at the Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific and Headquarters.
The National Coordinator will work in close collaboration with relevant UN agencies and in consultation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Provincial and local governments and other relevant ministries and institutions.
1. Rapid assessment on migration patterns (return of male migrants, restricted mobility etc.) and gender roles
2. Capacity building trainings for local government’s extension workers and farmers
3. Policy dialogue across line ministries and between federal and provincial authorities
4. Gender-sensitive entrepreneurship development
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Coordinator will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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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
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How To Apply
Nepal became a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 21 November 1951. Since that time Nepal and FAO have been cooperating to improve the agricultural and rural development in the country.
FAO was the first among the different UN agencies to start its office and field level work in Nepal focusing initially on agriculture and water resource management. During last 64 years of service, FAO Nepal office has made great strides in vital areas of agriculture and rural development by providing advice on policy matters and technical support in relevant sub sectors. It also mobilizes extra-budgetary sources in times of disaster and emergency to provide urgent humanitarian support.