Call for Expression of Interest, Rome, Italy

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

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Friday, 30 April 2021

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2100317

Call for Expression Of Interest - Temporary General Services Positions G1/G2

Job Posting: 28/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 30/Apr/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : HQ

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : General Service

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : 2 months, with a possibility of extension up to 11 months

Post Number : N/A

CCOG Code : N/A

Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located

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

People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The positions are located at FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.

General Service Positions

The functions in the General Service category include administrative, secretarial and clerical support.

Duration

The appointment will be on a short-term contract, lasting 2 months, with a possibility of extension up to 11 months, subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.

Temporary General Service Assignments are junior positions and do not carry any expectation of, or imply any right to, further extension, renewal or conversion to any other appointment.

Purpose

The objective of the Call is to attract talent for the Temporary General Service positions as they become available. The Call will create a roster of Applicants that will be used to identify candidates for junior positions at Grades G-1 and G-2 based on the experience and language qualifications.

Below are the some examples of different functional areas covered by the roster:

Finance Support

Human Resources Support

Office Support

Meetings and Travel services

Programme Support

Security Services

Minimum Requirements - CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING:

Education : Secondary School Education.

Experience : A minimum of one year of relevant experience in related positions.

Languages : Working knowledge (Level C) of English and limited knowledge (Level B) of one of the other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)

IT Skills : Knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet and office technology equipment.

Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Desirable skills

Knowledge of corporate computerized Financial / Travel / Human resources systems

Main responsibilities and tasks for the General Service positions

The key functions/ results include BUT ARE NOT limited to:

Sort, register and route correspondence; type and format routine documentation, tables, reports, etc.;
Receive, screen and direct telephone calls and visitors; respond to routine internal and external enquiries and/or refer to appropriate contacts/units;
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Enter, retrieve, structure and update selected information and data from easily accessible sources (e.g. Intra-/Internet, office files, source material, publications, surveys, reports etc.); present results in standard format;
Set up and maintain office files and reference systems according to standard procedures;
Initiate, view and track a variety of administrative transactions in the computerized financial / travel / human resources systems;
Prepare standard statistical reports, tables and diagrams to show evidence and comparison of statistical information to facilitate further review and analysis;
Support the organization and administration of meetings, workshops and events;
Ensure availability of office supplies and appropriate maintenance of office equipment;
Ensure the initiation of a variety of transactions in the Organization’s computerized administrative systems.

Prepare draft cost estimates and budget proposals and participate in budget analysis and projections;
Assist with the familiarisation of security procedures, respecting planned security measures; ensure safety in case of fire or emergencies, and assist people in evacuating the building; carry out entrance checks of people, goods, and ensure their safety and check alarm systems.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview.

FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

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/

The length of the appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to extension of appointments

Selected candidates need to reside within commuting distance from the FAO office. "Commuting distance" means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.

No international benefits will be payable as selected candidates are recruited locally and paid in the local currency of the office location

Other similar positions may be filled from this vacancy notice

For additional information visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

REMUNERATION 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

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Once completed, please apply and submit your application, with language certificates as attachments. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications. FAO reserves the right to request candidates to undertake a language test in the future, as appropriate

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered

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