Agriculture/Forestry Coordinator for the PROTEGE Project
SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Noumea, New Caledonia
The Agriculture and Forestry Coordinator coordinates all the activities of the PROTEGE project implemented on the Key Result Area 1 “Agriculture and Forestry”.
Project development and management, in collaboration with the rest of the project team and RA1 territorial lead agencies:
In conjunction with and with the support of KRA1 territorial lead agencies, territorial coordinators and SPC's Land Resources Division (LRD), conduct an inventory, identify actors, develop action plans (annual and multi annual), draft logical framework, and project monitoring and evaluation process and any other strategic plan related to the implementation of project KRA1 and in accordance with project objectives;
support the administrative and financial monitoring of the implementation of the plans, activities and budgets of the project operators and partners in accordance with the requirements of SPC and the donor;
identify the relevant partners, propose the appropriate contractual modalities and monitor their implementation, in coordination with the different divisions of SPC, RA1 territorial lead agencies and territorial coordinators;
Coordinate, supervise and ensure the involvement of all actors, operators, partners and KRA1 territorial lead agencies, in accordance with the requirements of SPC and the donor.
Strategic cross-cutting expertise and coordination of regional cooperation between territories and in the region:
Coordinate and provide strategic expertise on the 5 axes of KRA1 activities:
Development of viable agro-ecological systems and organization of their transfer to farmers' networks;
Coordination of the integrated forest and agro-forestry management policy by forest areas;
Structuring and sustaining organic certified products from the timber and coconut sectors;
Integration of agroecology products into Pacific Island food systems;
Establishment of a long-term regional platform for technical and economic exchanges.
Ensure the smooth regional integration of the territorial activities, working closely with the 3 territorial technical coordinators recruited by the lead agencies in New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis-Et-Futuna;
Organize, in collaboration with KRA1 territorial lead agencies and territorial coordinators, all regional activities of the project and facilitate collaboration with other projects and networks in the region;
Encourage and strengthen synergy with the other expected outcomes of the project (water, invasive species, fisheries and aquaculture).
Communication and awareness raising on project activities, capitalization in the 4 OCTs:
Ensure bibliographic monitoring and monitoring of regional and international news on sustainable agriculture and agro-forestry in the 4 OCTs and the Pacific;
In liaison with the communication officer and in coordination with the territorial coordinators, and within the framework of the communication plan, contribute to the communication activities of the project by enhancing the results of RA1;
Participate in the development of communication articles and products;
Contribute, at the instigation of the territorial coordinator, to the drafting of information notes and, as appropriate, participate in the meetings with elected representatives and territorial partners.
Key selection criteria
Post graduate degree in the agricultural field, agronomist or equivalent.
Knowledge and experiences:
10 years of significant experience in the field of agriculture, including at least 2 years in managing development projects;
Experience in managing international or regional multi-stakeholders projects (e.g. development, management and financial monitoring);
Experience in management and operation of stakeholders networks and stakeholders involvement;
Experience in the design, and management of technical support program focused on sustainable agriculture, improvement of agricultural income and adaptation to climate change;
Knowledge of the agricultural context and of the stakeholders in the OCTs, of tropical agriculture, tropical agroforestry and livestock polyculture;
Knowledge of the organic sector in the region (OCTs and ACPs): actors, tools and markets.
Excellent communication skills in French and English (spoken and written).
Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity:
Strong interpersonal skills;
Good team spirit and ability to build relationships and work effectively in a multicultural environment;
Sensitivity to cultural diversity and proven knowledge of issues of developing countries;
Knowledge of Pacific Island States and Territories would be an asset.