Field Programme Associate
Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located
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The Regional Office for RAF is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RAF also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAF develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
The Field Programme Associate plays a lead role in the coordination of field programme/project support services. He/she performs a broad range of programme, planning and budgeting activities requiring in-depth analysis and interpretation of relevant policies, procedures and practices. The incumbent provides procedural guidance to managers and staff in the Office.
The Field Programme Associate reports to the Programme Planning and Budget Officer.
The Field Programme Associate maintains a wide range of contacts with managers, staff and stakeholders inside and outside the Organization. The incumbent collaborates closely with colleagues in the Regional, Subregional and Country offices and relevant headquarters departments, ensuring the quality and consistency of programme and project support services.
Impact Of Work
The incumbent's work impacts directly on the smooth and efficient operations of the field programme/project activities of the Office. He/she plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the programme operational support services for the successful achievement of the Office's mandate.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Education: Secondary School Education. Specialized training in project management and programme operations
Experience: Five years of experience in administrative/ financial/ planning/ programming/ budgeting activities for both Regular Programme and Projects
Languages: Working knowledge (Level C) of English
IT Skills: Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Exchange). Ability to effectively use project management software and other information systems /databases
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Extent of trainings in project management support and programme operations support
- Extent of knowledge of corporate information systems such as Oracle, COIN (Country Office Information System) and FPMIS (Field Programme Management Information System) is an asset
- Knowledge of the communication and documentation management standards
- Knowledge of administrative procedures and policies
- Knowledge of organizational structure
Desirable Qualifications And Skills
- Familiarity with FAO and/or UN field programme management procedures and guidelines is an asset
Working knowledge of French
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview.
FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency