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Agronomists (4 positions)
|Location :||Sarajevo, Doboj, Banja Luka, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Mar-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 days within 10 months period|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
To provide technical monitoring and assistance to the EU Floods Recovery Programme team in the field of agriculture, for all implemented activities.
The principal objective of the assignment is as follows:
The Agronomist will provide assistance to the EU Floods Recovery Programme team in agriculture sector with specific focus on monitoring of all agricultural activities that have been implemented during the Programme duration. This applies to all subcomponents of agricultural assistance – 415 beneficiaries of commercial agriculture, 454 subsistence farmers, 261 raspberry producers, 126 wheat producers and 9 poultry farmers.
In May 2014 heavy rains fell over Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing massive flooding in northern, eastern and central parts of the country bordering Croatia and Serbia. The floods are the worst in 120 years and have brought enormous destruction in a country that is still recovering from the consequences of the 92-95 war and where significant groups of the population suffer from chronic poverty and unemployment. The natural disaster affected a quarter of the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina and approximately one million people, which is approximately 27% of the country’s population of 3.8 million. Some 50% of local governments were affected by the floods with a number suffering near-complete flooding of urban, industrial and rural areas. Consequently, houses, infrastructure, schools, hospitals, private facilities, farms and crops were damaged or destroyed, causing deterioration of public services, local economy and agriculture activities.
In the meanwhile, and based on an assessment conducted on the 46 most affected local governments, the UN has identified the critical recovery demands and their financial projections for the next few months, in the following sectors:
Through its Livelihoods Recovery component, the EU Floods Recovery Programme provided grants to individuals selected through public calls who have suffered property damage as a result of May 2014 floods, with the aim of helping them recover from economic loss in selected local administration units: Doboj, Prijedor, Banja Luka, Laktaši, Srbac and Celinac.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Agronomist for agriculture sector will work under the supervision of EU Flood Recovery Project Manager to complete all activities devised in this terms of reference.
Scope of work
The Agronomist will provide assistance to the EU Floods Recovery Programme in the agriculture sector with specific focus on monitoring of implementation of recovery activities for selected beneficiaries through all subcomponents of agricultural production. This will also include assistance and support to individual producers in adoption of modern agricultural technique.
The functions of the Agronomist for agriculture sector will include the following:
1. Technical assistance to the EU Floods Recovery Programme team:
2. Technical monitoring of all agricultural beneficiaries:
3. Support to the EU Floods Recovery Programme team in effective mainstreaming of gender equality
The Agronomist for agriculture sector is responsible for completion and submission of the following deliverables:
Deliverables (outputs) Deadline
a) Detailed work plan - 2 days
a) Conduct the monitoring missions for beneficiaries
a) Progress report on implemented activities on monthly basis; Monthly
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain: