Within the framework of the Tropical Agriculture Platform (TAP), FAO is working with TAP partner organizations, the TAP Global Task Force and the TAP Capacity Development (CD) Expert Group, to foster greater coherence of capacity development in tropical agriculture and to strengthen interaction for more harmonized CD. The CD Expert Group brings together experts for the development of a common Framework on Capacity Development for Agricultural Innovation Systems. It will consist of a resourced core group of three experts and a wider group of experts from TAP Partners providing in-kind contributions. The three core experts require specialized knowledge in one the following areas each: Capacity Development (CD) for Agricultural Innovation Systems (AIS), Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Experts in the wider group are expected to contribute specialized knowledge in one or more of these areas. Their work will build on existing knowledge and resources including on materials compiled and reviewed conducted in 2014. The critical task for the CD for AIS and M&E experts is to develop the CD Framework for AIS ensuring that it is anchored in good development effectiveness and good capacity development practice, that it is based on a thorough environmental scan and that it is useful for all TAP Partners as well as governments and other stakeholders, while the ICT expert will develop the concept of the information management and knowledge sharing system TAPipedia.
The expert will be responsible for the conceptual design of the system for information and knowledge management (TAPipedia), enabling open access to information as well as flexible knowledge sharing and updating as needs evolve.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief, of the Research and Extension Unit, and in collaboration with the Agricultural Research Officer the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
key performance indicators
Required Completion Date:
28 February 2015
30 June 2015
25 July 2015
Bachelor’s Degree in information technology related subject
Technical competencies and Experience Requirements
The consultant should have:
HOW TO APPLY
Interested applicants are required to create an online Personal Profile Form (PPF) in FAO iRecruitment. To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/
Indicating the job ID given above, the PPF should be sent via e-mail to:Tropagplatform@fao.org
Deadline for application: 14 September 2014
Applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.