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FAO Call For Expression of Interest

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) invites applications for its internship programme in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States (NIGERIA).

Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree programme at the time of application or recent graduates. They should specialize in a field relevant to the work of FAO.

Eligibility

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is looking for young women and men who are committed to making a difference in the world and are ready to travel to duty stations around the globe. FAO’s international internship program offers valuable learning experiences and a chance to supplement academic knowledge with practical on-the-job experience. The program also aims to attract and motivate the next generation of leaders to become future champions for FAO’s mission.

Candidates must be 21-30 at the time of their internship and be enrolled in a bona fide undergraduate or graduate degree programme. They must also have a commitment to achieving their career goals and be able to work independently. They should also adhere to the FAO values of commitment, respect for all, and integrity and transparency.

In addition to the general requirements, candidates must be a national of an eligible country and have a suitable residence or immigration status in the duty station. They should have fluency in one of FAO’s official languages. Applicants are also required to submit a language proficiency certificate from either an accredited external provider or an official GAFSP language test.

Candidates are encouraged to apply for more than one project and can do so as long as their projects meet the eligibility criteria. However, if the proposal is a consortium project, the CU will conduct a more thorough review to assess the consortium’s managerial, fiduciary, and technical capacity to implement the proposed activities.

Requirements

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is seeking candidates for its internship programme. The position is for one year and will be based in Benue, Adamawa, and Taraba States (NIGERIA). Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree and a strong background in agricultural development. They should also have some experience working with a local NGO and in developing or implementing community-based activities.

The program is open to individuals from Low-Income Food-Deficit Countries, Least Developed Countries, Land-locked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States. It is also open to private, non-governmental organizations that have a clear mission and a well-established financial base. Applicants must be at least 21 years old and have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed country of assignment. They must be fully sponsored by an external entity, and the name of the sponsor should be clearly indicated in the application.

Interested NGO’s will be asked to fill out an expression of interest through FAO’s online recruitment portal. Those that meet the requirements will be invited to participate in FAO’s pre-qualification process. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Official clearance from the government is not required to submit a project proposal for GAFSP funding, but SEs are expected to inform the relevant ministry (agriculture or finance) about the PO’s intention to apply and provide proof of this in their Letter of Readiness.

Deadline

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is currently seeking applications for its Junior Professional Programme. The Programme aims to attract talented young people with exceptional qualifications and motivation. It also offers a unique opportunity to gain work experience with the United Nations. Candidates who have completed their studies and are interested in an internship with FAO should apply to this Call for Expression of Interest by filling out the online application form. The deadline for this call is October 30, 2022.

The selected applicants will be added to the JPP Roster and will be taken into consideration for future opportunities at FAO. Applicants who have family members working for the Organization under any contractual arrangement are not eligible to apply. Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered.

Application

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, you must apply online through the FAO career website. You can start your application by creating an account and then logging in. Once you’ve logged in, you can view the vacancy announcement and start your submission. It’s important to submit your application well before the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

This global call aims to create a General Service Roster that can be used to identify candidates for positions at the levels of G-2 (Security Guard), G-3 (Senior Security Guard) and G-5 (Security Assistant-Supervisor). Applicants will need to have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station.

FAO has launched a Call for Expression of Interest to conduct an assessment on alternative fodder/feedstock opportunities in Benue, Adamawa and Taraba States (NIGERIA). The deadline is 23 June 2019. More details are available here.

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