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Programme and Monitoring Associate




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

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Leader, the Regional Initiative Coordination Team of the Regional Office is responsible for the overall coordination and management of the programme in the European and Central Asia Region. The Team comprises of national and international staff members of different technical disciplines and is organized by Regional Initiatives in Europe and Central Asia. 


Reporting Lines


The incumbent will directly report to the Regional Programme Leader.

Technical Focus

Programme and management assistance (including programme, monitoring and reporting and the respective administrative duties)

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Regional Programme Leader (RPL) the incumbent will provide programme and management assistance in the overall Coordination of the Regional Initiatives.

Specifically the incumbent will\:
  • Provide assistance in Regional Initiative and Strategic Programme Coordination particularly regarding the management of the immediate office of the RPL in close collaboration with the Planning, Monitoring and Operations Officers facilitating also communication with DDP, OSD, SPLs, Regional SP Teams and RI Delivery Managers
  • Provide support to the RPL in written and electronic communication and particularly maintain and manage the generic email account for the RPL including proactively communicating on behalf of the RPL
  • Provide support to the RPL regarding the management of staff and non-staff, human resource including management of interview processes and preparation of reports
  • Provide support to the RPL regarding travel and budget in collaboration with the Administration Unit
  • Organize meetings, workshops and prepare summary records of discussions or meeting minutes if so requested
  • Prepare a wide range of reports, official documentation and communication for various team members
  • Provide support to the country offices, regional initiatives delivery managers, regional initiative coordinator regarding monitoring and reporting on the Strategic Framework in close collaboration with the Monitoring Officer
  • Undertake other related tasks as required

Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in international relations, public administration, public policy or related field;
  • At least 2 years of relevant experience, including in project management, programming, monitoring and reporting;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other UN languages (Russian is considered an asset).

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


 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 recognized 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.
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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: budapest
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-02

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