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FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Terms of Reference for Consultant /PSA

Minimum number of years of relevant experience required: 1 year ; 5 years ; 12+years

National Consultant: Extension (with specialization in Sago Utilization)
Job Title

FAINS
Division/Department

Programme/Project TCP/INS/3503 - Promoting Sago Starch Utilization in Indonesia
Number
Home-based, Indonesia with travel to project sites as required
Location

February- December 2017
Expected Start Date of Duration
February 2017 20 working days (When Actual Employ) in 2
Assignment :
missions
Reports
Ageng Herianto Assistant FAOR, Programme
to Title:
Rosa Rolle LTO Officer

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF TASK(S) AND OBJECTIVES TO BE ACHIEVED
FAO Indonesia in collaboration with the Agency for Food Security of the Ministry of Agriculture is implementing the project
on Promoting Sago Starch Utilization in Indonesia. Sago starch consumption in Indonesia offers considerable opportunity
for contributing to the elimination of food insecurity. The promotion of awareness on sustainable sago palm production,
starch extraction and utilization is key to increasing sago starch utilization. Adding value to sago starch through downstream
processing, and linking the value added products to markets are also critical to sustained growth of sago production.

To address the challenges of sago starch utilization, this project will: raise awareness and promote advocacy for the
sustainable production and utilization of sago starch; strengthen the application of good agricultural practice (GAP) in sago
palm production and promote good manufacturing practice (GMP) in sago starch production. The project will also develop
capacities to promote the development of small food-based sago starch enterprises.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representation budget holder and the technical supervision of the Senior Food
Systems Officer (LTO) of ESN/AFI, HQ and in collaboration with the Project Team Leader and the National Project
Coordinator the consultant will carry out the following duties:

First mission (10 days at home station)
1. Develop develop materials to support the conduct of extension activities to the farmers and their groups in order
to promote awareness on the potentials of sago palm and its contribution to farming and local community
livelihoods as well as to food diversification and food security;

2nd mission (10 days at field)

1. Train extension personnel and field coordinators of the sago farmers association (in collaboration with the technical
National Consultants) in introducing and raising awareness on the potential of sago palm and its contribution to
farming and local community livelihoods as well as to the food diversification and food security;
2. Prepare the final report and present in the final workshop

• Fluency in the local language and English language is mandatory. Programme to Title: Rosa Rolle LTO Officer KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Required Completion Date: Qualifications and skills • A university higher degree in agricultural extension or related field December 2017 • A good working knowledge of development issues. National Consultant: Extension (with specialization in Sago Utilization) Job Title FAINS Division/Department Programme/Project TCP/INS/3503 .December 2017 Expected Start Date of Duration February 2017 20 working days (When Actual Employ) in 2 Assignment : missions Reports Ageng Herianto Assistant FAOR. problems and opportunities involving sago in Indonesia. Good first hand practical experience with production and management systems.Promoting Sago Starch Utilization in Indonesia Number Home-based. Indonesia with travel to project sites as required Location February. Expected Outputs: • Training curriculum on Extension for sago palm • Final end-of-assignment report .