Organizational Unit: FAO Nepal
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Duration: 168 days within Dec 2019 months on WAE Basis
Post Number: N/A
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 Technical Cooperation Project entitled “strengthening agro-ecosystems resilience for climate change adaptation to improve food and nutrition security (TCP/NEP/3701)”. MoALD with its outfits is the government counterpart for the implementation of this project. Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development (MoALD) is responsible for ensuring sustainable agricultural production and environment conservation through the improvement of agro-ecosystem services.
Provide needful technical expertise to carry out tasks as envisioned in the Terms of References (TOR) under the operational supervision of the FAO Representative in Nepal, the technical supervision of RAP-AFS and in collaboration with the NPC and team of project national consultants.
The consultant will submit periodic and end-of-assignment report including training report compiling training materials, list of participants, key discussion points and conclusions to the lead consultant of the project, and the lead consultant will obtain required technical clearance from the Lead Technical Officer. By the end of the project, FAO country office, will submit final reports to the MoALD.
The consultant primarily will engage to test and validate the best practices on agro-ecosystem services to address the gaps on pollination, natural control, nutrient recycling, soil microbiology and symbiosis through the FFS approach. More specifically, the technical support will focus on promotion and conservation of agro-ecosystem services that defines the roles and responsibilities of relevant stakeholders, and provides suitable incentives and technical capacity to the farmers, agriculture researchers and extension workers.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
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.