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Food and Agriculture Organization Hiring Project Assistant

Food and Agriculture Organization Hiring Project Assistant

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is an agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Project Assistant- Forest and Farm Facility Programme – SC6

Tasks And Responsibilities

The Project Assistant will be expected to deliver on the following:

  • Assist the National Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) Facilitator in programme management and monitoring
  • Assist the preparation of FFF annual workplans and budgets in consultation in accordance FAO standards and regulations
  • Support the organisation and logistics of the FFF Regional Meeting and FFF Annual Retreat to be held back to back In April 2023
  • Assisting in development and implementation of Letters of Agreement (LoAs), Direct Beneficiary Grants (DBGs) in close with implementing partners
  • Assisting in preparation of monthly and annual reports capturing key achievements as per the workplan
  • Support FFF programme communication (including briefs, updates, photos, press releases, radio programmes and other communication s activities) and support, in collaboration with the ComDev, team producer organisations to develop their own communication strategies
  • Ensuring compliance with the administrative procedures of FFF, including those related to updating its monitoring system FORIS with all country LoAs/DBGs, their progress on reporting and payments.
  • In collaboration with M&E unit, undertake regular monitoring and reporting of FFF activities and make sure that FFF results are part of the country CPF reporting and FAO Kenya reporting to FAO HQ
  • Planning and facilitating exchange visits for experience and knowledge sharing among producer associations within the country
  • Facilitate the delivery of basic FFF tools to partner FFPOs, such as the FFPO self-assessment tool, proposal writing workshops, risk management, etc.
  • Undertake any other relevant assignment as may be directed by FAOR from time to time


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in Economics or Finance or related field from a recognized university.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in capacity development of smallholder forest and farm producer organizations, cooperatives, youth or women groups
  • Working knowledge (level c) of English and Kiswahili.
  • Must be a National of Kenya.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in Project technical and financial monitoring and reporting
  • Practical experience in communication for development focussing on producer organisations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Work experience with FAO or other UN agency will be an added advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of computer MS Office packages.

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 please contact: Careers@fao.org
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/
  • For additional employment opportunities 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.

Job Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Food and Agriculture Organization on jobs.fao.org to apply