Agriculture Specialist at FAO, Islamabad, Pakistan

Agriculture Specialist at FAO, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Deadline: 20 April 2024

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Agriculture Specialist in Islamabad, Pakistan. The duration of this post is 12 months.

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Agriculture Specialist will perform the following functions-

  • Assist in developing agricultural production and crop protection initiatives for more efficient, competitive, sustainable, climate-resilient and socially inclusive agriculture development, especially for small- and medium-scale farmers.
  • Promote agricultural digitalization and technological innovation for sustainable crop production, crop diversification, and climate-smart agriculture to improve people’s nutrition, livelihoods, and incomes in both rural and urban areas.
  • Support in promoting Climate Smart/Resilient Agriculture through innovation, and technologies and develop multi-sectoral and stakeholder collaboration.
  • Collaborate in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge-sharing activities such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, and online tools.
  • Support in the preparation of programme/project proposals related to agricultural research, and extension and advisory services.
  • Prepare concept notes and funding proposals for possible funding by potential donors.
  • Act as a knowledge resource to develop crop sector strategies for the targeted communities (small- and medium-scale farmers/women farmers) in FAO projects.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Advanced University Degree in agricultural crop sciences preferably agronomy or horticulture.
  • Minimum 8 year’s field experience in the relevant discipline.
  • Working knowledge of English and knowledge of other local languages is an asset.
  • Nationality of Pakistan.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit applications through online process.

For more information, visit FAO.