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Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-30

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

The Office of Emergencies and Resilience (OER) is responsible for ensuring FAO's efforts to support countries and partners in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural threats and crises. It is responsible for coordinating the development and maintenance of corporate tools and standards to enable Decentralized Offices to assist Members to prepare for, and respond to emergencies. OER ensures humanitarian policy coordination and knowledge, liaison with the Inter-Agency Standing Committee as well as with humanitarian resource partners, co-leadership with World Food Programme of the global Food Security Cluster, organizational preparedness, surge capacity and response to large-scale emergencies. OER supports food and nutrition security assessment and early warning activities related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses. OER plays a major role in the development and leadership of the Organization's programme to increase the resilience of livelihoods to food and agriculture threats and crises (SO5).

Reporting Lines

The Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer reports to the Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer.

Technical Focus

Support to implementation of FAO's resilience agenda at global, regional, subregional and/or country level.

Key Results

Research, technical analysis, and project related services to support the delivery of programme projects, products, and services.

Key Functions

• Supports food and nutrition security assessments, emergency response, policy related and/or funding/project related data and information;
• Produces various reports, proposals, programme/project documents, position papers, policy briefs, financial/donor reports;
• Participates in project and programme formulation and provides technical and/or administrative support to ongoing operational emergency and recovery projects;
• Maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project cycle, including to support implementation, facilitates monitoring and compliance issues and submission of reports, as required;
• Supports resource mobilization activities including corporate appeals, donor macro grants, Central Emergency Response Fund/Special Fund for Emergency and Rehabilitation (CERF/SFERA) submissions, annual appeals and mid-year reviews, maintains information and prepares related reports;
• Maintains and updates information systems, databases and web pages;
• Performs other duties.

Specific Functions

• Supports assessments and studies on pastoralism and conflicts over natural resource management to inform programming including country specific analysis, case studies and literature reviews, taking into account COVID-19 inputs;
• Contributes to and supports assessment and studies on COVID-19 and pastoralism, including through the development of proposals, analysis and operational guidelines for livestock programming in the context of COVID -19 and undertaking literature reviews;
• Contributes to project formulation and preparation, including donor liaison, appraisal and operational clearance of project documents, preparation of budgets, logframes and work plans as appropriate;
• Contributes to learning initiatives (in particular in the context of the COVID-19 response), ensuring tracking real-time data, information analysis and close interaction with large-scale programme countries;
• Contributes to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) ( data entry, processing, analysis and reporting, including updating and consolidating reports of the bilateral meetings with country teams and other requests, and supports the application of MEAL framework for COVID-19 programmes;
• Participates in national and regional programme consultations and undertakes backstopping missions as appropriate, in particular related to COVID-19 corporate programme.


Minimum Requirements

• Advanced university degree in political sciences, agricultural economics, development economics, rural sociology, food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture (including livestock, forestry and fisheries) or related field.
• Three years of relevant experience in public and/or private sectors related to programming, planning and technical cooperation in food and agriculture, including experience in developing countries, especially in countries that are vulnerable to disaster or other emergency risks.
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• Extent and relevance of experience in supporting programme formulation and implementation of emergency and rehabilitation programmes, particularly related to the prevention and control of Transboundary Animal Diseases;
• Extent and relevance of experience in technical and policy analysis;
• Demonstrated experience in response management and surge support coordination;
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.

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