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National Consultant on Livestock Production

Crna Gora 15. mart 2024.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Issued on: 29 FEBRUARY 2024
Deadline For Application: 15 March 2024 (13:00 hours, CET)

JOB TITLE: National Consultant on Livestock Production

DUTY STATION: Home based with in country travel 
DURATION: until 31 December 2024

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
Organizational Setting 
The incumbent will operate under the overall supervision of the Budget Holder and the Lead Technical Officer and the direct supervision of the National Consultant on Capacity Building and Experience Capitalization/Team Leader and in close cooperation with the NPC from MAFWE, other national authorities, international experts, national and local consultants in the delivery of the duties below specified.

Reporting Lines
Lead Technical Officer (LTO), Budget Holder and National Consultant on Capacity Building and Experience Capitalization/Team Leader

Technical Focus 
Livestock production, agriculture, stakeholder engagement, capacity development

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in the effective implementation of the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) program to ensure the successful implementation of the project
  • Engage and mobilize local farmers participating in the FFS program to attend events and coordinate farm demonstrations and experiments
  • Consult with selected farmers to facilitate their integration into the FFS program.
  • Offer technical assistance to farmers dealing with any challenges arising in dairy production throughout the FFS implementation phase.
  • Support the project's Monitoring and Evaluation efforts following the guidelines provided by the International FFS specialist.
  • Undertake any other tasks as required to support the objectives of the project.
  • Provide monthly reports on activities done and time spent.
Minimum Requirements
  • A university degree in the area of agronomy, livestock production, agriculture or another relevant field.
  • At least 3 years’ of progressively responsible professional work in the areas related to agriculture and livestock production.
  • Active driving license.
  • Possession of a personal vehicle for conducting field visits. All travel-related expenses are covered by FAO.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills for interactions with farmers, local government, and project stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders including farmers, project staff, and other partners.
  • Capacity to coordinate and facilitate farm demonstrations, experiments, and other events related to the FFS program.
  • Good command of English and Montenegrin language. 
  • Montenegrin national.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Additional Selection Criteria
  • Capacity to manage tasks in a systematic and efficient manner with judgment, analysis, independence and initiative.
  • Capacity to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationship and team spirit both inside the Organization and with external partners such as government officers, farmers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
  • Candidates living in the proximity of Bijelo Polje, Berane and Pljevlja are encouraged to apply.
  • FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For more information, visit the FAO employment website
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

To apply, please send an e-mail with your CV and cover letter attached to jovana.sukovic@fao.org using the subject line: “Vacancy- National Consultant on Livestock Production”. 
Deadline for submissions is 13:00 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: jovana.sukovic@fao.org