Project Assistant, Bangkok, Thailand

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

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok

Office: FAO ROAP Bangkok

Closing date: Friday, 12 August 2022

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Project Assistant (OSRO/GLO/113/EC Baby01)

Job Posting: 29/Jul/2022

Closure Date: 12/Aug/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : RAP

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Thailand-Bangkok

Duration : Assignments from two to six weeks, or up to 11 months when applicable

Post Number : N/A

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

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

FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

The FAO Regional office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) support member countries in the development of knowledge products, capacity development and implementation of programmes and projects 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, regional and national institutions with the policy and strategic planning 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.

Reporting Lines

The Project Assistant reports directly to the Senior Resilience Officer and works in close collaboration with the Anticipatory Action Lead for Asia and the Pacific.

Technical Focus

The Project Assistant performs a wide range of routine administrative and financial functions in support of the delivery of the organizational unit’s programme and projects.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Assistant will:

Contribute to day-to-day tasks of the FAO programs/projects implemented to ensure achievement of the expected results;
Process incoming and draft outgoing correspondence, e-mails, reports and other written materials;
Collect and compile data on programme/ project activities to support reporting on programme/ project delivery;
Facilitate project operations and administrative services including project scheduling, procurement and contractual processes;
Carry out all administrative tasks including provision of necessary support for field missions (security clearance, travel authorization, travel expense claim, etc);
Make arrangements for meetings, seminars and events: implement logistics, prepare correspondence, compile and distribute documents, make administrative arrangements;
Undertake any other relevant tasks in the context of the relevant programme/ project;
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree/ University degree/ Technical diploma/ High school diploma

Four years of relevant experience

Working knowledge (Level C) of English

National or Resident of Thailand

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus

Teamwork

Communication

Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Good knowledge of corporate information systems

Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations

Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards

Desirable Qualifications And Skills

Working knowledge of Thai will be considered an advantage.

Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment

Selection Criteria

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

Please note that all candidates should 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 meeting, processing).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

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.

For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

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

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

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

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/

Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application

Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered

Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1659131304936