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Oct 2, 2017

FAO PHL College Curriculum Consultant Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No:

Position Title: PHL College Curriculum Consultant
Contract Type: Personal Services Agreement
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Organizational unit: FAO Representation Office in Kenya
Duration: 15 days when actually employed to 31 December 2017
Eligible candidates: Kenyan Nationals
Anticipated Start Date: October 2017
Organizational Setting: The 2014 Malabo Declaration called on the AU Member States to reduce by 50% current levels of postharvest losses by the year 2025. 

This Post harvest loss reduction commitment is part of efforts by AU to help achieve food security targets and end hunger on the African continent by the year 2025.

In response to the PH loss reduction commitment, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Rockefeller Foundation (RF) are collaborating on the project: Support to the African Union in the development of policies and strategies for country-specific plans to reduce post-harvest food losses.
As part of a comprehensive process to reduce PH losses to achieve the 2025 goal of 50% loss reduction, the FAO food loss study methodology Food Loss Analysis: Causes and Solutions, Case studies in the Small-scale Agriculture and Fisheries Subsectors which has been used in many countries and studies because of its importance as a tool for reducing food losses, should now be incorporated into curriculum of Agricultural Training Vocational and Extension Training. 

This will help develop the capacity of college graduates to manage post-harvest losses.
This position is located within the FAO Representation in Kenya
Reporting Lines: Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Kenya and the Technical Advisor, the Consultant on PHL Training Curriculum incorporation into colleges will in consultation with the PH Technical Working Group and FAO identify two Government registered agricultural colleges or universities and have the FAO Food Loss Study Methodology incorporated into their training curriculum
Tasks and responsibilities
Specifically the Post-harvest Study Curriculum consultant in consultation with FAO, Ministry of Agriculture, AUC and TWG and other key stakeholders will complete the following tasks:
  • Review the FAO Food loss methodology and other training material developed from the methodology.
  • Adapt and ensure the training material meets requirements of the colleges and the relevant bodies
  • Make recommendations to the structure of the training material and have the recommendation if any approved and incorporated
  • In collaboration with FAO, TWG, Ministry of Agriculture and the relevant Ministry of Education identify two agricultural colleges and have the FAO Food Loss methodology incorporated into the colleges’ training curriculum.
Expected Outputs:
A report detailing the process and including the following
1. A letter from the college confirming incorporation of the FAO Methodology into the curriculum
2. The training program
3. How the college will develop the capacity to use the FAO methodology.

Required Completion Date: 31 December 2017
Candidates will be assessed against the following

Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in Agricultural Science, Food Science, Food Safety, Post-harvest Management or other related discipline.
  • Five years of relevant experience in curriculum development or related field.
  • Working knowledge of English
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical / Functional Skills
  • Work experience with smallholder farmers in the rural areas.
  • Extent and relevance experience in post-harvest management
  • Specific experience in curriculum development
To Apply
Candidates are requested to submit their application by email to [email protected] quoting the position title and vacancy announcement number.
A duly completed Personal Profile Form (PPF) generated from FAO’s iRecruitment portal as a PDF-file is to be submitted by email together with a cover letter. 

Please note that attached resumes or CV’s in place of the PPF will not be accepted.
In order to prepare a Personal Profile Form, you must first register on the FAO iRecruitment site by clicking on the following link to register: http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.
Issued on: 27 September 2017
Deadline for Application: 4 October 2017

Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. 

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
This vacancy is open to both male and female candidates. 

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

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