Job Opportunity at FAO, National Consultant on ASSP I assessment and formulation of ASSP II- for the Crops sub-sector

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National Consultant on ASSP I assessment and formulation of ASSP II- for the Crops sub-sector 

Job Posting: 06/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 21/Jan/2021, 1:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRURT

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of

Duration: 20 days


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Settings

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), leads international efforts to alleviate hunger, eliminate poverty and achieve food and nutrition security for all. At present, FAO is supporting a number of interventions related to Agriculture (crop, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry development and Food Security And Nutrition. FAO is seeking for suitably qualified and experienced consultants to support on assessment of Agriculture Statistics Strategic plan (ASSP I 2014-2019) and formulation of ASSP II under the FAO Programme in Tanzania and according to the Country Programming Framework.

Reporting Lines

The National Consultant will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and the direct supervision and guidance of the Assistant FAO Representative – Programme and technical supervision of the FAO agriculture statistics Officers from country Office and the FAO Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa as well as technical backstopping from the Regional Office for Africa (RAF) and Headquarters.

Technical Focus

Under the responsibility/supervision of the National Project Coordinator (NPC) and in close collaboration with the Senior national Consultant and other national consultants, the consultant’s principal task will be to support the government of Tanzania in assessing the performance of the ASSP I for the crops sub-sector and contributing to the design of a new Strategic Plan for Agricultural statistics (ASSP 2) for the crops sub-sector.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Guide the process of assessment of the crops sub-sector using the methodology agreed in the roadmap, lead the main meetings and reviews as needed, prepare the main findings and recommendations in the assessment report at sub-sectoral level, communicate it to the Senior National Consultant and NPC;
  • Support the NPC and Senior National Consultant in organizing a workshop for presenting the main assessment findings, recommendations and next steps planned for the preparation of ASSP II; and
  • In close coordination with the NPC and the Senior National Consultant, contribute to the finalization of the ASSP 1 assessment document if needed;
  • Guide the process of designing of ASSP II in the crops sub-sector using the methodology agreed in the roadmap, lead the main meetings and reviews as needed, prepare the proposal (narrative and budget for the sub-sector), communicate it to the NPC and Senior National Consultant;
  • Review and comment the first draft of overall ASSP II prepared by the Senior National Consultant
  • Support the preparation of a final draft of the overall ASSP 2 action plan;
  • Support the preparation of material and contribute to the agenda and discussions of the national validation workshop
  • Support the finalisation of the ASSP II document in close coordination with the Senior National consultant and the NPC
  • Undertake other duties as might be assigned by the FAO Representative


Minimum Requirements

  • Have a Masters-level university degree in Statistics, Economics, Agronomy, Agriculture or related field;
  • Candidates should be Tanzanian;
  • Have at least 5 years of professional experience in organizing national statistics systems, and sound knowledge of agricultural statistics, preferably in Tanzania.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Be able to draft reports clearly, concisely, and good oral and written communication skills.
  • Be able to work in Kiswahili and English
  • Experience in publishing or writing clear and concise scientific papers, policy papers, and plans
  • Excellent computer skills.

Selection Criteria

Academic qualifications;

  • Extent and relevance of work experience;
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • 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 a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing).
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:
  • 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.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website:


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

The deadline for submitting the application is 20 January, 2021



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