Food and Agriculture Organization
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We…
: 22/Jul/2022, 3:44:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FANEP
: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 12 months with possible extension
Post Number: N/A
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized technical agency of the United Nations. The FAO mission is to work toward the eradication of hunger and strive for food security for everyone as stated in the 2030 Agenda. The FAO’s Strategic Framework aspires to transform agri-food systems so that they are more efficient, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable. The ultimate goals of these efforts include better production, better nutrition, better environment, and better lives, while leaving no one behind.
The FAO projects in Nepal currently involve building technical capacity, developing policies, enhancing agri-production, strengthening food systems, improving food & nutrition security, and mitigating the adverse impact of natural disasters and climate change. The FAO also embraces the One Health approach to address threats posed by zoonotic diseases to human health. Within the framework of the food security cluster, the FAO helps to coordinate humanitarian assistance and the recovery of livelihoods in the agriculture sector.
The FAO endeavours to eradicate hunger and malnutrition through its global initiatives. The key priorities of the Country Programming Framework (CPF) for Nepal (2018-22) entail enhancing sustainable agricultural production and productivity, expanding markets and consumption, and improving food security, nutrition and safety.
The FAO recognizes that Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is a global threat on several fronts, including food safety. The Codex Alimentarius is a living document comprised of standards, guidelines, and recommendations aimed at the containment and reduction of foodborne AMR. Unfortunately, many countries face challenges in adopting these standards because they lack resources, expertise, and capacity as well as an awareness of the value of implementing the Codex Standards.
The main objectives of the ACT-AMR Project (GCP/GLO/5050/ROK) focus on increasing awareness, improving surveillance, and adopting policies in line with the Codex recommendations. The National Project Coordinator in Nepal will work with the national, regional and global offices of the FAO along with the relevant government counterparts to develop activities that support the realization of these objectives.
The objective of the ACT Project is to implement strategies for containing the spread of foodborne AMR in Nepal by adopting pertinent Codex standards. The National Project Coordinator will have the technical expertise to coordinate the implementation of project activities as envisioned in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the ACT-AMR Project (GCP/GLO/5050/ROK).
The National Project Coordinator works under the overall supervision of the FAOR in Nepal, the direct supervision of the RAP Senior Animal Health & Production Officer/ ACT Project Lead Technical Officer and the ACT Regional Project Coordinator and in close consultation with the RAP Regional Food Safety Officer, ACT Global Project coordinator, and Government of Nepal counterparts.
Monitoring and surveillance of food borne AMR and standards, antimicrobial use in food production, codex standards, guidelines and code of practice with regard to AMR etc.
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Project Coordinator will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• National of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
• Master’s degree in Food Safety, Microbiology, One Health, Animal Health/Veterinary Science and Public Health or related fields
• At least 5 years of post-baccalaureate proven work experience in Codex, food safety and foodborne AMR or a PhD in relevant subjects with at least one year of work experience
• Working knowledge (level C) of English and Nepali
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Strong command of spoken and written English
• Proficiency in report writing and technical programme document preparation
• Computer skills in Office applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
• Ability to plan, organize, and administer workshops and training sessions
• Demonstrated practical and relevant experience with Codex standards, food safety and foodborne AMR
• Experience in facilitating national public health initiatives
• Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
• Proven ability to network sensitively, cooperatively and productively with multiple stakeholders
• High degree of team ethics, well-organized, results-focused and dynamic personality
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Previous experience working with UN agencies is an asset
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
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• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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