Recrutement de 01 Capacity Development Specialist

Localité : Somalie / Mogadiscio
Domaine : Agronomie
Niveau : BAC + 3
Entreprise recruteur : World Food Programme

Recrutement de 01 Capacity Development Specialist
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 06-03-2023

Mogadiscio, Somalia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description


Capacity Development Specialist

Closure Date: 06/Mar/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRSOM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Somalia-Mogadiscio
Duration: 11 Months
Post Number: N/A
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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

Organizational Setting
The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by the FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government in developing policies, strategies and programme aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in FAO's global mandate and strategic objectives.

More specifically, FAO's response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and responding to recurrent emergencies.

The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through livestock and crop production to natural resource management, Nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience-building, and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and close to 400 staff in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.

Reporting Lines
The Capacity Development Specialist will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia, the direct supervision of Head of Programme and with close collaboration with FAO Somalia country teams.

Technical Focus
The Capacity Development Specialist will lead the capacity development actions of FAO Somalia for government both at FGS and FMS level and partners in line with the capacity building priorities as outlined in the FAO Somalia Country Programme Framework (2022 -2025) and also aligned to FAOs Global Strategic Framework that supports investments in strengthening governance frameworks, human capital and institutions at all levels of Government and the realization of the SDGs.

Tasks and Responsibilities

CPF Implementation
• Coordinate capacity development actions for FAO harmonising approaches, coverage, and methodologies across sectors and responding to expressed need from the government.
• Develop and conducted a rapid capacity assessment / gap analysis for key line ministries working with FAO units in line with the agreed rolling work plans between FAO and the Ministries.
• Produce a Capacity Development Plan that considers the human resources/skills development, institutional strengthening and operational capacity including:
o Soft Skills development - on the job long term and short-term training of Ministry staff (FGS and FMS) to fill in critical knowledge and skills gaps.
o Hardware - for information and data management, policy, and strategy implementation tracking, monitoring and supervision of programmes and projects.
o Supporting the Ministries to develop critical internal human resource policies including performance management; guidelines for recruitment, retention, and exit; reward systems; staff training and development; and staff welfare.
• Facilitate the consolidation of capacity development contracts across sectors to harmonize and consolidate for joint delivery.
• For institutions and ministries working in Food Security, Nutrition, Water and Land, analyse existing internal and external coordination mechanisms for cooperation and information sharing; ensuring a dedicated structure is established or strengthened.
• Facilitate discussions with the members of technical working groups and develop ToRs for the various structures agreed by the FMS line Ministries.
• In collaboration with FAO sectors and technical units and line Ministries outline professional staff and related capacity requirements and develop an Implementation Plan.
• Follow up, screening and selection of Ministry technical staff for Capacity Development based on specific criteria to be developed and communicated to each Ministry.
• In consultation with FAO sectors/ units’ leadership, recommend coaching, on the job training, and shadowing among the most suitable candidates; identify those skills/professionals not available in the ministries and recommend to FAO quick methods for either transfer from FAO or new employment from other sources through vacancy announcement.
• Identify and recommend the most relevant sections and/or departments for Capacity Development in government institutions. Capacity Development would include training, provision of hardware and software equipment.
• Based on their mandates, roles, and responsibilities, recommend the establishment of Thematic Working Groups (TWGs) with the aim of targeted capacity development and avoiding or minimizing duplication and overlap of activities.
• Compile a detailed capacity building Implementation Plan which can inform the development of project documents.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements
• University degree in Agriculture, Economic, Social Sciences or Natural Resources Management or a related field.
• Five years of relevant experience in capacity assessment and development for which the greater part should be in Africa or developing countries.
• Previous records on production of publications regarding food security assessments will be considered an asset.
• Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English level C for PSA.SBS.

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

Technical/Functional Skills
• Experience in conducting capacity needs assessment and capacity development for which the greater part should be in Africa or developing countries.
• Experience with managing information and analysis for food security, nutrition, climate, water, and land resources.
• Previous records on production of publications regarding food security assessments will be considered an asset.
• Excellent skills in information and communication technology.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills (including the use of presentation software).

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

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
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).
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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