Job Opportunity at FAO, National Project Personnel – Project Team Leader |

Friday, May 21, 2021

Job Opportunity at FAO, National Project Personnel – Project Team Leader

FAO, National Project Personnel – Project Team Leader

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking to recruit a national staff to support the process of formulating revised national livestock policy.


Reporting Lines

The Project Team Leader will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, under the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO representative responsible for Programme, the technical supervision of FAO Lead Technical Officer, and guidance from Project Task Force.

Technical Focus

The Project Team Leader will make sure that the project is aligned with the beneficiaries, country’s needs and priorities, and ownership of the project is ensured. The Policy and Planning Directorate at the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries is the key implementing partner for this project. All activities will be discussed, planned and implemented in collaboration with the Policy and Planning Directorate, and designated National Project Coordinator to work alongside FAO experts.

The project will closely work under the leadership of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and direct leadership of the Policy and Planning Directorate. On the other hand, the Directorates of Animal Production and Marketing, Research, Training and Extension, Grazing land and Animal Feeds and Veterinary Services will be closely involved.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • The tasks to be carried out by the Project Team Leader will include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Provide technical leadership in the formulation of the National Livestock Policy;
  • Together with the National Project coordinator and other project team members, prepare work plan and budget for different interventions;
  • Design and conduct methodologies for analytical review of the current livestock policy and formulation of the new livestock policy
  • Assess the current Livestock sector performance in Tanzania (situation analysis of the livestock in Tanzania)
  • Identify the current National Livestock Policy of 2006 constraints and challenges
  • Plan, organize and lead technical meetings and workshops by coordinating a multi-disciplinary team of experts
  • Develop partnership and collaboration with stakeholders who can influence and/or affected by the formulation of the new livestock policy in the country
  • Conduct literature review of livestock policy  and other key national and international documents to draw lessons from and alignment with national policies and strategies
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor



Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or above in Economics, Aagricultural economics, rural development or related social science fields
  • Additional training in policy or strategy development will be an asset
  • Working knowledge of English and Swahili;
  • At least 7 years’ experience in planning livestock or agricultural development policies and strategies at national level;
  • Proof of experience in similar or related projects
  • At least 5 years’ experience in livestock or agricultural development at national level;
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili
  • National of Tanzania.


FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience of managing multi-disciplinary team;
  • Demonstration of ability to manage projects and resources efficiently and in a timely manner;
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to write proposals, documents and technical reports;
  • Good facilitation skills and ability to conduct community level workshops/seminars;


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 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 additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

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


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 11/Jun/2021