Programme Co-ordinator, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 344 views


Programme Co-ordinator

Job Posting: 04/Dec/2019

Closure Date: 19/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAO PNG

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Papua New Guinea-Port Moresby

Duration : 6 months (extendable)

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

Organizational Setting

FAO has been identified as the Lead Agency for a large investment project focused on Value Chain development in Papua New Guinea. The project will be implemented as a United Nations Joint Programme with a number of UN Agencies participating in its implementation in close co-operation with relevant government and parastatal partners as well as local enterprises and private sector. The programme focuses on the development of the Cocoa, Vanilla and Fisheries (riverine, in reef and coastal) value chains as well as the supporting and enabling transport and infrastructure including feeder roads.

Reporting Lines

Reports administratively to the FAO Programme officer in Papua New Guinea and technically to the Deputy Regional Representative of the FOA Regional office for Asia Pacific, Bangkok.

Technical Focus

Sustainable VC development with associated enterprise development.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage, organize and lead the effective and timely delivery of the programme in the project area.
  • Ensure effective and inclusive joint work planning, co-ordination between the various participating UN Agencies for timely delivery of the agreed project outputs, the implementation of the baseline and M and E framework,
  • Support on the set up of the project offices as well as recruitment of the substantial international and national team, support services, identification and engagement of service providers and siting of suitable project facilities.
  • Lead the engagement with the various parts of the Government of Papua New Guinea and development of innovative partnerships with local enterprises/private sector on value chain development
  • Support project staff and consultants and manage all related project risks.
  • Collaborate with other concerned units (Budget Holder, PSR, CSFE) regarding FAO’s role as Administrative Agent and Convening Agency.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agriculture/Agronomy/Post-harvest management
  • 10 years of relevant experience in sustainable value chain and enterprise development in a smallholder based setting.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) for Consultants. Working knowledge of English for PSAs.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Highly skilled team leader able to work in a multicultural team
  • Extent and relevance of experience in managing and implementing large-scale projects or programmes in smallholder based production systems using value chain approaches
  • Extent and relevance of experience in enhancing value chains from production through improving post-harvest management to improved market access and agriculture and agriculture/food quality certification systems
  • Proven experience in successful application of sustainable Value chain/enterprise development approaches in challenging environments.

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


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


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.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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