Background & Description

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan and direct supervision of the the Provincial International Program Coordinator, these positions will report on a day to day basis to the Project Coordinator, and work closely with the sector specialists on the FAO Sindh team for horticulture and livestock value chain development.


Technical Focus

  • Facilitate the development of agri-business plans for select value chains of commodities supported by the project, through support for community organizations, producer marketing groups and other types of MSMEs established.
  • Ensure that Farmer Business Schools (FBS) and Farmer Field School (FFS) are supported with appropriate technical information to maximise the chance to establish commercial opportunities for their products, horticultural or livestock-related.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead the work of the staff in the districts in terms of attendance, work planning, implementation, logistics HR and other management related tasks.
  • Assist the Project Coordinator to liaise with district government officials to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
  • Lead the team of district FFS/FBS facilitators in collecting and preparing background information on value chains, agribusiness and market development issues; provide appropriate field guidance and local knowledge support to project coordinator and other consultants.
  • Liaison in between districts teams and the subject matter experts and specialist staff on the project, including those supplying expertise on livestock, horticulture, market development, climate smart technologies and gender, as well as acting as implementation partner
  • Prepare district work plans on economic viable value chains and agribusiness in collaboration with the Project Coordinator and other staff, and supervise the facilitation and implementation of activities at field and value chain level.
  • Work closely with the project groups established and supported including community organizations, producer marketing groups to produce value chain and agri business plans that are likely to result into positive income growth.
  • In collaboration with district staff and other relevant partners undertake detailed value chain, market analyses (including SWOT, Constraints, Needs and Gap analysis)
  • Day to day operational and financial activities and managing the FAO district team and Office
  • Prepare and submit  monthly work plan and progress reports;
  • Perform any other associated duties as required by the Project Coordinator.
Requirements and Skills
  • Master’s degree in agri-business, agronomy/horticulture, livestock management, marketing or agriculture related degree.
  • 5 years’ experience within agricultural, livestock or horticultural sector, especially marketing aspects, preferably with the private sector.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and fluency in Sindhi. Knowledge of other languages used in Sindh province is an asset.
  • National of Pakistan.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of rural business development for MSMEs in the context of the Sindh food, agriculture and livestock sectors
  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures, and administrative protocols used in the United Nations system
  • Possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases).
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