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Emergency Reporting Specialist

various locations



FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 


Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.

FAO’s goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

Join us in creating a #ZeroHunger world.

The Emergency and Rehabilitation Division (TCE) is responsible for FAO’s efforts to support countries and partners in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural threats and crises. It is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of corporate tools and standards to enable Decentralized Offices to assist member countries to prepare for, and respond to emergencies. TCE ensures humanitarian policy coordination and knowledge, liaison with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee as well as with humanitarian resource partners, co-leadership with World Food Programme of the global Food Security Cluster, organizational preparedness, surge capacity and response to large-scale emergencies. TCE supports food security and nutrition assessment and early warning activities related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses. TCE plays a major role in the development and leadership of the Organization’s programme to increase the resilience of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats and crises.

Reporting Lines

Depending on the duty station, the Emergency Reporting Consultant reports to the Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, or to the relevant manager at regional or country level.

Technical Focus

Support to formulation and implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at global, regional, subregional and/or country level.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Emergency Reporting Consultant will\:
  • Write and edit progress and final narrative reports for Trust Fund projects, together with accompanying cover letters and project highlights sheets, in accordance with FAO Reporting and Editorial Guidelines, and take the necessary actions to dispatch them to appropriate addressees.
  • Assist in the revision, finalization and timely submission of key resource mobilization documents to ensure they meet FAO standards and are aligned with the requirements of major donors.
  • Write and edit various other documents in English and or French relevant to the work of FAO in emergencies, including project proposals, brochures, leaflets, situation reports, etc.
  • Edit ad hoc content for the FAO in emergencies web site as well as social media accounts.
  • Undertake travel, if needed, on short notice, in support of decentralized FAO offices, to provide support in reporting processes, methods and skills, and set up an information system (excel) to ensure monitoring of reports, in particular in countries where FAO has declared a L3 response.
  • Perform other related duties, as requested.
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced University degree (for Consultants) / University degree (for PSA) in a discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization;
  • Three years of relevant experience in public and/or private sectors related to programming, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture, including experience in developing countries, especially in countries that are vulnerable to disaster or other emergency risks.
  • Working knowledge of English and French is essential.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in English and French in editing and writing reports in a humanitarian context.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in contributing to outreach and visibility efforts, particularly related to humanitarian contexts.
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
  • Depth of knowledge of agricultural threats and crises.


 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • 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.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\:


Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: various locations
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-15

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