National Project Personnel - Project Coordination

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Friday 19 Feb 2021 at 22:59 UTC

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Organizational Setting

The Government of Suriname is undertaking its readiness activities for accessing Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources for addressing climate change. The project will involve strengthening capacity of the Government to access climate finance through extensive stakeholder engagement, with the main objective of providing the evidence basis for climate change impacts on the Agriculture sector of Suriname. The activities under this Readiness will provide important baseline data and information that would be useful for future decision making on climate change priorities in the agriculture sector and therefore a basis for concept note and proposal development.

Reporting Lines

The Project Coordinator will report to the FAO Representative in the country office for Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname, FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean in Barbados, the Lead Technical Officer in the Sub-regional office for the Caribbean in Barbados and the National Designated Authority of Suriname.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Coordinate timely and quality implementation of overall project components providing technical support and ensuring appropriate linkages among the components and among consultants and concerned actors.
    • Develop a full project work plan and associated expenditure plan.
    • Prepare project reports of progress (every 6 months in accordance with GCF reporting requirements) and briefs as required.
    • Prepare bid documents including TORs for project experts/consultants working on the various aspects of the project and to the selection process.
    • Coordinate the organizing and conducting of assessments, consultations and workshops, including arranging logistics.
    • Coordinate logistical arrangements with national stakeholders for the various consultancies under the project.
    • Coordinate with relevant national stakeholders, especially the NDA and the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure maximum delivery and participation in project activities.
    • Coordinate the development and dissemination of awareness raising materials at the various levels.
    • Ensure interventions are well coordinated with other FAO and non-FAO projects in the country and build on FAO comparative advantage, successful practices, lessons learnt.


Minimum Requirements

  • An advanced degree in agriculture, natural resources management, climate change or a related area.
    • At least 5-years experience in project management and implementation.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of international climate finance, specifically the green climate fund architecture and adaptation and mitigation agendas of the UNFCCC.
    • Knowledge of the agriculture sector and use of natural resources as it relates to the effects of climate change in regard to adaptation/resilience and mitigation.
    • National of Suriname

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
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Facilitation and coordination skills
    • Strategic advice


  • 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: [email protected]
  • 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
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