National Project Personnel Food Safety Job Opportunity at FAO

National Project Personnel Food Safety Job Opportunity at FAO

National Project Personnel Food Safety Job Opportunity at FAO

National Project Personnel – Food Safety 

Full Time


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

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All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

Through its Country Offices or FAO Representations, FAO assists Governments to develop policies, programs, and projects to address hunger and malnutrition and provides technical support for the sustainable development of their agricultural, fisheries, and forestry sectors and responds to crises.

The development of sustainable and inclusive food systems is emerging as one of the most effective areas for transformative change leading to sustainable development.

As a multi-dimensional, and multi-sectoral approach, it requires integrated policy, and innovative institutional and governance arrangements, with the engagement of different institutional and non-governmental actors, and the mobilization of knowledge and resources.

The FMM Subprogram “Governance Innovations for Sustainable Development of Food Systems” seeks to enable more comprehensive and scalable multi-sectoral actions across three main pillars of food systems: sustainable food production, value creation and markets, and improved nutrition and diets – all within a comprehensive governance framework.

The program builds on ongoing FAO and partner methodologies, initiatives, knowledge, and competencies, including innovative agroecological, climate-resilient, and nutrition-sensitive practices and technologies, and capitalizes on the results and supports the follow-up of the National Food System Summit process.

The Programme adopts an open and transparent approach that utilizes multi-dimensional data to generate an evidence-based analysis of crucial inter-sectoral nexuses and trade-offs and enable effective decision-making of concerned food systems actors to enable and support food systems transformation.

Within FAO, the Programme is coordinated by the Governance and Policy Support (GaPS) team, reporting to the Chief Economist, and working in close consultation with the Food Systems and Food Safety Division (ESF) in FAO HQ.

Reporting Lines

The National Food Systems Specialist reports to the FAO Representative and works under the overall guidance of the Assistant FAO Representative (AFAOR-P) and the Project Coordinator and the ESF/GaPS core team.

S/he is expected to work closely with the FIRST Policy Officer and Food Security and Nutrition Specialist (based in Dodoma), relevant government ministries/institutions, and other national stakeholders

Technical Focus

The National Food Systems Specialist will provide support to moving forward with the dialogue and key recommendations from the UN Food Systems Summit process in Tanzania to strengthen the policy and institutional environment conducive to food systems transformation in line with existing commitments and the priorities identified through data and analysis as well as interventions identified in the national dialogues and contribute to efforts to strengthen governance and coordination for ASDP II and NMNAP II and contribute to food system(s) and nutrition programming at the country office.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Plan / organize the launch of the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) pathways report for Tanzania and facilitate a dialogue around capacities to strengthen integrated action and implementation of recommendations from the Tanzania UNFSS report;
  • As part of the implementation efforts of the UNFSS pathway recommendations for Tanzania, conduct and facilitate a policy and program mapping to inform the identification of gaps, opportunities, challenges, and trade-offs related to the sustainable development of national and sub-national food systems, highlight possible evidence-based solutions and potential synergies among relevant existing programs and initiatives to maximize impact and upscale results that foster sustainable and inclusive food systems;
  • Identify selected territories for focussed implementation of identified evidence-based solutions and pilot governance innovative arrangements;
  • Provide technical support to the Government (in particular the Ministry of Agriculture) and relevant stakeholders in the translation of the pathways generated from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) process in Tanzania into innovative and integrated policies and programs to promote the sustainable development of food systems;
  • In close collaboration with the National Convenor at the Ministry of Agriculture and the technical team develop communication strategies to cascade FSS to local levels and enhance the involvement of the private sector in dialogue and implementation of UNFSS pathways for Tanzania;
  •  Promote and support the establishment of partnerships and alliances in support of the FMM sub-program, and facilitate engagement of small scale farmers and rural MSMEs, civil society, NGOs, private sector, academia, and other relevant actors on sustainable and inclusive food systems;
  • Contribute to the ASDP II mid-term review with a view to identifying options for strengthening governance and coordination capacities and program options for strengthening the implementation of nutrition-sensitive actions within the context of ASDPII (linked to NSAAP) and NMNAP II;
  • Contribute to ongoing efforts to strengthen capacities and integrate a food systems approach in nutrition-sensitive sectors;
  •  Contribute to food security and nutrition programming at the country office, including planning and conducting capacity development activities/training workshops, preparation of briefs, related materials, and reports;
  • Prepare reports to FAO, the donor, and the National Government on progress achievement and issues related to project implementation;
  • Ensure continuous communication and information flow between national stakeholders and HQ project coordinator and technical task force;
  • Perform any other required duty related to project implementation / required.

National Project Personnel Food Safety Job Opportunity at FAO


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in agricultural development and/or policy, economics, food science, food security, nutrition, or a related field;
  • Five years of relevant experience in the analysis and formulation of food security and nutrition policies and programs;
  • Working knowledge of English and Swahili is required.
  • Nationality of Tanzania.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the analysis and formulation of food security and nutrition policies and programs for sustainability improvement in the agricultural sector;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in analyzing complex issues, facilitating multi-stakeholder processes and dialogue;
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and ability to prepare publications, technical reports, and other relevant materials
  • Extent and relevance of experience in working with intergovernmental bodies, multi-stakeholder alliances, and multidisciplinary teams.


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: Careers@fao.org

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

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 The appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

 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. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete, and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
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  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
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  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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Closure Date: 28/May/2022, 12:59:00 AM


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