Programme Support Specialist , Rome, Italy
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
City: Rome, Italy
Office: FAO Rome
Closing date: Tuesday, 31 August 2021
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2002899
Programme Support Specialist
Job Posting: 31/Dec/2020
Closure Date: 31/Aug/2021, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : CFI
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration : Assignments from two to six weeks, or up to 11 months when applicable
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
The Investment Centre Division (CFI) promotes investment in food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments and country stakeholders, main development partners, in particular international financing institutions with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve food security and nutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more sustainable and productive, reduce rural poverty, make food value chains more efficient and inclusive and promote climate change adaptation and/or mitigation.
CFI is a multidisciplinary division composed of four regionally focused services, namely Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Service, Asia and the Pacific Service, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Service, and Near East, North Africa and West Africa Service.
The Consultant reports to a CFI Officer and/or to a Service Chief.
Support for the planning, development, monitoring of programme of work with FAO development partners, including coordination and operational assistance.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Consultant will:
Participate in the development and monitoring of assigned programmes and projects, and provide technical or administrative support, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions, liaises with relevant parties, identifies and tracks follow-up actions (for consultants only);
Review and monitor the preparation of relevant project documents, substantial sections of reports, studies, and inputs to publications;
Contribute into corporate exercises for planning, monitoring and reporting on results achieved through projects design, implementation support, sector studies, strategies, policy dialogue and capacity development activities;
Contribute in the production of analytical tools, background papers, analysis, or concept notes;
Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports;
Provide support in the production of communication, advocacy materials and outreach activities;
Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, corporate policies and procedures, development partners‘ requirements and draft proposals;
Undertake field missions as and when required (for consultants only);
Perform any other related duties as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
University degree in economics, development studies, political science, social science, international relations, business administration, management, information systems, communication or related fields
From one to fifteen years of relevant experience in results-based project/programme planning and monitoring, including practical experience in project formulation, appraisal, implementation, monitoring, communication and/or in financial and budget planning
Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian (for consultants). Working knowledge of English, French, Spanish, Arabic or Russian (for PSAs).
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Work experience in more than one location or area of work
Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge in results monitoring and reporting
Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project monitoring and administrative support
Extent and relevance of experience in multilateral and international agencies
Familiarity with UN system, procedures and operational activities
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
HOW TO APPLY
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
Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1620067475525