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Digital Agriculture Specialist - SC 9

FAO

Farming & Agriculture

KES Confidential
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2 weeks ago

Job Summary

 

Job Description/Requirements

Reporting Lines

The Digital Agriculture Specialist will work under overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Kenya and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative in Kenya (Programme).


Technical Focus

The incumbent will assist the FAO management team and Project leads in preparing digital programmes, priorities, and resource allocation to ensure all digital plans and activities successfully completed within agreed timelines. He/she will prepare a strategy to support the adoption of digital technologies across the representation and Government partners, including the development and implementation of a FAO data management framework. The incumbent will support and advice FAO Digital projects and present FAO Digital agenda to relevant stakeholders.


Tasks and responsibilities

The digital agriculture specialist will perform the following key functions.
• Assists the FAO Country Representative and management team in preparing digital programmes, priorities, and resource allocation to ensure digital plans and activities are successfully completed within agreed timelines
• Conduct a rapid assessment of the existing digital solutions and document their functionalities, gaps, and opportunities at FAO and within government
• Prepare a strategy to support the adoption of digital technologies across the representation and Government partners
• Develop and prepare data managements strategies for FAO projects 
• Provide support and guidance in the implementation of digital projects across the representation, including Kenya Integrated Agriculture Management Information System (KIAMIS), Hand-in-Hand (HiH), Digital Villages Initiative (DVI), National Land Information Management System (NLIMS) etc.
• Prepare evaluation criteria for Return on Investment (ROI) for the digital processes, technologies, and solutions, including cost savings and sustainability strategies.
• Coordinate and manage stakeholders engagement, to ensure digital solutions and systems are developed, implemented, and deployed appropriately.
• Prepare and present reports/presentation to intergovernmental agencies or bodies, Digital Working Groups, relevant UN bodies, and other policy-making organs, on FAOs Digital Agenda
• Ensure all reports and documentation are filed in appropriate FAO Sharepoint repositories 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING


Minimum Requirements

• Master’s degree in computer science or related field from a recognized university. 
• A minimum of ten years of progressive work experience in the field of innovation, digital strategies, senior management, digital change management, and corporate ICT services.
• Working knowledge (level C) of English and Swahili.
• National of Kenya.


FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Bachelor’s in computer science or information systems from a recognized university is an added advantage.
• A minimum of five years of strategic and managerial experience at a senior level and in managing complex processes and portfolios is required
• Experience in implementing systems at the organizational and national level
• Training in data science and systems

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing) Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 























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