Executive Coach, Home Based

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

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Friday, 5 February 2021


Executive Coach

Job Posting: 15/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 05/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSHL

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 10 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

The Human Resources Division (CSH) develops, recommends and facilitates the implementation of human resources policies, procedures and services and advises management on appropriate measures and strategies to ensure that the Organization attracts, develops and retains a diverse, skilled and highly motivated workforce. CSH administers the Organization’s human resources management programmes, in particular in the areas of human resources policy development, position management, recruitment, mobility, training and social security. It supports the HR Units and staff throughout the Organization, in the SSC and the Regional Offices, to ensure that HR processes and programmes are delivered in a consistent, effective and efficient manner.

The global context in which FAO operates is rapidly changing and effective people management and communication skills are becoming more important than ever. FAO continues to focus on enhancing these skills through learning and development initiatives, including executive coaching.

Reporting Lines

The Executive Coach reports to the Human Resources Officer (CSHL)

Technical Focus

Preparation and delivery of virtual coaching sessions adapted to FAO senior managers.

Tasks and responsibilities

Provides executive coaching for senior managers.

Designs, develops and delivers coaching sessions tailor-made to FAO staff members‘ needs.

Addresses managerial issues such as strategic and organizational challenges.

Provides stand-alone coaching sessions to address organizational challenges if need be.

Delivers a progress report at the end of the year.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Management, Leadership, Psychology, Human Resources, or related area.

Ten years of relevant experience in executive coaching in an international environment and preferably within the UN System.

Coaching Certification accredited by an international coaching certifying body e.g., ICF, EMCC, CCE.

Tags continuous improvement human resources human resources management knowledge sharing senior manager transparency

Working knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Extent and relevance of experience in executive coaching for senior managers in an international environment, preferably within the UN System.

Selection Criteria

Extent and relevance of experience in executive coaching in an international environment, preferably within the UN System.

Extent and relevance of experience with leadership assessment and development tools including 360, MTBI, DISC, StrengthsFinder

Extent and relevance of experience delivering virtual coaching sessions to senior managers

Familiarity with UN Leadership Competencies.

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.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org