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National Agriculture Coordination and Liaison Specialist

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Addis Ababa
  • as per Org scale USD / Year
  • Salary: as per Org scale

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking a National Agriculture Coordination and Liaison Specialist to support the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Ethiopia. 

This role will assist the Chair of the Disaster Risk Management Agriculture Task Force (DRM-ATF) in coordinating agriculture sector response and preparedness efforts.

Responsibilities:

  • ·       Represent MoA in leading the DRM-ATF, ensuring inclusion of key partners, agenda setting, follow-up on action points, and alignment with MoA strategic plans
  • ·       Lead needs assessments, surveys (seasonal, rapid, EFSA, CFSAM), data review, and information dissemination to partners
  • ·       Contribute to contingency planning, emergency preparedness, and response planning
  • ·       Prepare reports, bulletins, analyses, publications, and situational reports for the agriculture sector
  • ·       Identify capacity gaps and provide training opportunities to DRM-ATF partners
  • ·       Lead technical working groups on crops, livestock, monitoring and analysis
  • ·       Share MoA intervention data to enable complete response monitoring
  • ·       Assist in revising regional DRM-ATF roadmaps aligned with current context
  • ·       Manage coordination and assessment Letters of Agreement with Regional Agriculture Bureaus
  • ·       Contribute to developing appropriate response packages for sustained food security impact
  • ·       Support linking emergency response with resilience/rehabilitation and DRM initiatives
  • ·       Represent DRM-ATF Chair in strategic advisory group meetings
  • ·       Represent MoA in coordination platforms and communicate sector plans, priorities and issues
  • ·       Conduct support missions to regional DRM-ATFs to strengthen sub-national coordination
  • ·       Other duties as assigned by the DRM-ATF Chair

Requirements:

  • ·       Ethiopian national
  • ·       Advanced university degree in food security, agriculture, economics, humanitarian affairs or related field
  • ·       Minimum 7 years of professional humanitarian response experience at mid/senior level in food security
  • ·       Fluency in English and local language(s)
  • ·       Strategic and operational planning abilities
  • ·       Understanding of humanitarian architecture, principles, coordination and funding mechanisms
  • ·       Strong communication, presentation, and workshop facilitation skills
  • ·       Leadership in sector assessments, surveys, monitoring and evaluation
  • ·       Ability to build productive partnerships and work in fragile environments
  • ·       This is a 6-month contract based in Addis Ababa with possibility of extension. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

To apply for this job please visit jobs.fao.org.

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