Curriculum Specialist (Agriculture-Natural Resource Management) - FAO





Curriculum Specialist
 (Agriculture-Natural Resource Management)

Job Posting : 18/Apr/2019
Closure Date : 02/May/2019, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FAO INDIA
Job Type : Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location
: India-New Delhi
Duration: Up to 11 Months on WAE Basis
Post Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
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Organizational Setting

The Fostering Climate Resilient Upland Farming Systems in the North East (FOCUS) Project (UTF/IND/196/IND) will address the issues facing jhum cultivation through better jhum cultivation practices that are more productive and sustainable, creating an ecological balance and translating into extension of the cultivation cycle by one to two years, with longer fallow periods (up to 15 years). It will also support jhum farming households in adopting alternative farming systems, particularly sedentary farming. Along with more productive wet-terrace rice fields and improved livestock systems, the project will enhance farmers’ incomes, reduce pressure on natural resources and increase resilience to climate change. As farmers move to more market-orientated production, the project will support improved market access and value chain development.
The Technical Assistance (TA) by FAO responds directly to practical ramifications of the economic transition and rural sector processes under way in the state of Mizoram. The Technical Assistance will combine gender-sensitive professional support and institution building, in tune with local stages of development in the rural sector, with research and information-sharing. This TA consultancy will make optimum use of FAO’s accumulated experience and know-how (technical aspects of SALT, TRC, animal husbandry, crop productivity and process/training methodologies) on farmer education and farmer institutions at local, state and national levels, as well as the Asia region.
The TA will improve the development and delivery of agriculture and animal husbandry knowledge by designing training materials and curricula tailor-made for introducing innovative methodologies. Training will be targeted at farmers as a mechanism to introduce improved agronomic and animal husbandry practices based on existing social and institutional stakeholders, issues and challenges - e.g., jhum, social mobilization, gender equity, community organization and group formation, in particular the Village Councils (VCs).

Reporting Lines

Under the direct supervision of the FAOR, India, technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer and in close collaboration with other consultants and counterparts, the consultant will provide technical inputs on curriculum develpement.


Technical Focus


Expertise in Curriculum Development.


Tasks and responsibilities


The consultant will undertake the following duties:


  • Review IETC’s existing curricula and upgrade it to a diploma course;
  • Design the curriculum framework and certification process for IETC diploma course;
  • Document curricula and certification development process;
  • Develop monitoring protocols and tools for implementation of the curriculum framework and certification process.
  • Liaise as needed with the SoCRAN; and
  • Any other work as requested by FAO.



CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING



Minimum Requirements


  • Advanced university degree in natural resource management, agriculture sciences, or equivalent.
  • 10 years of relevant experience of working with government agencies and of working in development projects.
  • Working knowledge of English, Knowledge of Nagamese is desirable.
  • National of India or resident in the country.




FAO Core Competencies


  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills


  • At least ten year experience in agronomy, Natural Resources Management and Soil and Water Conservation, particularly in curriculum development
  • Previous experience with projects financed from International Financial Institutions (World Bank, IFAD, Asian Development Bank etc.)
  • Previous experience in working with state government of Nagaland will be desired
  • Experience of conducting Training of Trainers is an advantage.


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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application. For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page For more information, visit the FAO employment website

HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
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