New Job Vacancy At FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is announcing its latest job vacancy. The organisation is looking for a National Crop Scientist or Agronomist. The position is based in Accra, Ghana.


  • Assist to train project partners and beneficiaries on improved production technologies and Good Agronomic Practices on soyabean production;
  • Support training of project partners and project beneficiaries on group dynamics and cohesion;
  • Contribute to community engagement and selection of project partners and beneficiaries;

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  • Support training of water users association production, marketing and financial management;
  • Develop letters of agreement, develop TORs and bill of quantities to engage service providers;
  • Support project activities, monitor progress according to approved work plan;
  • Ensure timely and orderly delivery of project equipment, materials and other necessary inputs from FAO to project beneficiaries;
  • Coordinate the activities of the project consultants, and project personnel and ensure that information is disseminated between project partners;
  • Prepare progress reports of project activities for submission to FAO through the FAOR-Ghana;
  • Prepare the final project report (terminal report) according to FAO guidelines and format;
  • Perform any other duties as may be required.

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Job Requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • Advance University degree in Agriculture or Agronomy or Agribusiness and any related discipline
  • 5 years of relevant experience in project management; and at least 1 year experience in managing emergency food security and livelihoods projects 
  • Working knowledge of English
    •    National of Ghana or a legal resident in the country

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FAO Core Competencies:

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

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Technical/Functional Skills:

  • The position requires good technical knowledge of the soyabean value chains in Ghana
  • Extent and relevance of experience in project management and coordination
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of  inputs credit schemes; matching grants; VSLAs; market oriented Agriculture schemes and water users association
  • Extent and relevance of experience in management of computer programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point and statistical software
  • The candidate must demonstrate high communication skills, both verbal and written, negotiation, leadership, vision, strategy, coordination and teamwork
  • Experience working with smallholder producers in northern Ghana will be an added advantage

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Closing Date: 25th August, 2023 at 2:59 am

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