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Food Security and Nutrition Policy Specialist

Application deadline 14. Jun
Posted at
30. Apr, 17:37
Application deadline
Business / Employer name
Brightermonday Tanzania
Company Industry
Job Level
Entry Level
Work Type
Full Time
Highest Qualification
Years of Experience
7 years
Other Dodoma District Dodoma

Technical Focus

Development and implementation of coherent, integrated and effective policy advice, capacity development and governance for achieving food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and poverty reduction in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework and in response to policy assistance needs and demands at country and sub- regional levels.

The following are the expected key deliverables of the Specialist:

  • The Agriculture Sector Development Programme, National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan of 2016-2021 and the Food and Nutrition Policy of 2016 place an increased focus on addressing food and nutrition security challenges and resource allocations and national capacity development efforts are aligned with these;
  • Report assessing the relevance and realism of existing policy frameworks including adequacy of resource allocation and implementation capacities within the agricultural sector is available and consensus among major stakeholders on the findings;
  • Report identifying growth drivers for the agricultural sector and high impact areas for inclusive, broad-based and sustainable agricultural growth to achieve food and nutrition security and enhanced incomes;
  • Assess the capacity needs and development plan for improving capacities within the Ministry of Agriculture and other sector Lead Ministries and agencies to design and implement agriculture policies; and
  • Increased clarity within the agricultural sector on respective roles and responsibilities in contributing to food and nutrition security and poverty reduction.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Analyse selected agricultural (i.e. Agriculture Sector Development Programme), food security and nutrition programmes (i.e. National Multi-sectoral Nutrition Action Plan of 2016-2021; Food and Nutrition Policy of 2016) for their relevance in addressing constraints to food and nutrition security and realism, with particular reference to adequacy of resource allocation and implementation capacities;
  • Undertake a quantitative assessment to identify growth drivers for the agricultural sector and high impact areas for inclusive, broad-based and sustainable agriculture growth to achieve food and nutrition security and enhanced incomes, with due consideration of existing analytical studies and policy documents (e.g. Agricultural Sector Development Programme, the agricultural sector investment plan);
  • Provide capacity development support for strengthening the capacities of Government counterparts to assess the relevance and realism of agricultural policies and impacts on improving food and nutrition security;
  • Assess capacities to formulate and implement policies for food and nutrition security and formulate a capacity development plan.
  • Provide policy advice to the Government on the design, resource allocation and implementation of agricultural, livestock and food and nutrition security policies with a view to accelerating and maximizing results to farming communities; and
  • Strengthen the Food and Nutrition Security Information System (MUCHALI) and ASDP secretariat within the agriculture sector to improve coordination between agricultural ministries and between these and development partners around food and nutrition security; and
  • Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, development economics, food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, or related area.
  • Relevant experience in the area of policy analysis and advice related to food and nutrition security and/or sustainable agriculture policy.
    • Consultant level B: at least 7 years of relevant experience
    • Consultant level A: at least 12 years of relevant experience
  • Working knowledge of English, and limited knowledge of one of the following: Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, or Russian.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work particularly in field positions is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the field of policy analysis and advice and investment planning, in the areas of food security and nutrition;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in facilitating policy dialogue and capacity development around food security and nutrition among a wide variety of stakeholders:
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the region is considered as a strong asset.


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency



  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website:
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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