Provincial Coordinator
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Close on 30 Sep 2020
Location: Quetta (Pakistan)
Grade: NPP (National Project Personnel)
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Job Description


Organizational Setting

The position is located in the FAO offices in Quetta. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.


Reporting Lines

  • Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan and in close coordination with Assistant FAOR, the incumbent will directly be supervised by the Senior Project Officer, Balochistan and the Chief Technical Advisor / Chief of Party THAzA.
  • Technical guidance will be provided by the relevant units in FAO Headquarters and FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP).


Technical Focus

The THAzA Provincial Coordinator will be responsible for day to day management of all THAzA project activities in Balochistan and he / she will lead the provincial team and manage the day to day oversight of other implementing partner organizations. He / she will have both technical and operational responsibilities to ensure smooth implementation of THAzA project.

Tasks and responsibilities


  • Supervise the implementation of all project activities in Balochistan and ensure that project activity operations and administration are compliant with FAO rules and regulations.
  • Supervise work of staff in the districts in terms of work planning, implementation, logistics, HR, compliance and other management related tasks and lead capacity building activities to improve staff performance.
  • Lead the collection and preparation of background information on value chains, markets, market partners and agribusiness and market development opportunities.
  • Identify market, agribusiness and value chain business opportunities and impediments.
  • Prepare annual and quarterly results overviews and work plans of project activities in Balochistan.
  • Facilitate farmer (groups), traders and other supply chain actors to successfully market their products.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with Government of Balochistan representatives and other project stakeholders.
  • Screen and analyse ongoing and completed agribusiness and value chains pilot projects for opportunities for up scaling, extension and dissemination.
  • Identify and overcome barriers to women’s and youth participation in THAzA project activities.
  • Oversee the effective and efficient operation of the Grants Evaluation Committee in Balochistan.
  • Manage the conduct of six monthly THAzA provincial Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings with project stakeholders, including preparing all necessary materials (results framework, logical framework, workplan, risk management plan and reporting requirements) for the conduct of the PSC.
  • Prepare and maintain all provincial project monitoring products in line with FAO standards and in consultation with the THAzA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • Prepare inputs for the project’s reporting products as requested by the CoP.
  • Prepare, maintain and implement a provincial risk management plan for the conduct of the project.
  • Prepare, maintain and implement a provincial anti-fraud and waste plan for the conduct of the project.
  • Prepare a wide range of communication products as requested by the CoP, Senior Project Officer and the Communications Officer.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors.





Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in agribusiness, agronomy, marketing or equivalent level and background.
  • 05 years’ experience within agricultural, livestock or horticultural sector, especially marketing aspects, with the private sector.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English. Good knowledge of Urdu and Balochi and/or Pashtu;
  • National of Pakistan.


FAO Core Competencies


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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complexity.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment.
  • Ability to deal with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment.
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with high-ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions.
  • Familiar with FAO procedures, possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases).

Selection Criteria


Candidates will be assessed against the requirements listed above. Preference should be given to local candidates.



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    • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
    • 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
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    About FAO

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. 

    FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

    "We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."