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NATIONAL FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION OFFICER
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Posted: 01 Mar 2017 13:27
Deadline: 17 Mar 2017
Category: Agriculture
Location: Africa , Tanzania , Dar es Salaam
Employment: Part-Time
Experience: From 5 year(s)
Education: Bachelor
Salary: Negotiable
About Company: Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Email: info@fao.org
Phone: +255N/A
Contact name: N/A
File: Download
Requirements
At least 5 years' experience in agriculture, food 
security, agricultural economics, rural development
or related fields; 
• At least 3 years direct involvement in promoting
nutrition - sensitive agriculture 
• Demonstration of ability to manage projects and
resources efficiently and in a timely manner; 
• Excellent communication skills, including ability to .
write proposals, documents and technical reports; 
• Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct
community level workshops/seminars; 
• Fluent in English and Kiswahili
Conditions
Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and
the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative
(Programme), and technical direction from the lead
technical officer (LTO) at the Sub-regional office
Responsibilities
• Provide technical leadership in implementation of
FAO Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA); Food Security
and Nutrition (FSN) interventions in Kagera region; 
• Lead the development and implementation of
strategies to strengthen producer organisations
through farmer field schools and Junior farmer Field
and Life Skills approaches; 
• Strengthen LGAs in Kagera region in nutrition -
sensitive agriculture practices and nutrition
education campaigns to diversify diets; 
• Support LGA partners to prepare project beneficiary
identification and selection criteria and procedures; 
• Strengthen capacities of Local Government
Authorities in developing, implementing and
effectively coordinating Resilience strategies and 
plans;
• Develop partnership and collaboration with
- - Research and Development institutions in Kagera 
Region to enable accessibility of technologies and
innovations to farmers, livestock keepers, fisher-folk
and forest dependent communities; 
• Prepare technical specification for the inputs to be
purchased under the project in consultation with 
regional and district technical officers;
• Supervise the distribution of inputs and monitor 
implementation of field activities by the service
providers contracted by FAO; 
• Advocate and lobby for additional investment in the
development of agriculture, food security, nutrition
and sustainable management of natural resources in
Kagera Region.
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