FAO: Technical Assistant for Climate Change Adaptation


Vacancy announcement No: 5/2022

Issued on:

31 May 2022

Deadline For Application:

14 June 2022


Job Title:   Technical Assistant for Climate Change Adaptation



Type of requisition:





Duty Station:

Chisinau, Moldova

Organizational Unit:



31 December 2022, with possibility of extension

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Organizational Setting

FAO in partnership with the Government of Moldova is implementing the project GCP/MOL/007/GCR “Mainstreaming adaptation into planning process to reduce vulnerability to climate change at local and central levels in Moldova’s Agriculture Sector (Ag. SAP)”.  The main objective is to support the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry (MAFI) to conduct comprehensive work to ensure climate change adaptation is mainstreamed into planning processes in the agriculture sector, ensuring a gender sensitive approach and the participation of all vulnerable groups.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under overall supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative in Moldova, the project National Technical Advisor and in close cooperation with the project team.

Technical Focus

 Project management and assistance

Tasks and responsibilities

The Technical Assistant will be supporting the project in the implementation of the main activities, including the integration of climate change adaptation into sub-national development plans. In particular, the incumbent will perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  •  support National Technical Advisor in coordination of the day-to-day implementation of activities;
  • facilitate organization of the Sector Work Group and Steering Committee meetings and supports follow-up activities;
  • ensure achieving the planned outputs and results within established deadlines and their overall quality;
  • facilitate the organisation of trainings, workshop, consultations, presentations and other events;
  • contribute to development of project staff monthly report, organisation and participation in the project staff meetings, drafting minutes;
  • contribute to elaboration of project interim-progress reports (IPR);
  • support revision of relevant documents and reports; keep up-to-date the deliverables database;
  • facilitate identification and selection of consultants and service provider(s) to be commissioned for the implementation of project activities;
  • perform any other duties deemed necessary for the successful implementation of the project.



Minimum Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent in the field of Project Management, Public Administration, economics or another related field.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in project administration and management, or any other related administrative field
  • Previous experience with international projects/organizations is an advantage.
  • Fluency in oral and written English, Romanian and Russian
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in standard computer software.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


  •  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.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/


To apply, please send your CV with all relevant details to FAO-Moldova@fao.org by 14 June 2022 inclusive.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.


If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.org