The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been implementing development and emergency response programming in Ethiopia for the last decades. Currently, FAO has implemented food security interventions by means of cash transfer programmes in several regions of Ethiopia. FAO has engaged in a wide range of Cash-Based Transfer- CBT (voucher schemes for agricultural inputs, input trade fairs, cash-for-work, conditional and unconditional cash transfers and Cash+). FAO specializes in cash transfer programs that promote agricultural production and food security and increase farmers, pastoralists and agro-pastoralists’ resilience to natural shocks.
FAO intends to scale up the size and the scope of its CBT interventions in Ethiopia to address specific crises (desert locust) and longer-term recovery and development challenges. Therefore, FAO is seeking to recruit a National Cash Transfer Specialist. The terms of Reference for this specialist are developed below.
The position is under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Ethiopia, the direct supervision of the FAO Social Policy (social protection and Resilience Officer, to whom the specialist will report.
The incumbent will provide technical and operational support to ensure proper implementation of cash based transfer interventions in FAO Ethiopia to address specific crises like desert locus and longer term recovery and development challenges.
Tasks And Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Social Protection and Resilience officer, the specialist will:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Organizational Setting The Office for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development (OPC) is responsible for providing corporate strategic advice and developing the tools and methodologies and long-term vision that will allow FAO to proactively engage in partnerships, advocate its messages and develop capacities in all areas comprised in the organization's five Strategic Objectives.