Coordinator, Innovation for Green Jobs in Agriculture (1902745): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Coordinator, Innovation for Green Jobs in Agriculture (1902745): The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Deadline: 27 November 2019

Organizational setting
The Green Jobs for Rural Youth Employment" (GCP/INT/390/ROK) project aims to provide sustainable employment opportunities to rural youth by addressing local environmental challenges through green start-ups and Public Employment Programmes (PEPs). Designed as a project which provides combined capacity building with work opportunities, the mix of selected rural and urban youth participants will first be provided with soft skills training. The participants will then identify a local issue and propose green jobs solutions that can be applied to address the problem. Participants with selected proposals will be further provided with sector-specific training on green agriculture, green energy, and green waste management. Their proposals will be financially supported as a start-up or a PEP for two years. Towards the end of the project, challenges and best practices will be widely disseminated among various stakeholders. The project results will be also used for developing national strategies for youth employment, agricultural and rural development, and transition to the Green Economy.

Reporting lines
The Coordinator works under direct supervision of the Decent Rural Employment Team Leader and the technical guidance of the Programme Officer of the Green Jobs for Rural Youth Employment (GJ4RYE). The Decent Rural Employment (DRE) Team in ESP is central to the implementation of FAO’s corporate work plan under Strategic Objective 3, Organizational Outcome 2 (SO3/OO2), “The rural poor have greater opportunities to access decent farm and non-farm employment”. The Coordinator will oversee the day-to-day operation of the project of Green Jobs for Rural Youth Employment in Zimbabwe under the supervision of the FAO Representative for Zimbabwe.

Technical focus
Given the high level of youth unemployment in the country, the National Coordinator will work closely with the FAO Representative. The Coordinator will provide all necessary support, guidance, co-ordination and technical advice to achieve the expected project objectives in Zimbabwe.

To apply

Created: November 13, 2019
Category: Ngo, Social Services, Kubatana
Expiry Date: Nov. 27, 2019

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