Governance and Partnerships Specialist
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
The Governance and Policy Support (GaPS) Unit of the Economic and Social Development Department (ES), provides cross-Organizational support to maintain and enhance the quality of FAOâs role and work in governance and policy support. The GaPS team also works with FAO Strategic Programme teams, regional SP Coordinators, FAO Representatives and policy officers in the field to analyse and formulate strategies to address key process bottlenecks and political economy challenges impeding effective policy formulation and implementation.
A critical need for all UN entities under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development is to strengthen their capacities for convening and sustaining robust multi-stakeholder partnerships to support policy dialogue, mobilize means of implementation (including finance and investment, trade and market access, science technology and innovation), and provide norms, standards and data to enable more effective collective action. Multi-stakeholder partnerships, in short, fulfil important governance functions by enabling Governments and their development partners to identify and solve problems together. The GaPS team seeks to strengthen its own contribution to FAOâs role and work in policy and governance by taking a more direct role in supporting innovative high profile international partnerships to eradicate poverty, end hunger and improve nutrition, and promote conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources while combatting and adapting to climate change.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Senior Coordinator, Governance and Policy Support Unit, ESD.
Policy dialogue, partnerships, multi-stakeholder approaches, governance and political economy analysis, analytical reports, workshops facilitation and case studies related to FAO governance and policy work.
Tasks and responsibilities
Specific tasks and responsibilities of selected candidates will be defined in the Terms of Reference for each specific assignment. They may include any of the following\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING\:
FAO Core Competencies
Technical/Functional Skills and Selection Criteria
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
- 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\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
- For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
- For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
- Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Location: rome
- Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- International Relations
- Public Policy and Administration
- Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
- Democratic Governance
- Closing Date: 2018-09-17