The Research and Extension Unit (OINR) based at FAO Headquarters in Rome provides advisory, technical and policy support to FAO Member countries to develop or strengthen agricultural innovation systems, including advisory and extension services. OINR is implementing in the project “Developing capacities in agricultural innovation systems: scaling up the Tropical Agriculture Platform Framework”, funded by the European Union under the DeSIRA initiative in support of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP) from August 2019 to July 2024. The expected outcome of the project is “strengthened capacity to innovate in national agricultural innovation systems”. To achieve this, the project will deliver four outputs: 1) TAP governance strengthened and TAP Secretariat operational (global level); 2) Countries’ agricultural innovation systems are assessed, capacity development needs are identified and AIS strengthened (national level); 3) TAP tools and approaches are integrated into regional research and extension organizations in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean and 4) Increased awareness and knowledge on using the TAP Common Framework on capacity development for AIS, through information and communication platforms. At country level (Output 2), the TAP-AIS project is implemented in Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Eritrea, Lao PDR, Malawi, Pakistan, Rwanda, and Senegal.
FAO Pakistan will implement the project in close partnership with the Ministry of National Food Security and Research. The activities will focus specifically on delivering on Output 2 and Output 4 mentioned above. The project will be implemented over a 3 to 3.5-year period, starting from 01 January 2021.
Under the overall administrative supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Program), and the technical guidance of lead technical officer at the Research and Extension Unit (OINR, FAO Headquarters in Rome), and in close collaboration with the national project coordinator at the Ministry of National Food Security and Research, the NPP is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project activities in accordance with the work plan and budget. Specifically, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
Tasks and responsibilities
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