Liaison Officer (Resource Mobilization), Washington, United States

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

Country: United States

City: Washington

Office: FAO in Washington, United States

Closing date: Monday, 1 August 2022


Liaison Officer (Resource Mobilization)

Job Posting: 11/Jul/2022

Closure Date: 01/Aug/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : Liaison Office for North America (LOW)

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition : Professional Project

Grade Level : P-4

Primary Location: United States-Washington

Duration : Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number : 2009112

CCOG Code : 1A10b

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Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Organizational Setting The FAO Liaison Office for North America, located in Washington, D.C., plays a key role in advancing FAO’s mandate to end hunger, malnutrition and poverty worldwide, while achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Toward this end, the Liaison Office engages in partnership-building, policy dialogue, information sharing, and raising the visibility of the Organization in the region. FAO is committed to delivering agricultural and livelihood assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve their food security and build resilience. In 2021, FAO reached more than 30 million people globally with emergency and resilience building activities and corporately commits to double these assistance levels by 2023. The position is located in the Liaison Office for North America in Washington D.C., United States.

Reporting Lines The Liaison Officer (Resource Mobilization) reports to the Director of the Liaison Office and will work under the overall functional supervision of the Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, Office of Emergencies and Resilience (OER), FAO Rome.

Technical Focus To strengthen FAO’s positioning, partnership and resource mobilization with the United States Government (USG) in support of FAO’s emergency and resilience work worldwide. The successful candidate has expertise in US funding policies, rules and regulations; experience in award processing and grant management; and excellent communication and relationship management skills.

Key Results Strengthen FAO’s donor engagement, advocacy and resource mobilization at capital level. Contribute to substantial income growth to achieve FAO’s corporate target of reaching 60 million people with emergency and resilience assistance annually by 2023. Provide strategic policy and political analytical support to the Director, Liaison Office for North America (LOW). Key Functions

Drives FAO’s positioning to attract policy support, resources, partnerships and innovative solutions to advance the Organization’s emergencies and resilience work with partners to achieve Zero Hunger.

Advocates, and facilitates the mobilization of resources, for agriculture as a frontline humanitarian response and for longer-term efforts to build resilience against threats and crises.

Builds upon LOW’s existing network of collaboration with governmental and organizational counterparts on emergencies and resilience to facilitate programme promotion.

Represents FAO in various government and private and/or civil society emergency and resilience fora.

Performs other duties as required. Specific Functions

Identifies, develops and strengthens partnerships with USG entities in support of FAO’s global emergency and resilience work.

Implements OER’s Donor Engagement Plan closely with FAO headquarters, Liaison, Regional and Country Offices.

Advocates and raises awareness on the need for a greater prioritization of agriculture in frontline humanitarian response.

Works within LOW’s existing communication and advocacy avenues to amplify FAO’s comparative advantage and work.

Shares intelligence and identifies funding opportunities on new and traditional USG funding agencies/initiatives.

Provides regular guidance and support on award-related issues to maximize resources raised, from advocacy to award negotiation and management.

Supports the timely processing of USAID awards and grants to FAO’s emergency and resilience programme, in line with donor and internal policies.

Leads negotiations relating to funding applications and proposals on behalf of Country/Regional Offices with relevant USG counterparts, when needed.

Provides advice and makes recommendations to FAO/OER and LOW management to resolve challenging issues.

Engages with FAO headquarters, Country and Regional offices to provide regular updates to the donor and support regular partner engagement.

Prepares and provides inputs for briefing documents for senior level management meetings with donors and other stakeholders, and contributes to strategic information/visibility products as needed.

Participates in strategic meetings to deepen engagement with Canada on FAO’s emergency and resilience work. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements.

Advanced university degree in agriculture, social or political sciences, economics, public administration, international relations or a related field relevant to the work of the Organization.

Seven years of relevant experience in development work and /or designing and managing projects, interacting with social partners and with governments, international organizations, research institutions, civil society and the private sector.

Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate - level B) of one of the other official languages of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish). Competencies

Results Focus

Team Work


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.

Expertise with USAID funding policies, regulations and processes.

Experience in conducting negotiations for contributions and partnership agreements in line with internal established policies and procedures and external regulations.

Experience in designing and managing resource mobilization processes and strategies, negotiating contract terms and providing related advice to senior management.

Strong writing, communication and analytical skills.

Ability to work well under pressure, negotiate diplomatically, and work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines.

Excellent people skills and ability to work well in a multicultural and multidisciplinary work environment.

Extent and relevance of experience in designing and managing projects, interacting with social partners and with governments, international organizations, research institutions, civil society and the private sector.

Depth of knowledge of FAO’s programmes and priorities is considered a strong asset.

Extent and relevance of experience in policy development, policy coordination and project planning.

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

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A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: allowances/salary.htm Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

Dependency allowances

Rental subsidy

Education grant for children

Home leave travel

30 working days of annual leave per year

Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

International health insurance; optional life insurance

Disability protection

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elements of family-friendly policies

flexible working arrangements

standards of conduct


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