Regional Project Cycle Reviewer Coordinator, Santiago, Chile

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

Country: Chile

City: Santiago, Chile

Office: FAO Chile

Closing date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021


Regional Project Cycle Reviewer Coordinator

Job Posting: 25/May/2021

Closure Date: 08/Jun/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : RLC

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

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

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Chile-Santiago

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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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

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination

All selected candidates, therefore, will 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 Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning, and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. RLC also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RLC develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions, including regional political and economic integration organizations. The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.

Reporting Lines

Under the supervision of the SFPO and in coordination of the Field Program team, the Coordinator consultant will provide and coordinate the operational support function for to project formulators at country, sub regional and regional offices on project related issues throughout the project cycle.

Tasks and responsibilities

Act as Regional Focal Point for Project Cycle related issues for the Latin America and the Caribbean country and sub/regional offices.

Ensure that the updated project cycle guidelines are being implementing by project formulation teams at national, sub regional and regional level.

Exchange project cycle information, knowledge and experience among operational professionals, across different levels of the Organization (National offices, Sub/regional offices)

Strengthen organizational capacities with a continuing daily support for project cycle implementation according type of project, donor, funds, and implementation modality, renewing both tacit and explicit knowledge of employees.

Ensure compliance of and suggests improvements to the project cycle’s quality assurance process.

Support the training of staff of the FAO Representations in Latin America and the Caribbean in operational procedures, such as annual operation plan, budget reviews, financial monitoring of the program;
*Provide advice to project formulators in the Start-up phase of the projects and in project formulation (such as the preparation of the logical framework, problem description etc.).

Act as Secretariat of the RLC’s Programme and Project Review Committee (PPRC/RLC) for projects above 500,000 USD

Act as PPRC’s alternate secretary to ensure follow up of any action requested by PPRC chair in RLC and PPRC secretariat in Rome, enhancing organizational capacities for RLC colleagues involved in the appraisal process.

Manage the PPRC appraisal process for projects (Above USD 500), ensuring compliance within the agreed deadlines and make the requirements / modifications that the evaluators indicate.

Manage the resolution process when a project is returned for revision assuring that the adjustment of the requirements are incorporated in the project document.

Other Specific Functions:

Liaise with Technical Teams for formulation and finalization of project proposals, as required;
Undertake special assignment or operational support missions to countries experiencing operational difficulties, if and as requested by supervisor or ADG;
Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced degree in agriculture, natural resources, or any other field related to FAO mandate.

5 years of relevant experience in project formulation, appraisal, planning, management/operations and support;
Working knowledge of Spanish (C) and at least limited knowledge of English (for Consultants). Working knowledge of Spanish for PSA.SBS.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



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 in programme/project formulation, analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring

Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset;
Extent and relevance of experience in supporting, advising and guiding the implementation of complex, multi-stakeholder projects;
Extent of experience in coordinating multiple complex processes simultaneously.

Ability to develop plans for the implementation and coordination of project operations in developing countries, in partnership with UN agencies and other concerned actors;
Familiarity with UN administrative, operational and financial procedures is an asset.

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


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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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