Staff in the General Service category are recruited locally from the Primary Location area, which is where the office is located
FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The main aim of the FAO country office, which is headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist government 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.
The Programme Associate plays a lead role in the coordination of programme/ projects support services for the department. 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 department or location.
The Programme Associate reports to the Assistant FAOR under the overall guidance of the the FAO Representative in Turkey. Work is performed autonomously, showing a high degree of initiative and independent judgment. Supervision received is focused on facilitating service delivery. The incumbent provides guidance and training to programme support staff in the department.
The Programme Associate maintains a wide range of contacts with managers, staff and stakeholders inside and outside the department. The incumbent collaborates closely with colleagues in other departments and the corporate services, ensuring the quality and consistency of programme/ projects support services.
Impact Of Work
The incumbent's work impacts directly on the smooth and efficient operations of the programme/ project activities of the department. He/she plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the programme support services for the successful achievement of the Department/Office's mandate.
He/ she plays a pro-active role in the successful achievement of the department's mandate.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Education: Secondary School Education
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, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (Level B) of one of the other official languages of the Organization
IT Skills: Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Thorough knowledge of corporate information systems
- Thorough knowledge of programme and budget processes and procedures
- Thorough knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
- Thorough knowledge of communication and documentation standards
Desirable Qualifications And Skills
- Very good knowledge of the corporate structure
- Working knowledge of the local language Turkish
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