Tuesday, March 23, 2010

FAO Timor-Leste, National Consultant-Livestock Production Expert.

Terms of Reference
Vacancy Announcement

Position Title: National Consultant - Livestock Production Expert;

Duration: Three months with possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and availability of funds;
Type of Contract: National Project Personnel (NPP);

Duty Station: Baucau with frequent field travels, as required;
N0. Post:  1 post;
Expected Start date 19th April 2010;

Project:  Post crisis rehabilitation of food security and livelihoods of most vulnerable population in the district of Baucau (OSRO/TIM/801/SPA);

General Description of Job:

Under the overall supervision of the Emergency and Rehabilitation Coordinator (ERC) in Timor-Leste, the direct supervision of the International Project Manager in Baucau and in close cooperation with Emergency Programme Officer and the other members of the FAO Timor-Leste team, relevant government authorities, both at central and district level, other UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders in the livestock sector, the Livestock Production Expert will be responsible for carrying out the following duties:

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • In cooperation with the respective District Livestock Officers as well as staffs at the Livestock Division, MAF, take part in the preparation and the assessment and of small-scale community based livestock production units;
  • Undertake frequent field visits to the project sites in order to supervise, provide technical advice and monitor the progress of the establishments of small-scale community based livestock production units;
  • Assist the extension workers of MAF and other implementing partners (IPs) in providing technical assistance services, particulate farmers involved in small-scale community based livestock production;
  • Support coordination and information sharing with the District Livestock Officer (DLO), especially to ensure timely delivery of animal health services (vaccination) to the FAO project sites;
  • Compile and submit on a regular basis progress reports to the International Project Manager on the progress in implementation of project activities in the field;
  • Assist the International Project Manager and participate actively in the planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities related to livestock production component;

Qualifications and Experience: Agriculture degree with work experience in livestock production and animal husbandry. Specialized degree in livestock production or related fields is preferred as well as a good background in working with farmers.     

Language: Working knowledge of English. Knowledge of Makassai would be an advantage.

Please submit your application with curriculum vitae and references via email OR in hardcopy to one of the following addresses:

Human Resources
FAO Timor-Leste
UN House Caicoli Street
Dili, Timor-Leste


Please DO NOT attach certificates and /or diplomas. They will be requested if needed.  Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Food and Agriculture Organization as United Nation Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Eligible female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Giacomo Mencari
Baucau Project Coordinator
Emergency and Rehabilitation Unit in Timor-Leste
Food and Agriculture Organization of
the United Nations, FAO 
Mobile: +670 744 2348
Internet: http://www.fao.org/emergencies/