1011 - FAO Project Coordinator - Jerusalem, with regular travel to the West Bank

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 1011 - FAO Project Coordinator
Category : Other
Brand : FAO
Post Level : SB4/1
Application Deadline : 17-Apr-19
Duty Station : Jerusalem, with regular travel to the West Bank
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Number :
(for 100 Series Contracts)
Languages Required :
Arabic, English,
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : one year, extendable
Expected Duration of Assignment :
FAO’s Coordination Office for the West Bank and Gaza Strip (WBGS) Programme assists the Palestinian Government to formulate and implement policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The incumbent will coordinate and lead the day to day implementation of the activities and actions planned under the Detailed Preparation Phase (DPP) of a project entitled “Low Carbon Olive Value Chain” to be funded by of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) fund.  The 18-months DPP aims to formulate the full-fledged proposal for 4-5-year NAMA Support Project (NSP). Once developed, the NAMA NSP proposal will be submitted for the final approval of the NAMA Board. The NAMA NSP aims at transformation of the olive sector towards low-carbon development. It will promote sustainable production and post-harvest technologies and practices such as zero and reduced tillage, intercropping of legumes and terracing.
Description of Responsibilities:
Under overall supervision of the Head of Office, the direct supervision of the FAO WBGS Head of Programme, and in close collaboration with national and international experts and technical officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment Quality Authority and other related actors and stakeholders, the Project Coordinator will ensure the timely and quality implementation of the DPP performing the following specific tasks:
• Ensure efficient and quality DPP implementation according to the workplan and in line with the DPP concept note and its workplan and following the NAMA guidelines and templates.
• Establish close collaboration and working arrangements with national/international staff, experts and support personnel and provide day to day follow up as needed;
• Conduct a barrier and stakeholder analyses and coordinate  and consolidate  the development of the theory of change, logframe and M&E for the NSP with support from FAO experts;
• Identify, help selecting and supervise (under the guidance of the Head of Programme and with the support of FAO experts) the work of the local partners involved in project implementation;
• Liaise, under the supervision of the Head of Programme, with the Ministry of Agriculture, NGOs, financial partners and other governmental and non-governmental actors to ensure that project interventions are coordinated and synergized with national priorities, FAO rules and NAMA guidelines.
• Collect, consolidate and draft the DPP interim report, the NSP proposal and it annexes and other information materials following the NAMA guidelines, requirements and templates as well as FAO applicable rules and regulations and SOPs;
• Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies :
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning - Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Operational Effectiveness
 - Ability to apply conceptual models in support of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects,
- Strong IT skills.
Management and Leadership
 - Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Communication Competencies
 - Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors
- Delivers engaging, informative and well-organized presentations
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team, and interpersonal skills.
Qualifications :
  • University degree relevant to the required tasks (i.e. developmental studies, environmental studies, economics, international relations,  agriculture or related fields);
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the development and/or implementation of development projects, preferably in the sectors of agriculture, environment and finance related services.
  • Working knowledge in spoken and written English and Arabic.
  • Proven experience in dealing and liaising with national authorities, UN, donors and nongovernmental national and international organizations.
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills.
  • Professional skills in standard computer applications.