FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan
Bariz Mehdiyev, Assistant to the Head of Office
The project “Development of sustainable and inclusive local agro-food systems in north-west region of Azerbaijan” aims to establish local agro-food systems that integrate sustainable food production, processing, marketing, distribution and consumption supported by a demand driven agricultural advisory services system in the north-west region of Azerbaijan (Gakh, Zagatala and Balakan).
In this context, under the overall supervision of the Head of FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan, the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer and the FAO GIAHS Specialist, and in collaboration with the International Consultant on Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS), the consultant will contribute to leveraging national and global recognition of the importance of agricultural heritage systems through awareness-raising and capacity building based on an assessment of existing policies and incentive mechanisms related to agricultural heritage, and identify regulatory policies and incentives to support the conservation and viability of the target region.
A university degree in relevant field, such as agribusiness, agro-industry, food processing, agriculture, and marketing
FAO Core Competencies:
Excellent computer skills especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Completes tasks in a timely, cost-effective way and/or escalated properly
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