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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Tbilisi
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-24

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Assistant for National Animal Health Programme

Tbilisi (Georgia)

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

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

The Assistant for National Animal Health Programme (NAHP) shall operate under the overall guidance and responsibility of the FAO Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia (REU) and the functional and administrative guidance of the Assistant FAO Representative in Georgia, the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, CTA a.i. in collaboration with the Deputy Team Leader of the GCP/GEO/009/SWI project, and in cooperation with NAHP Steering Committee (SC)/Task Force (TF) members and in particular, representatives of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA).

Technical Focus

Provide day-to-day secretarial/administrative support to the National Animal Health Programme.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support MEPA in arranging appointments for the NAHP TF and SC meetings and respond to routine requests for information;
  • Provide, administrative and logistics support to MEPA for execution of SC and to TF chairs for TF meetings;
  • Provide draft bilingual (English and Georgian) minutes of SC and TF meetings, to MEPA and TF chairs and introduce changes as required.
  • Draft responses to standard/routine correspondence and other communications; use word processing package to produce a wide variety of large, complex documents and reports;
  • Translate, proofread documents and format texts for accuracy, grammar, punctuation and style, as well as for adherence to established standards;
  • Research, compile and organize information and reference materials from various sources of reports; create spreadsheets and presentations; maintain electronic and paper files;
  • Provide written and oral translation from and into English;
  • Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements
  • University level degree in administration, management or related fields;
  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience;
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills in English and Georgian.
  • National of Georgia.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Georgian and ability to work in an environment requiring liaison and collaboration with multiple actors including government representatives, international organizations, and other stakeholders
Selection Criteria
  • Extent and diversity of experience;
  • Applicability of the skills and experience in the Georgian context.


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact\:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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
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