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National Project Coordinator


Harare, Zimbabwé
Job Description
National Project Coordinator
Job Posting: 10/Sep/2019
Closure Date: 24/Sep/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRZIM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
Duration: 12 months renewable
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
Organizational Setting

FAO’s work in post-disaster and emergency situations emphasizes the protection and rehabilitation of agricultural livelihoods. Following the loss of life, livelihoods and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai in March 2019, The World Bank has availed USD 75 million to finance the Zimbabwe Idai Recovery Project. The ZIRP is a multi-sectoral project addressing both early and mid-term recovery needs in livelihoods, health, education, agriculture. FAO is implementing the agricultural component of the ZIRP which will run over a period of 24 months.
Reporting Lines

Working under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Zimbabwe, the National Project Coordinator will provide expert leadership to the project implementation team (PIT) for satisfactory delivery of the ZIRP project.  
Technical Focus

The technical areas/profiles covered will be as follows:
Target and milestone setting 
Human, material and financial management
Report writing and dissemination
Knowledge sharing and capacity building
Tasks and responsibilities

Manage the project through work planning, budget management, monitoring and evaluation, follow-up with the implementing partner (UNOPS) and other partners to ensure all activities are timely and adequately held;
Provide technical backstopping to the smooth implementation of the project and ensure consistency among the various components of the project and related activities, as foreseen by the project document;
Lead the procurement of all goods and services for the project
Ensure regular communication with all project stakeholders,
Manage the human, material and financial resources allocated to the project for efficient and timely project implementation and delivery.
Supervise the production of  all required projects in line with donor requirements and guidelines
Perform any other related duties as may be required.
Minimum Requirements
An advanced degree Agriculture Economics, Agricultural sciences or related fields
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in management position in the agriculture and food security sectors of Zimbabwe
National of Zimbabwe
FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical Functional/Skills

Excellent understanding of the agricultural sectors of Zimbabwe.
Strong technical and analytical skills relevant to agriculture
Familiarity with UN and/or  international organisations procedures and practices 
Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and team skills; 
High level of energy, ability to work under pressure,
Excellent written and spoken communication skills. 


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