Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, Dakar, Senegal
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
City: Dakar, Senegal
Office: FAO Dakar, Senegal
Closing date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer
Job Posting: 23/Dec/2020
Closure Date: 13/Jan/2021, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : Subregional Office for West Africa, SFW
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition : Professional Project
Grade Level : P-4
Primary Location: Senegal-Dakar
Duration : Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number : 2008263
CCOG Code : 1S01
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position
FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.
The Regional Team for Resilience, Emergency and Rehabilitation for West Africa (REOWA), within the Subregional Office coordinates and serves as liaison between the different FAO country offices in West Africa/Sahel and the Dakar-based humanitarian aid network of the subregion. REOWA also provides strategic resilience assistance to FAO’s country representations in the subregion. REOWA allows FAO to liaise and coordinate with the large humanitarian and resilience community based in Dakar, including the Subregional Offices of the United Nations‘ agencies based in Dakar, the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for the Sahel, the International Federation of the Red Cross, Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) donors and subregional institutions such as the Permanent Interstate Committee of the Sahel Drought Control (CILSS), the permanent secretariat of the G5 Sahel (G5 Sahel). REOWA covers the 15 Members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in addition to Chad, Cameroon and Mauritania.
In line with FAO’s Strategic Programme 5 (SP5) "To increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises" and FAO’s Regional Initiative 3 (RI3) "Building Resilience in Africa’s Drylands", REOWA is supporting FAO programme on strengthening the resilience vulnerable communities‘ livelihoods through better prevention and mitigation approaches, better preparedness and better response to recurrent food, nutrition and pastoral crises and through the promotion of information sharing for informed decisions and actions.
The Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer reports to the Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, Head of the Subregional Team for Resilience in West Africa and the Sahel (REOWA) and works under the overall guidance of the Subregional Coordinator, (SFW), in close collaboration with the FAO’s Regional Office for Africa (RAF), the FAO Country Representations in the Sahel and West Africa, technical divisions, OER, NSAG and partners.
Support to implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at global, regional, subregional and/or country level.
Technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with FAO’s Strategic Objectives.
Plans and leads components of multidisciplinary teams, coordinates, and/or participates in Organization-wide committees, and provides technical expertise on international committees and working groups;
Develops and updates the supporting approach, methodology, tools, systems/databases, policies and/or standards to support programme delivery and specific objectives, services and outputs of Division teams focusing on (i) humanitarian policy, interagency collaboration and mobilization of emergency resources; (ii) response, food chain crisis, special operations, level 3 emergency preparedness, early warning and support to transition; (iii) and/or programming to integrate resilience into FAO planning at all levels;
Develops position papers, proposals and/or policy briefs to support humanitarian policy development, coordination and liaison with international partners such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), NGOs and other humanitarian groups involved in emergency and recovery activities;
Undertakes FAO emergency needs assessment activities and missions, conducts food and nutrition security assessments and analysis, coordinates in-country early warning alerts and further coordination with all partners;
Provides technical support to ongoing operational emergency and recovery projects and programmes and related capacity development in countries, and regional and subregional offices supported with Standard Operating Procedures, surge mechanisms and Level-3 capable response systems;
Promotes best practices and provides technical support/services to Decentralized Offices, in collaboration with Regional Offices, to facilitate emergency programming, resource mobilization and integration of emergency and development work in countries, as well as to provide capacity during critical phases of emergencies;
Monitors, promotes and coordinates resource mobilization activities including corporate appeals, donor macro grants, CERF/SFERA submissions, annual appeals and midyear reviews, as well as collaborates with countries and Regional Offices to facilitate resource mobilization through project and programme formulation;
Maintains and updates FAO emergency information systems, crisis communications, information and advocacy, as well as providing up-to-date information for reporting, audits, evaluations and inputs to FAO governing body documents;
Performs other related duties as required.
Coordinates the pastoralism GLONET project (GCP/SFW/516/EC), monitors the implementation, including financial execution, of the project and support FAO Country Offices and stakeholders on project results achievement;
Provides support for the representation of project to the donor and maintains and facilitates transparent and regular communication with partners of the project;
Ensures the coordination of the project and respects for internal deadlines approved according to the Implementation plans developed by the Project Managers in each country;
Ensures and supports the integrated implementation of the project activities and consistency between different countries and global GLONET project by coordinating the multicountry project team;
Supports the development of the Feed Balance Sheet in coordination with CILSS and AGRHYMET (Agriculture, Hydrology, Meteorology) Regional Center in West Africa and the Sahel and its integration into the Cadre Harmonise;
Coordinates with ongoing programmes at G5 Sahel level (PIP Pastoralism) for which FAO is lead agency, CILSS (PRAPS1 and 2), ECOWAS (PREDIP);
Provides technical support, assistance, back-stopping, reviews of documents, procurement requests and facilitates the implementation of pastoralism, animal health and production and conflict sensitive projects in West Africa and Sahel that support SFW, ECOWAS and the Regional Animal Health Centre;
Provides technical support in formulating integrated policies supporting pastoralism and conflict mitigation, programmes, concept notes, frameworks, action plans, etc., in West Africa and Sahel including reviewing reports for technical competence;
Supports the preparation and/or implementation of livestock, animal health and production, farmer field school, or pastoralist trainings in West Africa and Sahel;
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced university degree in agriculture, food security, economics, natural resources, rural development, business administration and management, international relations or other field related to the work of the Organization;
Seven years of relevant experience in public and/or private sectors related to programming, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture, including experience in developing countries, especially in countries that are vulnerable to disaster or other emergency risks;
Working knowledge of English and French.
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Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
Extent and relevance of experience at international level in formulating policy and programming managing field operations;
Extent and relevance of experience in identifying and preparing programme strategies and policy position on humanitarian and transition contexts, at both global and country levels;
Extent of knowledge of international humanitarian architecture, including agencies, NGOs, and other partners;
Extent and relevance of experience in needs assessments, cluster coordination, UN consolidated appeal process and/or emergency operations for Level 3 emergencies;
Extent and relevance of experience in rehabilitation and humanitarian policies development, programme formulation and implementation;
Experience in response management and surge support coordination.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. GENERAL INFORMATION
FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
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
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
elements of family-friendly policies
flexible working arrangements
standards of conduct
HOW TO APPLY
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;
Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
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/
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;
Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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