Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing the TCP/CMR/3802 project entitled “Support project for the intensification of market gardening crop production in the peri-urban areas of Douala and Buea” in collaboration with the Government of Cameroon (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MINADER), through its decentralised offices (Regional delegation of South-west and Littoral). The project’s main objective is to ensure food security for beneficiaries through the production of market gardening crops.
This objective will be achieved through i) Study of the baseline situation of production basins, targeting and profiling of households; ii) Structuring of actors into marketing platform for market gardening products; iii) technical capacity building; iv) Inputs support to beneficiaries to set up gardening plots.
The project consultant specializing in market gardening will be under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Cameroon and the technical guidance of the FAO Lead Technical Officer (LTO) of the project
Capacity building on the itineraries of good market gardening practices, support for the establishment and monitoring of farmer field schools, good marketing guidance for vegetables production.
Tasks And Responsibilities
Develop, in collaboration with the FFS consultant, the ToRs for the training of FFS facilitators;
In collaboration with the FFS consultant, conduct training sessions for FFS facilitators (internal and external) in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) itineraries for the production of vegetable crops;
Preparation of technical sheets on the GAPs for the production of market garden crops retained by the project;
Provide technical support to the facilitators during the establishment of the FFS units in the localities of Buea, Douala and their surroundings;
Ensure communication and capitalization of project results;
Produce a costed report detailing the results of its capacity building and project monitoring activities;
Contribute to the drafting of periodic project reports
Any other task assigned by FAO
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Being of Cameroonian nationality, or resident with a regular work permit.
Agricultural engineer specializing in crop production and protection or equivalent diploma
5 years of relevant experience in market gardening crop production and protection
Working knowledge of English, French and limited knowledge of pigging language
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Extent and relevance of experience in market gardening crop management in Cameroon or in Central Africa
Relevance of academic training and field experience in market gardening crop production and protection
Relevant expertise in research and development projects as well as international networking in market gardening crop are an asset
Ability to write clear and concise analytical reports for technical advice on best practices.
Quality of communication and interpersonal skills.
Extent of language skills, including in writing.
Bilingual (French, English).
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Type of Requisition
PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background, and culture
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations, and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
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