National Consultant Specialist in Plant Production (Agronomist)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST -vacancy announcement No: FAO-CM / PROJ /Rev Jul / 01/19

Issued on: 31/07/2019

Deadline For Application: 4/08/2019

Job Title: National Consultant Specialist in Plant Production(Agronomist)

Organizational Unit: FAO Cameroon (OSRO/CMR/902/CHA)

Type of requisition: PSA.NAT

Duty Station: Bamenda Cameroon

Duration: 2 months

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants 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 Liaison and Partnership Office of FAO Cameroon, is in charge of elaborating, promoting, supervising and executing agreed upon strategies to attain prioritised objectives in matters of food, nutrition, agriculture, and rural development.

Reporting Lines

The national consultant specialist in Plant Production will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cameroon and technical guidance of the Program Officer and the Emergency Coordinator. He/She will work in close collaboration with the consultants and stakeholders involved in the project

Technical Focus

Provide technical expertise and support to the project planning, implementation, operations and performance monitoring for the project.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Consultant specialist in Plant Production will work in consultation with international and national consultants. He / She will be assigned to carry out the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the identification of implementing partners and work closely with the one retained in the implementation of the activities;
  • Facilitate the targeting of beneficiaries and support their beneficiaries in the implementation of IGAs
  • Provide technical expertise in the technical itineraries to deploy for the implementation of the selected speculations;
  • Intervene in the preparation of future projects and provide various reports;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the project's final report
  • Perform other assigned tasks


Minimum Requirements

  • Be of Cameroonian nationality
  • University degree in Agriculture, Livestock production, Community development, crop protection or related subject;
  • At least 05years of experience in the area of Agriculture/home garden production/Plant Production
  • Working knowledge of English and French
  • Excellent working knowledge of Pidgin English
  • Master the North West and South West regions

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good knowledge of procedures of International Organisations in general and that of the United Nations in particular;
  • Good knowledge of computer tools (Excel, Power Point, MS Office and other software.

Selection Criteria

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Office.
  • Ability to work productively and harmoniously with people of different national and cultural backgrounds in a team environment.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Working knowledge in Pidgin English is an added advantage.
  • Bilingual (French, English)
  • Dynamic and results oriented

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


  • 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, or have queries, 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 other issues, visit the FAO employment website:
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.


Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents:

  • A cover letter, indicating the experience and technical skills required for the job;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Any other document to assess the candidate's experience.

All applications must be sent to the FAO Representative in Cameroon and sent by email to the following address: having as subject:

National Consultant Specialist in Plant Production(Agronomist)-Bamenda, VA # FAO-CM / PROJ /Rev Jul / 01/19

By August 4th, 2019