Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

National Aquaculture Extension Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Description

  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

FAO is implementing a project “Strengthening livelihood recovery of Covid-19 most affected rural communities in Cambodia” funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The project aims to promote inclusive and transformative COVID-19 economic recovery, ensuring Food and Nutrition security of COVID-19 most affected vulnerable households and a shift towards nutrition sensitive, climate resilient Agriculture and Food Safety in selected targeted areas, firmly grounded in gender equality and women’s rights.

Reporting Lines

The National Aquaculture Extension Specialist reports directly to the Head of Operations and technical oversight of lead technical officer in the FAO regional office for Asia and The Pacific (RAP). Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cambodia, he/she will work in Coordination with the project’s National Project Coordinator, relevant FAO colleagues, the government counterparts and other stakeholders.

Technical Focus

The National Aquaculture Extension Specialist will work in close collaboration with Fisheries Administration (FiA), Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (PDAFF), and project partner to provide trainings,technical advices and supports in response to the priority needs of targeted beneficiary households specifically on fish and frog production.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Aquaculture Extension Specialist will: • In coordination with the project team, participate in the participatory identification of beneficiary households particularly those interested in fish and frog production; • Take lead and facilitate consultations with beneficiary households interested in poultry production in planning, implementation and monitoring of fish and frog production; • Draft technical specification of fish and frog inputs and quantity to be procured and provided to beneficiary households; • Develop fish and frog IEC (Information, Education and Communication) materials as needed; • Coordinate the implementation and monitoring of field activities in relation to fish and frog production in close coordination with project’s other activities; • Facilitate the linkages and farmers’ access to fish fingerlings and froglets; • Coordinate with relevant stakeholders and government authorities (Fisheries Administration-FiA, Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries- PDAFF) to provide trainings and technical advices to beneficiary households on fish and frog production; • Undertake activities to promote adoption of good aquaculture practices, agro-ecology, and climate resilient on-farm practices; • Provide necessary technical supports in response to the priority needs of targeted beneficiaries; • Facilitate and support producers in access to and use of market information and link them with private retail outlets/local markets; • Provide necessary inputs to the preparation of project progress reports, case studies, success stories; • Documentation and dissemination of best practices for wider replication; and, • Perform other relevant duties, including support to other international and national consultants as requested by FAO.


Minimum Requirements

• Advanced University Degree in Aquaculture or equivalent • At least five years of relevant experience • Working knowledge of English and Khmer • National of Cambodia FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus • Teamwork • Communication • Building Effective Relationships • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional Skills

• Experience on aquaculture extension • Proficient in relevant Computer Applications such as word processing tools and spreadsheets (MS Office-Word, Excel etc.) • Experience in results based programme management
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