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Full-time Investment Officer

at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi

Investment Officer at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Nairobi – Kenya Jobs, Careers and Vacancies

INVESTMENT OFFICER

Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Officer-in-Charge, FAO Somalia, and in close collaboration with the Livestock Coordinator andin consultation with the relevant divisions at FAO Headquarters, the Investment Officer will lead the economic development sectorand strengthen the economic development and investment components and approaches in the livestock, fisheries and agriculturesectors and projects.

Specifically, s/he will:

  • Identify best investment opportunities in productive sectors;Identify and prepare investment projects and programmes in livestock, agriculture and fisheries sectors in Somalia;
  • Explore and secure market opportunities for Somalia’s livestock, agriculture and fisheries products;
  • Establish the feasibility of proposals through studying market prospects, prices, costs and risks, and carrying out financialand economic analysis;
  • Evaluate performance of investment projects or programmes during implementation, and their impact after completion;
  • Review investment implications of livestock, agricultural, fisheries and rural development policies and Somali national andregional plans and programmes for poverty alleviation, food security and climate change;
  • Implement capacity-building activities for private and public stakeholders on project preparation, appraisal andimplementation and other related topics;
  • Interact with government officials, development partners and beneficiaries to facilitate exchange of critical information andvalidate the findings and recommendations regarding the investment proposals;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced university degree in economics, agriculture economics, socio-economics, trade economics or related subject
  • Seven years of relevant experience in the planning and implementation of investment, economic development/employment creation projects and/or programmes, including field work, related to emergency or rehabilitation in livestock and agriculture sectors;
  • Five years of project management experience, preferably in crisis or post-recovery countries such as Somalia
  • Working knowledge of English

Selection Criteria
Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent of experience in economic development and sustainable employment creation projects formulation, technicaldevelopment and budget allocation, project implementation and monitoring in a volatile security context;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects and/or programmes preferably in a crisis country like Somalia;
  • Extent of experience in East Africa, particularly in Somalia;
  • Extent of experience in working with governmental services, private actors, NGOs and UN agencies
  • Familiarity with livelihoods assessments, skills and enterprise development, primary economics, rural and agricultural development, business development initiatives
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate donor-funded programmes on livelihoods and sustainable employment;
  • Good communication, writing and presentation skills;

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different nationaland cultural backgrounds.* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to theextension of appointments

Remuneration
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://icsc.un.org/For guidelines to applicants, please visit the Application Toolkit at: http://www.fao.org/employment/current-vacancies/project/en/ADM213e 06/10

Send your application to:V.A FRSOM-945-13-PRJ

Chief Technical Advisor,
FAO SWALIM Project FAO Somalia UN-Somalia
Ngecha Road Complex Corner Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road
PO Box 30470-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Fax No: +254-20-4000333
E-mail: SO-HR-INT-VACANCIES@fao.org

Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.



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