International Operations Specialist
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The FAO Representation in Sudan has been operating for more than 40 years, dating back to May 1977. The agriculture sector is a key element in contributing to Food Security and Nutrition in Sudan. The Organization provides technical, policy and other capacity development support within the broad context of strengthening national capacity to achieve results in the food security and livelihoods sector. FAO implements its programme in close collaboration with government line ministries, UN partners, international and national NGOs.
Within the context of Sudan, FAO’s vision is being achieved through the following three priority areas\:
Within this framework, FAO Sudan has been providing technical assistance to the government and vulnerable target communities in line with the national priorities and within the FAO Strategic Results Framework. In particular, FAO Sudan provides support to vulnerable rural people (including herding, farming and fishing communities, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and returnees) to improve their food and livelihood security, as well as their nutritional status through the development of livelihood strategies that are technically sound, socially accepted and environmentally and economically sustainable.
Interventions are aimed at strengthening the self-reliance of these vulnerable groups by increasing their capacity to produce nutritious food and generate income. In this regard, emphasis is given to durable solutions such as strengthening local systems and structures as a means of reducing aid dependency and facilitating recovery as well as improving preparedness and resilience on the ground.
The International Operations Specialist reports to the Deputy FAO Representative. He/She works under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sudan and coordinates closely with the Assistants FAO Representative, projects technical advisors and national and international staff of the Representation. The incumbent will also liaise with relevant technical and programme staff at FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (RNE) and FAO headquarters.
Lead and coordinate the operational support functions of the FAO projects in Sudan.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Given this background, the International Operations Specialist will support FAO Sudan country office during the implementation of the country office portfolio. In particular he will\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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