Recrutement de 01 National Specialist on sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods (Women Empowerment and Inclusion)

  • Monrovia
  • Liberia
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Description de l'offre d'emploi

Recrutement de 01 National Specialist on sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods (Women Empowerment and Inclusion
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 27-03-2023

Monrovia, Liberia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description: 2300754

National Specialist on sustainable Agriculture and Livelihoods (Women Empowerment and Inclusion)

Job Posting: 13/Mar/2023
Closure Date: 27/Mar/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRLIR
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Liberia-Monrovia
Duration: 37 Working Days
Post Number: N/A

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 main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programs, and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

FAO Liberia is implementing a joint program on Community Forestry Management in two of Liberia’s priority landscapes. With funding from the Embassy of Sweden, and under a UN-to-UN arrangement with UNDP, through the Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). FAO will implement the program working with the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and other relevant government institutions, international and national non-governmental organizations, as well as development institutions working towards sustainable natural resource management, environmental protection, and biodiversity conservation.

The Joint Programme, entitled “Community-Based Forestry and Protected Area Management: Boosting Biodiversity Conservation and Improving Livelihoods of Forest-Fringe/Forest-Dependent Communities and Groups in Liberia” seeks to strengthen management of community forests and protected areas in Liberia through improved governance of community forest management bodies, capacity building of forest regulatory institutions, empowerment of national CSOs/NGOs and Forest and Farm Producer Organizations, integrated natural resources management and the promotion of sustainable livelihood incentives for forest fringe communities.

The Joint Programme, building on the experiences of each organization, will work across the following four components:
• Component 1: Enabling policy, governance framework and institutional capacity for CFM
• Component 2: Promote effective community-based management of PAs and INRM in the target landscapes
• Component 3: Create and strengthen resilient, low-emission land management, equitable, non-timber forest product smallholder value chains through sustainable business development of forest and farm producers, and their organizations (e.g., cooperatives)
• Component 4: Knowledge management, communication and awareness, gender mainstreaming, and monitoring & evaluation

As part of the above Component 3, the activity will “Implement sustainable production standards and criteria through Training of Trainers (ToT) with a focus on women’s empowerment, quality control systems, transparency, accountability, participation, inclusion and value chain analysis”; which tends to address capacity barriers to increasing livelihood opportunities for communities by strengthening their capacities to become more climate-resilient including through diversification, enterprise development, marketing and access to finance using sustainable land and forest management as well as sustainable agricultural practices.

In so doing, FAO – Liberia is seeking two national consultants to develop two manuals of sustainable production standards and criteria and to build capacity of selected non-governmental organization (NGOs)/ Community-Based Organization (CBOs) and Community Forest Management Bodies (CFMBs)/Community leaders including women and persons with disability through training of trainers (ToT). This will ensure the project promotes women’s participation and empowerment to strengthen their roles in planning and decision-making, and to improve their productivity, incomes, and living conditions.

Project Landscapes Monrovia based with travels to project locations (North-western and South-eastern Regions)

Reporting Lines
Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Liberia and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative for Programme, and in full collaboration with the Project Management Specialist and the Gender & Social Inclusion Specialist, the incubent will work together to undertake the tasks outlined below.

Technical Focus
Develop manual and conduct ToT on Agriculture and Livelihoods sustainable production standards and criteria with focus on Women Empowerment and Inclusion

Tasks and Responsibilities
• Develop a detailed work plan to be presented including the description of the ToT manual, the methodology and the timeline.
• Conduct a desk review of all relevant project/program documents and existing policies and laws including National Gender Profile of Agriculture and Rural livelihoods (FAO 2018), National Forestry Reform Law (NFRL 2006), Community Rights Law (CRL 2009), Land Rights Acts (LRA 2018), National Gender Policy and other documents including assessment and surveys conducted.
• Provide support on preliminary consultations with CBFM Joint Project team (FAO, UNDP, FDA), with key stakeholders from governmental non-governmental entities: to identify specific capacity needs on sustainable production standards and criteria.
• Develop Training of Trainers (TOT) manuals on Women Empowerment and Inclusion Manual for sustainable production standards and criteria
• Conduct joint sessions on Training of Trainers (TOT) for selected participants from NGOs/CBOs and CFMBs/Community leaders including women and persons with disability.
• Produce final assignment report including Training manuals and report of TOT trainings.


Minimum Requirements
• Master’s degree in Gender & Development, Sociology, Community Development, Environment, and other related field of studies.
• At least 5 years of professional experience or specialization either on Gender, or environmental, forestry or natural resource management, Business development and value chain and financial management
• Working knowledge of English.
• National of Liberia or a resident in the country with a valid work permit.

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

Technical/Functional Skills
• Demonstrated experience in preparing gender related documentations for training purposes especially for rural women.
• Proven ability to conduct Training of Trainer exercise.
• Provide record for development of gender related and responsive guidelines and training materials and knowledge products.
• Understanding of the gender and sustainable production standards in forestry.
• Proven ability to build good relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including government institutions, NGOs, and local communities, and conduct fieldwork.
• Work experience in Liberia.
• Previous experience working on international donor projects is highly preferred.
• Working knowledge of MS office and relevant IT tools and software.
• Excellent communication, networking, written and presentation skills.
• Familiar with United Nations System and/or FAO’s programming mechanisms.

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

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