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National Project Personnel - Project Management (FAO)

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Serve the overall technical and operational lead to the project; responsible for the project--its coordination, operations, deliverables, ownership and sustainability-- as the project's primary focal point.
  • Overall technical lead for the implementation of all project outputs and activities and ensure technical soundness of project implementation;
  • The effective coordination and close monitoring of the implementation of project activities including cooperation with the Global Coordination Project;
  • Supervise preparation of various technical outputs, e.g. knowledge products, reports and case studies, inputs to publications including at the global level;
  • Lead, monitor and document the implementation of the system-wide capacity development measures in line with the Capacity Development Report;
  • Working from the agreed upon baseline, carefully track the project's progress and ensuring timely delivery of inputs and outputs;
  • Overall responsibility for ensuring compliance with FAO Safeguards and WWF's Environment and Social Safeguards Integrated Policies and Procedures;
  • Providing technical support and assessing the outputs of the project national consultants hired with GEF funds, as well as the products generated in the implementation of the project;
  • Coordination with relevant initiatives, developing synergies supporting the project;
  • Ensuring a high level of collaboration (and ownership) among participating institutions and organizations at the national and local levels;
  • Ensuring effective engagement of and by stakeholders in the project;
  • Ensuring compliance with all sub-agreements to project partners provisions during the implementation, including on timely reporting and financial management;
  • Manage requests for provision of financial resources using provided format in sub-agreement annexes;
  • Monitoring financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Ensuring timely preparation and submission of requests for funds, financial and progress reports to FAO and WWF Mongolia as per reporting requirements;
  • Maintaining documentation and evidence that describes the proper and prudent use of project resources as per sub-agreement provisions, including making available this supporting documentation to FAO and WWF and designated auditors when requested;
  • Implementing and managing the project's monitoring and communications plans;
  • Organizing project workshops and meetings to monitor progress and preparing the Annual Budget and Work Plan;
  • Submitting the six-monthly Project Progress Reports (PPRs) with the AWP/B to the PSC, FAO and WWF GEF Agency;
  • Preparing the first draft of the Project Implementation Review (PIR);
  • Coordinate the implementation of the safeguard and gender action plan in close collaboration with the Safeguards and Gender Specialist(s);
  • Supporting the organization of the mid-term and terminal evaluations in close coordination with the FAO Budget Holder, the FAO Independent Office of Evaluation (OED), and WWF GEF Agency; Facilitate recruitment of national and international consultants in line with the needs for the project as articulated by the project stakeholders, monitor and supervise the work of consultants, ensure linkages with technical backstopping, and facilitate clearances of reports;
  • Lead the development of communication messages and knowledge/communication products, in collaboration with other PMU staff, including photo and video stories based on good practices / outcomes from the project;
  • In collaboration with other PMU staff, FAO and WWF, prepare and implement a communication and visibility plan with reference to the GEF, FAO and WWF Guidelines incorporating latest communication channels including website and social media;
  • Prepare and submit the six-monthly technical and financial reports to FAO and WWF and facilitate the information exchange between the Lead Executing Agency, the PMU, FAO and WWF, if needed
  • Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in agricultur e and environment sciences, natural resource management or a related field s of study ;
  • Ten years of relevant experience in technical cooperation-related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to agriculture , environment and rural development, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes;
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian
  • Nationality of Mongolia.