Senior Food and Nutrition Security Policy Consultant at FAO, Paramaribo, Suriname

Deadline: 14 July 2017

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Food and Nutrition Security Policy Consultant in Paramaribo, Suriname. The duration of this post is 11 months.

FAO promotes good practice in addressing governance challenges across its Strategic Objectives by strengthening its contribution to global governance.

Key Jobs Responsibilities                                                                   

The Senior Food and Nutrition Security Policy Consultant will perform the following functions-

  • Analyse and supports operational policies to strengthen the country’s inter- and intra- sectoral and institutional arrangements and capacity for the implementation of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan.
  • Promote inter-sectoral collaboration in programme planning and implementation of actions among all sectors involved in Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).
  • Provide technical and policy advice, support and capacity strengthening to specific ministries and government parastatals for the development and implementation of their policies and programmes.
  • Advocate strategic partnerships, best practices, and increased policy dialogue for effective working relationships, consensus and agreements with national and regional partners.
  • Support advocacy and awareness campaigns on food security and nutrition (FNS) to Ministries (Officials and Ministers), relevant institutions and general public.
  • Monitor the implementation of FNS programmes and suggest re-definition of approaches to ensure alignment with FNS
  • Provide support as required to the food and nutrition security council and intergovernmental commission so that they provide guidance, as well as monitors and evaluates interventions related to food utilization and food availability as part of the Food and Nutrition Security Policy and Action Plan.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in agricultural economics, development economics, food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture or related area.
  • 7 to 10 years of relevant experience in policy analysis and advice related to food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture policy and policy processes.
  • Working knowledge of Dutch and English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit FAO.

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