Office Coordination Assistant, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

Country: Bangladesh

City: Dhaka

Office: FAO Dhaka, Bangladesh

Closing date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022


Office Coordination Assistant

Job Posting: 26/Jul/2022

Closure Date: 10/Aug/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FABGD

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Bangladesh-Dhaka

Duration : 12 months (Possibility of extension)

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 Members 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 FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the transformation to More efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, leaving no one behind. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve this transformation.

The position is located in the FAO Representation in Bangladesh and the incumbent will be based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Reporting Lines

This is an SC -5 position under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and in close liaison with Deputy FAO Representative, Assistant FAOR Programme, Assistant FAOR Administration and other colleagues in the Representation, the incumbent will carry out the following tasks : Tasks and Responsibilities

Management of the FAO Representative Office:

Manage the Representative Office, its Integrated Work Plan and respond to a variety of routine queries and provide clarifications on programme and project matters;
Inform management and team members of processes, procedures and timeframes to secure administrative services needed for programme/project execution; initiate correspondence to verify data, obtain additional information on transactions and timely inform the relevant managers.;
Review data quality and maintain office records and reference files on various subjects; compile and synthesize data from various sources to support on programme/project activities; generate periodic or ad-hoc management reports;
Retrieve, enter, select and analyse data from a wide variety of sources, including FAO’s corporate systems to support the FAOR and his team in decision making process.

Ensure integrity and compliance of the documents prior being submitted for endorsement by the senior management and monitor the management decisions‘ follow up and implementation.

Support the FAOR in his mandate by providing strategic advice on organizational, policy, and programme related matters, both internal to FAO and external & ensure the dissemination of information within the organization on behalf of the FAOR.

Ensure the FAOR is provided with the appropriate range of professional advice on diverse issues as they arise.

Ensure the coordination of corporate responses to emergency, high priority, or sensitive issues and keep and up-date inventory of all the necessary contact details of internal and external partners

Provide support in outreach to national and international counterparts and act as principal liaison with UNCT, as well as with colleagues in FAO Regional Office, as well as in HQ.

Ensure planning and preparation of FAOR’s participation in external events, including scheduling, drafting speeches and talking points and advise FAOR on protocol requirements as needed

Ensure proper planning of FAOR and managements meetings, circulation of meeting agenda in good time, taking minutes and follow-up with the appropriate actions

Maintain a filing system of programme and administrative records from the office of the FAO Representative and perform any other duties as requested by the management.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Development Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Economics, or other related development or social field is required.

At least 2 years of relevant experience with international/any reputable organization

Nationality of Bangladesh.

Working knowledge (level C) of English (spoken and written);
FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Experience in the UN System or an International organization/institution.

Have good judgment and analytical skills and with strong operational experience;
Self-motivated and able to work quickly and accurately with minimum supervision;
Ability to work under pressure in a professional manner;
Ability to establish and maintain a good working relationships with people of different national and cultural background;
Excellent computer skills (especially in MS-Word, MS-Excel and Outlook );

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Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.


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Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

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Incomplete applications will not be considered

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