Programme Officer, Mogadishu, Somalia

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Somalia

City: Mogadishu, Somalia

Office: FAO in Mogadishu, Somalia

Closing date: Friday, 18 September 2020


Programme Officer

Job Posting: 28/Aug/2020

Closure Date: 18/Sep/2020, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAO Representation in Somalia, FRSOM

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : Professional Project

Grade Level : P-3

Primary Location: Somalia-Mogadiscio

Duration : Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number : 2008085

CCOG Code : 1A11

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Organizational Setting

The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government to develop policies, strategies and programmes aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of FAO’s global mandate and Strategic Objectives. More specifically, FAO’s response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and respond to recurrent emergencies.

The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through livestock and crop production, to natural resource management, nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience-building and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.

Reporting Lines

The Programme Officer reports to the FAO Representative, FAO Somalia.

Technical Focus

Operations/Programme Management, Resource Mobilization, Grant negotiation, capacity development and programming support.

Key Results

Coordination in support of the mobilization of voluntary contributions, focusing on sustainable agriculture, production climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental restoration, rural development, food and nutrition security, and resilience; facilitation/negotiation/formalisation of grant agreements; decentralized network on Resource Mobilization coordination; capacity development and programming support and marketing; outreach and reporting to partners; guidance and support to units responsible for operating projects.

Key Functions

Contributes to prepare annual work plans to achieve divisional targets;
Collaborates in strategic thinking and related plans to further develops and facilitates implementation of the Corporate Resource Mobilization and Management Strategy (RMMS);
Collaborates with and supports FAO’s Strategic Objectives teams, headquarters departments and Decentralized Offices to mobilize resources partnerships in line with defined corporate priorities;
Facilitates contact with potential partners to explore funding opportunities, supports negotiations of funding agreements and project proposals with governments, international organizations, private sector and civil society partners; maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project cycle, including to support implementation, facilitates monitoring and compliance issues and ensures submission of reports, as required;
Supports capacity development efforts in support of staff in all locations with regard to Resource Mobilization partnerships through policy development, the production of training material and delivery of training;
Organizes and facilitates marketing and outreach activities related to FAO’s Strategic Objectives and defined priority areas; facilitates donor meetings, events and outreach campaigns;
Facilitates the global Resource Mobilization and supports Regional Initiatives teams; monitors and reports on key results;
Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in rural development, international relations, sociology, development economics, social/political science, business or a related field;
Five years of relevant experience in operations management, international development, donor aid programmes, fundraising, grant negotiations and management;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
Tags agricultural development aid programmes capacity development climate change climate change adaptation continuous improvement food and nutrition food security fundraising information management international relations knowledge sharing livestock natural resource management natural resources nutrition security resource mobilization rural development standards of conduct sustainable agriculture sustainable development sustainable development goals technical cooperation transparency value chain

Extent of experience in Resource Mobilization and negotiating funding agreements with bilateral and multilateral institutions;
Extent and relevance of experience in agricultural development, capacity development, training, knowledge sharing, and international technical cooperation programmes;
Extent and relevance of experience in institutional collaboration and partnership with governments, private sector and development regional, national and local agencies.

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A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

Dependency allowances

Rental subsidy

Education grant for children

Home leave travel

30 working days of annual leave per year

Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

International health insurance; optional life insurance

Disability protection

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elements of family-friendly policies

flexible working arrangements

standards of conduct


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