Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist, Home Based

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Wednesday, 3 February 2021


Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist

Job Posting: 20/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 03/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRSOM

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

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

This position will be Home based, with redeployment to the FAO Somalia office as soon as possible.

Reporting Lines

The Reporting and Resource Mobilisation Specialist will be Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia, the direct supervision of the Head of Strategy and Resource Mobilization and in close collaboration with the Head of Programme and FAO Reporting and Outreach Team in HQ.

Technical Focus

Report writing and editing.

Resource Partner relations

Tasks and Responsibilities

Support the reporting process within FAO Somalia, from planning to dissemination at country office level in close collaboration with the Reporting Specialist;
Update the Reporting Database and track progress against deadlines;
Update the resource partner contacts database, as required;
Share reporting requirements, deadlines and guidelines with sectors to support timely submission;
Initiate and facilitate the drafting of project/programme reports using the appropriate donor-specified or corporate templates;
Work closely with technical sectors, IM staff, JRA Resilience Coordinator and other colleagues to ensure reports satisfy reporting requirements and capture the required content accurately (e.g. including strategic alignment, deviation from planned activities, challenges, delays, etc.);
Support the same colleagues to enrich reports with greater emphasis on results, lessons, best practices, partnership and key cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environmental sustainability);
Liaise with the M&E Unit to effectively report on project/programme impact and outcomes from assessment results, RMA studies, etc.;
Conduct final quality review, troubleshooting and editing of all project reports and related materials prior to submission, ensuring reports are clear, concise and in-line with corporate standards, including FAO House Style;
Liaise closely with the Communication Officer and project/programme staff to produce and incorporate human impact stories, project photos and other visibility materials within reports;
Ensure all reports have the necessary clearances and revisions prior to submission (internal and technical), in accordance with FAO project cycle management guidelines;
Gather inputs for crisis/response updates when needed (e.g. Desert Locust Update), and facilitate their dissemination to partners.

Contribute to the formulation of strategic information products on the FAO Somalia Programme for external and internal use, including corporate briefing and reporting requirements.

Prepare briefing materials to showcase programme results, in close collaboration with FAO Somalia teams.

Contribute to cultivating and maintaining good donor relations, including through contributing timely responses to donor queries, developing ideas to increase fundraising, proactive formulation of donor briefing materials and facilitating donor missions to Somalia.

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Contribute to the formulation of concept notes and proposals.

Contribute to strategic information products, including Situation Reports.

Vet and review key strategic documents for quality assurance.

Perform other related duties and travel, as required.


Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s or advanced university degree in journalism, English, social sciences, international relations, communications, or other related fields.

At least one year of relevant experience in public and/or private sectors, related to language services, journalism, University-level teaching, or programming, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture.

Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish; and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese or Russian.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Extent and relevance of experience in conducting negotiations within an international context ( EC, IFIs, bilateral resource partners, UN agencies, multilateral organizations or international NGOs)

Demonstrated experience in developing productive relationships with resource partners (be they governments, foundations, private sector entities, IFIs, multilateral organizations such as EU or other UN agencies)

Familiarity with FAO areas of work (agricultural development, food security, nutrition, climate change etc.)

Demonstrated capacity to work under stringent time pressure and prioritise tasks

Strong interpersonal skills to relate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

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