Job Posting: 29/Jan/2019 .

Closure Date: 12/Feb/2019, 6:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: SLC

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A Primary

Location: Guyana-Georgetown

Duration: 12 months Post Number: N/A

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

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The government of Guyana is undertaking its readiness activities for accessing Green Climate Fund resources for addressing climate change in the agriculture sector. The project will involve strengthening capacity of the government to access climate finance through extensive stakeholder engagement, enhancing development of priority interventions and investment projects for the agriculture sector as per the country programming framework and identification and nomination of suitable national accredited entity(ies) (NAE) for direct access to the Green Climate Fund.

The project has an overall duration of 24 months and will achieve its objective through the implementation of four components, whose activities are thoroughly described in the GCF approved proposal. They are: 1. Country Capacity Strengthened; 2. Stakeholders engaged; 3. Direct access realized of accredited entities and 4. Access to finance.

Reporting Lines

The National Project Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the FAO Country Representative and receives technical guidance from the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, supported by the Climate Change and Risk Management Officer in the Barbados Sub-regional Office. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the National Designated Authority for the Green Climate Fund, Ministry of Presidency, Guyana.

Technical Focus

The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for the technical implementation of the project and undertake the general administrative requirements, including project management and budget execution for efficiency and timely execution of project activities for achievement of quality outputs.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Project Coordinator will fulfill the following functions and tasks:

  • Coordinate timely and quality implementation of all project components, provide technical support and ensure appropriate linkages are established across the components and among Consultants and concerned actors
  • Prepare quarterly and annual project progress reports on technical and financial delivery, with support from FAO-Guyana administrative unit, and briefs as required, including on a monthly basis to the Project Steering Committee
  • Provide procurement support through the preparation of Terms of References (ToRs) for project experts/consultants, supervision, and contract administration
  • Facilitate and provide support where necessary for the successful execution of training activities and awareness sessions
  • Coordinate logistical arrangements with national stakeholders for the various consultancies under the project
  • Ensure effective linkage between the Ministry of Agriculture, the range of institutions and entities with responsibilities food and agriculture and land and water management in the face of and climate change, the NDA and FAO throughout the project. This should include information and collaboration with relevant activities being undertaken by other parties to avoid duplication and enhance synergies
  • Coordinate the meetings of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) and serve as Secretary for said committee
  • Hold meetings as often as agreed with the Lead Technical Officer, among stakeholders, to provide updates on progress and address potential difficulties for the effective implementation of the project.
  • Any other assigned tasks related to project management.
  • Coordinate the project operational arrangements through contractual agreements with consultants;
  • Ensure the accurate recording of all data relevant for operational, financial and results-based monitoring;
  • Ensure that relevant reports on expenditures, forecasts, progress against work plans, closure, are prepared and submitted in accordance with FAO and GCF defined procedures and reporting formats, schedules and communications channels, as required;
  • Liaise with the Lead Technical Office and Regional Office to maintain the FPMIS systems up-to-date


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Climate Change or any other related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant technical experience with a focus on Agriculture, Natural Resources Management and Climate Change. 5 years of relevant experience in project management and implementation
  • Knowledge of the Agriculture sector and use of natural resources in Guyana as it relates to the effects of climate change about adaptation /resilience and mitigation.
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations with various target audiences
  • The selected candidate would be expected to have a creative, energetic but pragmatic approach to problem-solving and an appreciation of the respective roles of the public and private sectors and civil society in climate change adaptation/ resilience and mitigation planning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Facilitation and coordination skills
  • Strategic advice
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate change governance, international climate finance, specifically the green climate fund architecture and adaptation and mitigation agendas of the UNFCCC


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.