FAO Job Vacancy 2024 (www.fao.org)

Recently the FAO published a new job vacancy notification for the post of National Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Specialist. Interested Nepalese Job Seekers must apply before March 04, 2024.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to “let there be bread”. It was founded on 16 October 1945. The FAO comprises 195 members, including 194 countries and the European Union. Their headquarters is in Rome, Italy, and the FAO maintains regional and field offices worldwide, operating in over 130 countries.

Name of the Organization Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Total Vacancy N/A
Application Started February 20, 2024
Application Deadline March 04, 2024
Job Location Kathmandu, Nepal

FAO Job Vacancy 2024 (www.FAO.org)

FAO would like to invite qualified candidates for the following position.

  • Name Of Post = National Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Specialist = Number of Vacancy = N/A

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in agriculture science, disaster risks management, Environmental Science/Natural Resources Management and/or relevant discipline with practical and policy level experiences in climate resilient smallholder agriculture, early warning and anticipatory actions in agriculture sector.
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) in agriculture sector, early warning and anticipatory actions, agriculture sector policy and strategy development.
  • Working knowledge of English proficient – Level C and working knowledge of Nepali language.
  • National of Nepal or resident of the country with a valid work permit.

Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Agriculture Disaster Risk Reduction/ Climate Change Adaptation (DRR/CCA) Specialist will be responsible to carry out the following tasks for the TCP/NEP/3906/C3: Support to Development of Agriculture Sector Disaster Risk Management Plan for Nepal (A-DRMP).

Key responsibilities include but not limited to the following: 

  • Desk review: review and analysis of existing agriculture sector and national, provincial, and local level DRR and CCA related documents such as Agriculture Development Strategy (ADS), DRR policies, National Adaptation Plan (NAP), Acts, other related strategies, and plans, and guidelines to identify the overarching policy framework for the A-DRMP.
  • Submit an inception report with a list of documents reviewed and its coherence to the tasks and a detailed workplan for the assignment.
  • Initial collection of secondary data on disaster and climate risks in the agriculture sector, encompassing, but not limited to the following: hazards, exposure (of sub-sectors i.e. crops, livestock, fisheries and major farming systems) and vulnerabilities. Methodologies such as INFORM RISK (https://drmkc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/inform-index/INFORM-Risk) can be adapted/used.
  • Consultation and Field visits: Support to conduct initial workshop and perform a rapid Vulnerability, Risks and Capacity Assessment (VCA) of the agriculture sub-sector at federal and provincial level based on the following:
  • Review, analyse and develop risk profile, and validate it with input from all the related departments and also provinces.

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: January 08, 2024
  • Last Date Application: March 04, 2024

How To Apply

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.



Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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