FAO Livelihood Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

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FAO Livelihood Specialist Jobs 2024 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

FAO Ethiopia looking for “Livelihood Specialist”.

Applicants with an Advanced University Degree may apply on or before 06th 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 23rd January, 2024 for qualified Ethiopia’s to fill in the vacant post of Livelihood Specialist to be based in Jijiga, Ethiopia.

FAO Job Vacancy 2024

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and mobilize government and displacement-affected communities for identification of beneficiaries and selection and planning of income-generating activities by beneficiaries as well as facilitate in establishing Farmer/ agro-pastoral Field Schools, and developing group/association bylaws;
  • In collaboration with DAC, government, and service provider, facilitate and support review of existing Income-generating activities, and facilitate identification of potential income-generating activities by beneficiaries and produce production site coordinate.
  • In collaboration with the service provider, provide technical advice as well as guidance on selected IGAs handling and management; cultivation, conservation, and utilization of animal feed, and collection and handling of locally available hay and fodder crops;
  • Collect and document all the necessary income-generating activities information disaggregated by sex and age composition of targeted households and their family on project activities for reporting, sharing, and learning, and carry out tasks associated with environmental protection and management of each scheme.
  • Facilitate environmental and social impact assessments for each IGA and preparation of Social & Environment plans;
  • Contribute towards the income-generating activities visibility and communication plan including relevant case stories, success stories, pictures, photographs, and lessons learned and IEC materials development;
  • In collaboration with the service provider, provide appropriate training, mentoring, and coaching, a business plan, management, financial recording, marketing, technical skill training, and Agro Pastoral Field School facilitators (TOFF) training;
  • In collaboration with the project team and FAO’s Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, participate in the design and implementation of baseline surveys and mapping of the target woredas and beneficiary sites; and monitor and evaluate the progress of activities, the impact of programming and drawing up lessons learned; and implement suggestions to improve performance and the necessary adjustments to the work plans;
  • Compile and submit weekly/bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reports timely against the aforementioned plans, highlighting any constraints to project implementation and possible solutions to the FAO focal person and FAO regional coordinator, and project manager;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Position in Organization:

  • Job title: Livelihood Specialist
  • Job Posting: 22/Jan/2024
  • Closure Date: 06/Feb/2024, 4:29:00 AM
  • Organizational Unit: FRETH – FAO Representation in Ethiopia
  • 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 livestock production.


  • 7 years of relevant experience in income-generating projects design and implementation.

Language Requirements:

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

How to Apply FAO Livelihood 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=2400239

The Closing Date: 06th February, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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