National Specialist

Issued on:    5 June 2021

Deadline For Application:    19 June 2021

JOB TITLE:  National Specialist on community-based tourism (CBT)

TYPE OF REQUISITION:  PSA.NAT

DUTY STATION:  Hanoi, Viet Nam

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:    FAVIE

DURATION:    90 working days

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 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations.  With presently 194 member states, FAO works in more than 130 countries worldwide, including Vietnam where the Organization has operated since 1978. The current Country Programming Framework (CPF) for the period of 2017 2021 has four priority areas: (1) Increased food security with focus on alleviation of hunger, malnutrition and food safety concerns; (2) Sustainable development of the agriculture sectors, contributing to the national Green Growth and other strategies on improved natural resources management and environment protection; (3) New Rural Development and Sustainable Poverty Reduction; and (4) Enhancing resilience of communities to disasters and threats. The incumbent’s tasks will largely fall under the second priority area.

Reporting Lines

  • Overall supervision: Nguyen Song Ha, AFAOR (Programme);
  • Direct supervision: Hoang Van Tu, Programme Officer - Food Systems.

Technical Focus

Integrated organic production and agro-ecotourism and community-based tourism.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Conduct need assessments and on-the-job training courses for homestays on homestay operation: room and bedding, cooking, catering, reception;
  • Surveys and develop CBT service products;
  • Design and operate marketing and sale instruments;
  • Conduct on-the-job training for homestays on marketing and sale skills;
  • Conduct on-the-job training courses on the operation of CBT services.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements    

  • Certificate on tourism or related disciplines;
  • 5 years of experience in CBT product development;
  • 5 years of experience and skill in CBT training and advice;
  • Experience in homestay management and operation;
  • Experience in travel/tourism marketing and sales;
  • National of Vietnam.
  • Working knowledge of Vietnamese – Must; English - Preferable.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience with the Government of Viet Nam;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in agro-ecotourism and organic agriculture;
  • Knowledge and experience in consumer behaviour and market analysis;

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant academic background;
  • Relevant knowledge and experience in on CBT product development;
  • Experience and skills in CBT training and advisory services;
  • Experience in homestay management and operation;
  • Experience in travel/tourism marketing and sales;
  • Communication skills (Vietnamese and English).

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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: iRecruitment@fao.org
  • 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: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

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: iRecruitment@fao.org

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

Job Details
Organisation Name:
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Location:
Hanoi
Application Deadline:
Sat, 2021-06-19
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