FAO Irrigation Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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FAO Irrigation Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

FAO Ethiopia looking for “Irrigation Specialist”.

Applicants with an Advanced University Degree may apply on or before 03rd February, 2024.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to “let there be bread”. It was founded in October 1945.

The FAO has published a job vacancy announcement on 22nd January, 2024 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Irrigation Specialist to be based in Jijiga, Ethiopia.

FAO Job Vacancy 2024

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall technical support and play a leading role in irrigation system construction and/or rehabilitation including canals, drainage, dams, diversions and flood control structures as outlined in the detailed implementation plans and drawings;
  • Monitor the progress of construction and rehabilitation of irrigation scheme and ensure that they are being carried out according to work schedule;
  • Provide overall technical and organizational support for irrigation water management and irrigation practices of crops cultivated by beneficiaries;
  • Monitor water levels in reservoirs and other sources of water;
  • Work with contractors and service providers on the elaboration/revision/modification of plans and designs of irrigation systems;
  • Inspect and ensure all the irrigation works are carried out according to approved drawings and quality specifications.
  • Contribute to training and mentoring on the use of water in irrigation systems, irrigation practice and technologies for government staff and beneficiaries;
  • Contribute to the establishment of water user groups (associations) and Farmer/agro-pastoral Field Schools; and develop group/association bylaws;
  • Collect information disaggregated by sex and age composition of targeted households’ family on project impact, performance, achievements, success factors and constraints for reporting, sharing, and learning;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports highlighting any constraints to project implementation and possible solutions to the FAO;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Job title: Irrigation Specialist
  • Job Posting: 19/Jan/2024
  • Closure Date: 03/Feb/2024, 4:29:00 AM
  • Organizational Unit: FRETH
  • Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
  • Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
  • Grade Level: N/A
  • Primary Location: Ethiopia-Jijiga
  • Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension
  • Post Number: N/A

Minimum Requirements:


  • Advanced university degree in irrigation engineering.


  • 7 years of experience in irrigation scheme designs and construction supervision.

Language Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of English. Working knowledge of the official language of the country.

How to Apply FAO Irrigation Specialist Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2400207

The Closing Date: 03rd February, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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