Coordinator / Technical Coordinator (Plant Protection and Control Specialist)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Mid-level industry position

Job Posting

22 / Nov / 2019 

Closure Date

13 / Dec / 2019, 10:59:00 PM 
Organizational Unit FNTUN 

Job Type

Non-Staff opportunities 
Type of Requisition NPP (National Project Personnel) 
Grade Level N / A 

Primary Location

Duration 12 months with possibility of renewal 
Post Number N / A 


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Organizational framework

The FAO Representation in Tunisia is responsible for the development, promotion, supervision and implementation of programs and strategies jointly prepared with the Government, in the areas of food for agriculture and rural development. Representation develops and maintains relationships with many institutions, including government institutions and financial and technical partners.

The vacancy is related to the realization of the "  project of support for official control of animal and plant products in Tunisia (ASCO-Tunisia) ". This project spans four years and provides support for phytosanitary surveillance, monitoring and control of pesticides, quantitative risk assessment, identification and registration of production units, accreditation of laboratories.

Hierarchical position

The Coordinator / Coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the FAOR in Tunisia, direct supervision of the Principal Project Coordinator and in close collaboration and consultation with the Assistant to the FAO Representative (Program Officer), the Civil Servant. Main Technical Project, National Project Team and other involved partners including government officials and financial partner.

Area of ​​specialization

Expert in Plant Protection and / or Plant and Plant Control

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist the principal coordinator / coordinator in the implementation of the phytosanitary component of the project including technical activities and daily administrative and operational actions.
  • Coordinate with the partners the implementation of the activities of the phytosanitary component of the project,
  • Organize training sessions on different aspects of the phytosanitary component of the project,
  • Develop all reports related to the phytosanitary component of the project
  • Coordinate and contribute to the development of the technical documents of the phytosanitary component of the project,
  • Provide any other relevant technical assistance needed;
  • Prepare end of mission technical report based on FAO editorial standards and guidelines
  • Perform other duties as required
Minimum conditions to fulfill
  • University degree (minimum master level) in the fields of plant protection, food safety or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in plant protection, or phytosanitary control at the borders or the safety of plants and plant products including traceability, certification, good agricultural practices, control of pesticide residues
  • Strong and demonstrated knowledge of international phytosanitary measures and experiences in monitoring plant diseases and pests
  • Good knowledge of phytosanitary approval including traceability of plant products
  • Perfect mastery of French and Arabic languages ​​in writing and speaking, fluency in English is an asset
  • National of Tunisia

FAO General Skills

  • Focus on results
  • Team spirit
  • Communicate
  • Establish constructive relationships.
  • Sharing knowledge and continuous improvement
Skills t echniqu es  and  functional:
  • Excellent knowledge of plant protection
  • Experience in the control of plants and plant products



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