Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (CVA Programming), Rome, Italy

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

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Tuesday, 26 January 2021

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Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (CVA Programming)

Job Posting: 12/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 26/Jan/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : Office of Emergencies and Resilience, OER

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : Professional Project

Grade Level : P-4

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

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

Post Number : 2008252

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.

Organizational Setting

The Office of Emergencies and Resilience is responsible for ensuring FAO’s efforts to support countries and partners in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural threats and crises. It is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of corporate tools and standards to enable Decentralized Offices (DOs) to assist member countries to prepare for, and respond to emergencies. OER ensures humanitarian policy coordination and knowledge, liaison with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee as well as with humanitarian resource partners, co-leadership with World Food Programme of the global Food Security Cluster, organizational preparedness, surge capacity and response to large-scale emergencies. OER supports food and nutrition security assessment and early warning activities related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses. OER plays a major role in the development and leadership of the Organization’s programme to increase the resilience of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats and crises.

Reporting Lines

The Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer reports to Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, Enabling Environment Team Leader, OER.

Technical Focus

Support to implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at global, regional, subregional and/or country level. Development and promotion of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programming

Key Results

Technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with FAO’s Strategic Objectives.

Key Functions

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 Progreamme (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.

Specific Functions

Leads, develops and promotes OER’s work on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Management Information System (MIS) for beneficiary data and supervises the related teams;
Coordinates the timely and effective provision of programmatic and operational support to Decentralized Offices on the use of CVA modalities and MIS solutions, with a focus on the design and implementation of projects and programmes, ensuring high operational standards and compliance with FAO rules and regulations;
Supports DOs in the mobilization of expertise and the roll out of capacity development initiatives related to CVA and MIS;
Develops, fosters and supports the scale up of innovative delivery models and modalities;
Supports increased advocacy, communications and resource mobilization efforts and develops key partnerships at all levels with a focus on CVA and MIS;
Coordinates the development of guidance, notes, briefs and reports and ensures timely dissemination of information on FAO’s work on CVA and MIS to both internal and external audiences;
Represents the Organization in meetings, groups, networks and fora on humanitarian and resilience programming, CVA, MIS and other related areas.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

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 limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Tags architect capacity development cluster coordination continuous improvement crisis communication emergency preparedness food and nutrition food security information systems international relations knowledge sharing natural resources needs assessment nutrition security refugees resource mobilization rural development standards of conduct technical cooperation transparency

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;
Extent and relevance of experience at international level in formulating cash and voucher policy and programme;
Depth 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.

Demonstrated experience in, needs assessments, cluster coordination, UN consolidated appeal process and/or emergency operations for Level 3 emergencies;
Demonstrated 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:

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

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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