International Consultant

International Consultant on Potato Cultivar Registration

About us

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

Reporting Lines

The International Consultant on Potato Cultivar Registration will work under overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Uzbekistan, the technical supervision of the REU Agricultural Officer.

Tasks and responsibilities

The International Consultant on Potato Cultivar Registration will have the following duties:

  • review and discuss with national partners current potato cultivar registration system and identify gaps
  • discuss the needs for the enhancement of procedures and facilities for the registration system and agree on directions towards its enhancement
  • draft the proposals of enhanced procedures
  • review the proposals of enhancements to the system of potato cultivar registration
  • discuss and agree the enhanced procedures for potato cultivar testing and registration
  • develop training materials for trainings on seed potato production, certification and pest control, for seed certification inspectors

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agronomy or Horticulture Science and management, or related field
  • Have at least 7 years extensive experience in integrated potato production systems and cultivar testing and registration
  • Working knowledge of English, and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages for Consultants. Working knowledge of English in the case of PSA.SBS.

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in climate resilient and sustainable agricultural production management practices and improve technologies.
  • Work experience in Central Asia would be an asset
  • Ability to plan and organize own work, deliver results and meet deadlines
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documents
  • Excellent communication skills in English and strong computer, report writing, and presentation skills.
  • International experience with FAO, and other international agencies will be advantage
  • Technical and practical knowledge on establishments of pilot demonstrations of improve practices, and conducting farmers training.

How to apply

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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Deadline: May 6th, 2021

Location: Home-based

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