Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR), Deputy FAOR and Assistant FAOR (Programme)in Sudan , and under Direct Supervision of the senior livestock Coordinator in FAO Sudan, as well as under the guidance and supervision of the team leader at the FAO state office, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
Duties and responsibilities:
Support FAO’ Team Leader in contributing to the the implementation of the livestock and other FAO emergency interventions in Sudan.
Assist the FAO’ Team Leader in the state, liaise with the relevant line ministries (especially Animal Resources/ Veterinary Departments) and their technical units, as well as with the other FSL stakeholders at state level, such as local professional organizations, community based organizations (CBOs), national and international NGOs, other UN agencies and programmes, representatives of donor agencies;
Ensure the appropriate receipt, storage and distribution of livestock inputs and supplies including vaccines, drugs, animal feed, live animals and all other goods under the responsibility of the FAO state office and check whether the inputs meet the techical specifications (TSs) before accepting the goods and signing the delivery orders; if not meeting the TSs, goods and supplies should not be accepted;
Assist the FAO Team Leader in the state in selecting the implementing partners (IPs) and prepare the Letters of Agreement (LoAs), both in consultation with the FAO Khartoum office;
Ensure timely delivery of different inputs to Service Providers as per Letter of Agreements (LOAs);
Prepare and implement the field office’s monitoring plan for each signed LoA in consultation with the field office team, respective SPs, related government line ministries’ departments and with the FAO Khartoum office;
Elaborate appropriate tools for monitoring the SPs’ field work and the achieved results, in consultation with the field office team and the technical coordinators at FAO Khartoum office;
Facilitate the identification of cattle stock routes to increase peaceful coexistence between agricultural and pastoralist communities; ensure proper provision of services along the routes;
Support FAO’team leader for conflict mitigation between farmers and pastoralists;
Facilitate the identification of the main areas of past and present conflicts to further guide improvements work along the stock route
Organize and supervise the demarcation of the cattle stock route and facilitate integrated stock route development (range seeding, water harvesting, animal health services, etc);
Review the gaps of existing veterinary services in the State and assist the Government counterparts to further improve their veterinary service agents such as community animal health worker (CAHW), in particular along the identified stock route;
Facilitate and participate in the analysis of livestock value chains and the identification of value chain upgrading strategies and activities;
Implement capacity building activities related to livestock production, processing and marketing in collaboration with Government counterparts
Monitor the SPs activities and achieved results as per LoA, monitoring plan, monitoring guidelines and instructions at both output and outcome levels through direct interviews with beneficiaries, SPs and other stakeholders,
provide facts and figures on the results achieved per implementation phase, target, objective;
Perform any other related task as requested by the team leader or the FAO Khartoum office.
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
Minimum M.Sc. Degree in Veterinary Science, Animal Production or related field;
At least 7 years working experience in the relevant fields, preferably with UN agencies and NGOs;
Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English) and working knowledge of the local language (Arabic) required.
Good computer skills in at least MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.).
Ability to work with accuracy and under pressure to meet deadlines;
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and propose effective solutions;
Demonstrated communication skills, both orally and in writing;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of the different targeted communities in the state.
Extent of familiarity with the geographical region is considered a strong asset;
Experience and working knowledge of FAO policies and procedures would be an asset;