Le FAO recrute un Spécialiste international des systèmes de qualité des semences



Organizational Setting

FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan is currently implementing “Support for Structural Reform and Strategic Development of Agrarian Services Agency” project under FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Programme (FAPP, 2016-2021). The project aims to support structural reform and strategic development of Agrarian Services Agency by enabling strengthening the delivery and effectiveness of the veterinary, crop protection, seed management and technical control services in the country.

The development and restructuring strategy of the Agency will be prepared in coordination with the relevant departments of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Turkey (MoAF), including the Directorate of Strategy Development and the Directorate General of Agricultural Reform under the framework of South-South cooperation.

Reporting Lines

Mr. Bariz Mehdiyev, Assistant FAO Representative in Azerbaijan

Technical Focus

In this regard, under the overall supervision of the Assistant to FAO Representative in Azerbaijan (AFAOR), the direct and operational supervision of the Program Management Specialist (FAPP), the technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and responsible FAO Technical Team, International Consultant on Seed Quality Systems will carry out the following activities:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assess current practices and procedures at seed testing laboratories of the ASA (the central and regional laboratories)
  • Identify capacity-building priorities and prepare teaching materials for training workshops on seed testing procedures (laboratory applications and field inspections) in coordination with project partners and ASA staff
  • Work with the beneficiary as well as national and international experts and stakeholders to evaluate the current state and the development perspectives in seed sector
  • Contribute to the development of the strategic development plan of the ASA in regard to seed testing and quality control services based on the findings
  • Provide the recommendations with regard on the improvement of the system for control and registration of imported and exported seeds
  • Contribute to the identification of key components of the protocol and control system for imported seeds and seedlings, registered and not registered in the State Register, and provide the relevant support to the establishment of an appropriate mechanism
  • Provide substantive support and technical expertise to legal consultants in reviewing and revising the legislative base related to seed production and quality control
  • Prepare a brief end-of-assignment report summarizing work performed and recommendations for future activities


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in agriculture or other related sciences;
  • At least 8 years of experience related to the seed production, seed testing and capacity building in seed quality control;
  • Working knowledge of English

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical Skills

  • High level of responsibility, as well as experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team

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 any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
  • 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 http://www.whed.net/ 
  • For more information, 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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.


  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
    • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
    • Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
    • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered
    • Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
    • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
    • Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
    •  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: [email protected]

DATE LIMITE : 11/04/2022.