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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Migration
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-01

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Migration Specialist

Rome (Italy)

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on your personal device date and time settings

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

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

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 Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division (ESP) coordinates FAO’s work on social protection, gender equality, decent rural employment, rural institutions and people’s empowerment. It is responsible for working with member countries and other partners to reduce rural poverty through strengthening social protection systems, diversifying rural employment opportunities, reducing gender gaps and other social inequalities in agriculture, strengthening producer organizations and improving the rural poor’s access to productive resources and rural services.
 
Related assignments are located in the Decent Rural Employment Team (DRET), which leads FAO’s corporate work programme on Decent Rural Employment (DRE). In this role, the team and its members interact with relevant Technical Divisions at Headquarters, and Decentralized Offices. All team members contribute to policy support and specialize in specific topics such as migration, youth employment promotion, child labour prevention in agriculture, green jobs, International Labour Standards, etc.
 
Call for expression of interest for building a roster
 
The purpose of this call is to populate a rosters, for different sub-thematic areas and levels of expertise, made up of talented individuals with experience and background in the area of migration, in particular related to rural migration, and related areas of expertise - such as diaspora engagement, remittances, sustainable reintegration of returnees, seasonal agricultural migration schemes, rural communities left behind, and sustainable rural livelihoods – including decent rural youth employment, climate change adaptation and natural resource management, and territorial development approaches to help ensure that migration is a choice and not a necessity.  The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions supporting FAO work along the Organization’s core competencies of knowledge, capacity development, policy support, technical assistance, advocacy and partnerships. The assignment can be from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
 
Reporting Lines
 
The Migration Specialist will be under the overall supervision of the Director of ESP, and the direct supervision of the DRE Team Leader and FAO Technical Migration Focal Point.
 
Technical Focus
 
Support to FAO’s work on migration at global, regional and/or country level.
 
Tasks and responsibilities for level B and C consultants and PSAs
 
  • Contribute to the provision of policy and technical support to Technical Divisions, Decentralized Offices and Countries for the development and implementation of policies, strategies, programmes and projects related to rural migration;
  • Support the development of evidence, good practices and lessons learnt to improve the understanding of the policies, approaches and institutional contexts as well as of sectoral (agricultural) solutions related to challenges and opportunities of rural migration;
  • Support the development, dissemination and uptake of DRET/migration knowledge products, technical documents, capacity development materials and advocacy and information materials;
  • Contribute to country and resource partner requests for formulating programmes and projects focusing on, or relevant to, rural migration;
  • Provide support to any other tasks as required.
 

 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in rural development, political or social sciences, agriculture or other related field.
  • At least 5 years for Level B and at least 1 year for Level C of relevant experience in policy assistance and programme development in the field of rural development and/or poverty reduction and/or rural employment, with experience related to migration.
  • For consultants\: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages of the organization (French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian or Arabic).
  • For PSA\: Working knowledge of English.

 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
 
Selection Criteria
  • Extent of knowledge and experience in policy support and technical assistance as well as programme/project development in the field of rural migration.
  • Level of knowledge and experience in concepts and methodologies related to rural migration.
  • Extent of experience in advocacy, policy support, capacity development and technical assistance related to rural migration
  • Experience in working in multidisciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
 
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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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