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Project Coordination Assistant


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-24

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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) is a technical knowledge-based organization marching forward with policy dialogues and advocating for the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all ; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations in the underdeveloped countries. Our three main goals are\: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Reporting Lines

The Project Coordination Assistant, SC-5 is Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh and close collaboration with Deputy FAO Representative and direct supervision of the Int’l Policy Specialist, the Project Coordination Assistant will be responsible for the following\:.

Technical Focus

The Project Coordination Assistant will work for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Initiatives including Anticipatory Action and Emergency and Response, Support linking Anticipatory Action and Shock-Responsive Social Protection including cash preparedness and AA capacity building, Assist collaboration efforts both with key partners and potential donors and support project documentation, communication efforts and evidence-based advocacy efforts.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will be responsible for the following deliverables\:

• Support hazard monitoring, risk profile analysis, and impact-based forecasting for anticipatory action, emergency response, and recovery.
• Conduct community risk assessments to identify risks to agriculture, food security, priority areas, and livelihoods.
• Consolidate early warning information on priority risks and select key indicators for primary climate risks.
• Formulate hazard-specific crisis timelines and identify timings for early warning and anticipatory action.
• Coordinate with government departments and stakeholders to define protocols and standard operating procedures for linking early warning to anticipatory action.
• Assist in the timely implementation of anticipatory action and emergency response operations at the country level, including conducting field missions and advising on operational arrangements.
• Embed Anticipatory Action into national and local disaster risk management systems.
• Liaise with social protection and cash preparedness experts to design humanitarian assistance and beneficiary targeting.
• Support beneficiary targeting and data analysis to link social protection with anticipatory action initiatives.
• Conduct pilots, generate evidence, build capacity, and advocate to improve emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
• Support capacity-building activities and deliver the FAO Anticipatory Action learning program.
• Strengthen collaboration for joint initiatives with actors, partnerships, and inter-agency efforts.
• Engage donors and new partners on the Anticipatory Action agenda.
• Produce and update information products such as reports, maps, charts, and infographics.
• Prepare project progress reports, activity reports, lessons learned, case studies, and other special reports as needed.
• Any other task assigned by the FAOR/AFAOR when necessary.


Minimum Requirements

• Minimum bachelor’s degree in science or social science discipline. Undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree in Environment/Climate Change, Geography, Agriculture, Statistics, and Development Studies would be considered as an asset
• 5 to 6 years of relevant professional experience to handle a programme and information management including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies, governments and donors.
• National of Bangladesh
• Working knowledge of English and Bangla (C1)

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Strong analytical skills\: ability to summarize and present complex information in effective manner. Experience in using infographics will be an added advantage.
• Skills in networking, negotiation, persuasion and advocacy for mainstreaming new concepts and approaches.
• Knowledge and understanding of DRR issues and DRM framework in Bangladesh. Incumbent must be familiar with agenda on Forecast-based Financing / Action (FbF/FbA) or Anticipatory Action and Emergency/Rapid Response.
• Extent and relevance of experience in management of computer programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point and statistical software.
• The candidate must demonstrate high communication skills both verbal and written, negotiation, vision, strategy, coordination and teamwork.
• Strong analytical, critical thinking, planning, and problem-solving skills, as well as gender-sensitive and cross-cultural
• Competency and Knowledge and experience in HR
• Excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate and influence across different levels and diverse teams in and out of the
• Organization.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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\://
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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.


• 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
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• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
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• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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