National Training and FFS Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization




Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), overall technical supervision of FAO RAP Lead Technical Officer and FAO HQ Technical Officer, the National Training and FSS Expert will collaborate with the FAO country office programme team to carry out assigned tasks. 

The incumbent will technically focus to develop comprehensive training modules including (crop production, soil management, irrigation techniques, pest management, post-harvest handling, and climate-smart techniques), and conduct ToF for developing facilitators to strengthen the capacities of agriculture extension workers, researchers, and policy makers.


  • Develop ToF curriculum and training materials and conduct ToF for developing facilitators who will carry out subsequent planned trainings for the government staff and farmers.
  • Support to strengthen capacities of extension workers, researchers, academia, and other value chain actors in producing, processing, and marketing nutrient-dense crops.
  • Carry out Farmers’ Field School (FFS) in three selected crops (millet, rapeseed, and quinoa) cropping pattern (at least 6 FFS with 180 farmers). FFS will be organic to the extent possible.
  • Document and analyze the field demonstration results on climate-smart innovative good agricultural production practices and standards from the pilot sites.
  • Support to develop pilot model farms on climate-smart, innovative, good agricultural production practices to showcase the successful implementation of tailored climate-smart, innovative, sustainable agronomic practices.
  • Support to develop IEC materials and knowledge products for broader dissemination. 
  • Provide technical assistance and information as required.
  • Undertake other tasks as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture. 
  • At least five years of work experience in developing ToF curriculum and training materials and conducting ToF for developing facilitators using FFS approach. 
  • Working knowledge of English and Nepali.
  • National of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal or resident of the country with valid work permit.

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly as field positions is desirable.
  • Proven experience on designing and delivering technical training and capacity development activities.
  • Experience in coordinating or facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue or policy process.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and excellent communication skills 
  • Demonstrated experience in designing, collecting, and analyzing technical information and data on the nature-based crop protection.
  • Experience in agricultural research, laboratory production, and field application working with a wide range of partners including international and national organizations, government counterparts, research institutions, UN organizations, and the private sector; 
  • Experience in the preparation, editing, and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops.

Selection Criteria :

  • Demonstrated practical and technical experience in agriculture with major experience of local agricultural practices, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Ability to manage and work with a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Proven ability to coordinate and work with the government and community-based stakeholders, rights holders sensitively, cooperatively, and productively.
  • Ability to demonstrate the ICT for agricultural extension, including mobile apps, online platforms, and multimedia resources for knowledge dissemination and capacity building to the technical staff, farmers, and community-based organisation. 
  • Ability to write the reports and publications with proven documents. 
  • Previous experience working with UN agencies, research and government agencies in the similar area is desirable however, quality assessment report (QAR) will be assessed during the selection process.
  • Selection mode will follow pre-screening, interview and written by the evaluation team. 





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