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Agribusiness and Rural development

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to Opens external link in new windowREGISTER HERE for inclusion into the Roster of Consultants with expertise in Agribusiness and Rural development.

Organizational Context: UNIDO provides a variety of technical cooperation services to assist developing countries add value to the output of their agricultural sectors, generate increased employment opportunities in off-farm activities for rural communities, thereby contributing to increased food security and sustainable reduction of poverty by encouraging industrial development that is efficient as well as protective of the natural environment.

Tasks: Under the direct supervision of the respective UNIDO Project Managers at HQ and/or in UNIDO Regional/Field Office, the Consultant will perform one or several of the following tasks:

1. Perform analytical, diagnostic and assessment activities for the purpose of project identification, implementation or evaluation, as the case might be

2. Deliver advisory, consulting, methodological, capacity building, evaluation and/or other specific professional services pertaining to the accomplishment of the project’s outputs as per the respective specific Terms of reference

3. Prepare, design, hold and/or oversee workshops, briefing and debriefing sessions, field visits, trainings and other project events

Facilitate project advocacy including but not limited to liaison with project’s government counterparts, partner UN agencies and other project stakeholders to ensure smooth project identification, implementation or evaluation

Monitor overall project progress, fine-tune project strategy, activities or operation, as well as perform overall project supervision and administration over financial and manpower resources

Develop clear and concise inception, periodic, final, strategy, assessment, identification, planning, mission, training or ad hoc reporting frameworks and/or specific reports in relation to project activities, and maintain accurate project documentation.

Against this background, UNIDO is soliciting applications from highly qualified national and international individuals, in order to expand its Roster of consultants and enhance its capacity to respond quickly to demand for specific technical assistance.

Against this background, UNIDO is soliciting applications from highly qualified national and international individuals, in order to expand its Roster of consultants and enhance its capacity to respond quickly to demand for specific technical assistance.

Duration: Varied from several days to several months

Duty Station: Home-based, and/or at UNIDO Headquarters and/or in the field around the world

Qualification requirements:

Education: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in a relevant field

Experience: Relevant progressive practical experience at professional level acquired through work in a respective industry, central or local government, academia, non-governmental or professional services sector. Proven experience in one or more of the following areas: agricultural subsector operations including amongst others cassava, rice, fruit, vegetables, oil; agricultural value chains development; fisheries; marine and ecomarine systems; biodiversity; food technology; leather processing including shoe manufacturing; textile and garment industry; wood processing; rural development; handicraft; creative industries, or an associated field. Prior experience in technical cooperation / technical assistance in developing countries is a distinct advantage.

Language skills: Fluency in English, working knowledge of the other UN official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and/or Spanish) is an asset.

Further details on the duration, duty station, organizational context and qualification requirements may and will be provided to one or more preselected consultants for a specific assignment at the discretion of UNIDO responsible staff.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to Opens external link in new windowREGISTER HERE for inclusion into the Roster of Consultants with expertise in Agribusiness and Rural development.

Registration into the Roster does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of UNIDO for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for a specific vacancy.