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4354 FAO Tonga Project Mgr 10-30 April 2018


National Project Manager


FAO in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga is currently implementing the GEF 5 Project, “Integrated Land and Agro-ecosystem Management Systems (ILAMS) for Tonga” under the Pacific Ridge to Reef Program.  The overall objective of the ILAMS project is “to strengthen the resilience of communities by enhancing land tenure systems, improving forest management, and piloting an integrated agro-ecosystem approach to rehabilitate degraded landscapes”.

Applications are invited for the position of National Project Manager (NPM) to be responsible for the overall coordination of the Project Management Unit (PMU), mobilization of all project inputs, and supervision over project staff, consultants and sub-contractors, and management of the ILAMS project implementation. The position will be a three years fixed term contract and will be stationed at the FAO Office in Nuku’alofa.

The National Project Manager will work under the overall responsibility of the Assistant FAO Representative and direct supervision of the FAO Lead Technical Officer, and the ILAMS Senior Technical Adviser.

Post Title




National Project Manager

The National Project Manager will be responsible for the followings tasks;

  • Overall management and implementation of the project and its log frame, including the PMU, its mobilization and of all project inputs from national to local/site levels;
  • Supervise and coordinate coordination and implementation of project activities, as per the project document;
  • Mobilize all project inputs in accordance with FAO procedures for nationally executed projects;
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of all project staff, consultants and sub-contractors;
  • Act as secretary of the Project Steering Committee, call its meetings and establish its agendas in consultation with the NPD;
  • Provide assistance to the International and National consultants and FAO Technical Officers as necessary;
  • Conduct monitoring of project implementation;
  • Liaise with all project stakeholders on project information and facilitate implementation of project activities;
  • Assist co-ordination of the tripartite review project meetings, and other stakeholders meeting;
  • Prepare and revise project work and financial/annual work plans (AWP), as required by PSC and FAO SAP;
  • Oversee and ensure timely submission of the Progress reports, Report, Combined Project Implementation Review/Annual Project Report (PIR/APR), Technical reports, quarterly financial reports, and other reports as may be required by FAO, GEF, PSC and other oversight
  • Perform any other duties deemed necessary for the successful execution of the project.
  • A recognized post graduate qualification in agriculture, forestry, environmental sciences or natural resource management;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in development project/program management and natural resource management;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate a large, multi-stakeholder project, administer budgets, training and work effectively with communities and counterpart staff at all levels;
  • A valid Tongan resident status and strong knowledge of Tonga’s socio-economic context;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and strong computer, report writing, and presentation skills;
  • Good understanding FAO and GEF processes will be an added advantage;
  • A valid driver’s license accompanied by a willingness and ability to travel.

3 years

Contracts will be issued in accordance with FAO rules and regulations.  Remuneration rate will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and level of experience.

Interested candidates can submit their application including a detailed CV and/or FAO Personal Profile Form (PPF)* with the subject line: National Project Manager to:

Mr. Pau Molevuka Likiliki
Assistant FAO Representative for Tonga
UN Joint Presence Office, Royco Building
Nukualofa, Tonga
Mobile: +676 8453428
Office:  +676 24522

Applications will close on the 30th April 2018. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For the detailed terms of reference and any further information, please contact Mr. Pau Likiliki.