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Governance and Partnerships Specialist

rome

 

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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 

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Organizational Setting
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 FAO’s 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 FAO’s 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.
 
Reporting Lines
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Senior Coordinator, Governance and Policy Support Unit, ESD.
 
Technical Focus
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\:
 
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of food, nutrition or agri-business development programmes/projects, etc. using participatory multi-stakeholder approaches; identifying problems and issues to be addressed and proposing corrective actions; and tracking follow-up actions.
  • Network and maintain key relationships with stakeholders, other agencies and partners, to enable proactive development of partnership opportunities.
  • Perform advisory assignments, in collaboration with stakeholders, other agencies and partners, including, by planning and facilitating workshops, through interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans that stakeholders will use to manage change and monitor impact.
  • Contribute to governance and political economy analyses, to background briefs, policy discussion papers, case studies, and reports, in collaboration with FAO technical units, decentralized offices, and partners.
  • Provide substantive support and facilitate consultative meetings, videoconferences, training workshops and webinars.
  • Represent GaPs at internal and external meetings, participating in or leading field missions and drafting briefings on outcomes and results achieved.
  • Draft concept notes and programme/project document briefs, progress reports, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING\:
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development, agriculture, nutrition, business administration, law, and political science or other relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in project or programme management, multi-stakeholder platforms, governance, market and political economy analysis related to food, agriculture, nutrition, sustainable development, environment, social inclusion and related areas.
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and working knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills and Selection Criteria
  • Extent and relevance of experience in networking, multi-stakeholder and participatory approaches, and policy dialogue;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in governance and policy support related to food security, nutrition and agricultural development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of international working and communications practices, and governance and business structures found in developing countries;
  • Familiarity with FAO’s governance and policy work is considered a strong asset;
  • Ability to plan and organize work, deliver results and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • 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.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
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\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

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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: rome
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • 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

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