IQ 1 110
  • Full Time
  • Basra, Al-Basra Governorate, Iraq
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


Organizational Setting

FAO’s office for Iraq is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant government entities and Ministries at country level. The post is located in Basra, Iraq.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative (FAOR) and supervision of the project manager with close consultation and technical guidance of the International vegetable Production and Farmer Field School Specialist, and in close collaboration with the date palm and dairy FAP’s specialists.

Technical Focus

The Technical Project Assistant shall assist the FAO’s specialists to organize and carry out day-to-day project activities under project GCP/IRQ/004/EC entitled: “Restoration and Strengthening the Resilience of Agri-Food Systems in Southern Iraq”.

Tasks And Responsibilities

The Technical Project Assistant shall assist the FAO’s Specialists to:

  • Liaise with the Agriculture directorates in the three governorates and other government authorities;
  • Assist in the preparation and consolidate technical documents, communication material, etc., including translations from English to Arabic and vice-versa;
  • Based on the inputs provided, prepare technical presentations;
  • Assist the M&E specialist in collecting and analysing data;
  • Assist to identify and quantify equipment, goods and service needs. Assist to prepare technical specifications and to assess technical offers;
  • Assist in administrative tasks related to procurement, customs clearance, distribution, installation, commissioning, accounting, training, etc.;
  • Assist in technical and logistic tasks for the preparation of trainings, training material and delivering of trainings;
  • Assist in the preparation of projects budget and forecasts;
  • Provide translation service (Arabic/English) during meetings, missions, training, etc.
  • Prepare activity reports.


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in Bachelor degree in Agriculture Engineering.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in Agriculture.
  • Working knowledge of English and Arabic.
  • Iraqi Nationality.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in the south of Iraq, in the tomato and/or date palm sectors.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the tomato and/or date palm sectors.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the crop management, fertigation, IPM, and/or training.
  • Familiarity with the extension service in the tomato and/or date palm sectors.

Selection Criteria

  • Familiarity with the tomato and/or date palm production areas in the governorates of Basrah, Thi-Qar and/or Missan

Additional Information

  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: [email protected]
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
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  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

Job Posting


Closure Date

15/Feb/2023, 1:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit

FNIRQ – FAO Representation in Iraq

Job Type

Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition

NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level


Primary Location



3 months (with possibility of extension)

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  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
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