Regional Business Development Consultant with gender focus SEAN-EUROSAN West

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Practitioner / consultant

Job Posting

16 / Jan / 2020 

Closure Date

30 / Jan / 2020, 10:59:00 PM 
Organizational Unit FLHON 

Job Type

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

Primary Location

Honduras-Santa Barbara 
Duration 12 months (renewable according to performance, with an initial trial period of 3 months) 
Post Number N / A 


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FAO seeks gender, geographic and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.









Organizational framework


As part of the Alliance for the Dry Corridor (ACS) promoted by the Government of Honduras, the EUROSAN-West Project financed by the Delegation of the European Union in Honduras seeks to implement the National Food and Nutrition Security Strategy (ENSAN), to a large extent scale, through the work with associations and municipalities under the direction of the Secretary of General Coordination of the Government through the Technical Unit of Food and Nutrition Security (UTSAN), and the Project Management Entity (EGP)

Hierarchical dependency

The consultant will be under direct supervision of the National and Regional Project Coordination (SEAN-EUROSAN Occidente), as well as of the AFAOR Honduras, in order to achieve the following:


Field of specialization

Promote the processes of technical assistance and business support with a gender approach with the staff of associations, municipalities and technical staff of public and private service providers for the implementation of local financial systems and business development with a gender approach in order to strengthen the operation of the extension system at the level of the commonwealth, municipalities and its multiplier effect with community organizations and households.

Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for technical and methodological coordination on business and financial development with a gender approach in the Santa Barbara region.

  • Follow-up on the implementation of strategies, methodologies and instruments to facilitate access to financing and commercialization to boost local economic development, income generation and rural employment.

  • Accompany the associations in establishing synergies with the Ministry of Economic Development and the Social Sector of the Economy and the National Technical Committee of Savings and Credit Institutions.

  • Identify other formal financial systems, such as Savings and Credit Cooperatives in the departmental field with which alliances can be made.

  • Follow-up on the implementation of the training plan focused on access to financial resources and markets, promotion, organization, accounting management, instruments for records, settlement of payments to suppliers and settlement of funds received, accountability, legal framework, gender inclusion , capitalization policies, conditionalities and financial networks.

  • Accompany and advise the technical teams of the Municipalities and associations, in the facilitation of entrepreneurship and rural finance processes executed in the selected municipalities within the framework of the project implementation, as well as training them for resource management.

  • Keep the database updated with the associations to follow up on the CACs that receive and deliver products from family farming.

  • Training, support and technical assistance to the associations for the establishment of MSMEs, markets and Value Chains.

  • Technical Assistance and support to support the establishment of grain reserves and management system and information on strategic reserves of basic grains.

  • Training, technical assistance and support to the associations for the diversification of production, including the focus of gender, youth and indigenous peoples.

  • Accompany and advise the commonwealth in the commercialization of the products of family farming that improve family income and revitalize the local economy.

  • Follow-up on the timely execution of the fulfillment of the products and results related to access to financing and markets established in the logical framework of the subsidies of the associations.

  • Coordinate actions with those responsible for agricultural production, food and nutrition, monitoring and evaluation, gender, communication, school feeding, institutional strengthening, specifically with the person in charge of the local purchasing system for family farming for school feeding for the operation of the extension system

  • Prepare the technical reports required by the National and Regional Project Coordination.

  • Participate in meetings scheduled at the level of Project headquarters and region.

  • Keep the Regional and National Coordination informed about the technical and operational activities carried out; preparing and presenting brief reports of its progress.

  • Prepare the annual, monthly planning processes, tour plans objectively and systematically according to the products and goals established in the Project results.

  • Provide necessary support to the Commonwealth in the preparation of monthly, semiannual and annual reports and the delivery of periodic reports to the coordination of the Project.

  • Write a final narrative report of the consultancy that contains, at least, detailed information on the activities carried out, the results obtained, the lessons learned and recommendations, under the regulations of the organization.

  • Perform activities based on POA and other related tasks, when required.




    Minimum requirements

  • Degree in Agricultural Economics, economic and social development, preferably with a postgraduate degree in business and / or finance.

  • With a minimum of 5 years of experience in rural financial systems, management and advocacy in local financing processes and entrepreneurship to improve Food and Nutrition Security in the rural area.

  • Honduras National

    Core competencies of FAO

  • Focus on results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building effective relationships
  • Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

    Technical / functional skills
  • Experience in rural financial systems and rural business development, implementation of projects or cooperation programs with rural financing lines.

  • Ability to motivate and train the technical staff of municipalities and associations in rural financing processes and business development with a gender approach.

  • Recognized capacity in the articulation and management of public and private actors on SAN management, as well as ability to coordinate and establish alliances in the implementation of local financial systems.

  • Professional with experience in results management, with the ability to design, execute, coordinate and evaluate food safety projects related to local financial systems and business development.

  • Experience in human resource training, rural extension methodologies, strategic planning, management of computer programs, teamwork, cooperation, trustworthy and with initiative.

    Selection criteria
  • Experience in leadership formation processes and the entrepreneurial capacity of groups in conditions of food insecurity.

  • Experience of joint work and with municipal governments.

  • Management of learning and gender equality methodologies and tools applied at the level of technical teams, community facilitators and poor rural families.

  • Experience in gender mainstreaming in development projects with low-income population in rural areas.

  • Work experience with groups of women, youth and indigenous peoples.




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    Santa Bárbara , Honduras