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Junior Liaison and Partnership Specialist


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Bruxelles
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-15

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

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization


Organizational Setting

FAO Liaison office with the European Union and Belgium is responsible for strengthening FAO’s visibility, interaction and advocacy with key partners, including the European Union and the Permanent Representations of the EU Member States, the ACP Secretariat and their Permanent Representations Member States, NGOs, and academic institutions in Belgium.

Reporting Lines

The consultant reports to FAO LOB Liaison Officer, under the overall supervision of the director of the office.

Technical Focus

Ensure achievement of LOB’s objectives with efficient coordination and support

Tasks and Responsibilities

Follow up and support overall portfolio of LOB Liaison Officer, which includes:

  • Support the liaison work with non-state actors, including keeping track of FAOLOB portfolio, engaging with new partners, monitoring current partnerships and follow-up.
  • Support the liaison work with the OACPS and providing support to Brussels-based Permanent Representatives to FAO
  • Follow the activities (policies, events, publications) of the Committee of the Regions and Economic and Social Committee relating to FAO mandates

Other activities include

  • Help maintain regular communication with stakeholders through e-mails (through distribution lists)
  • Participate in the UN Brussels Green Deal Working Group, planning and carrying out the activities in the communication advocacy roadmap
  • Aid in the preparation and organisation of the FAO Brussels Dialogues and/or other FAO events ie. drafting of concept notes, invitations, follow-up communication materials


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Food security, nutrition, development
  • Minimum one year of experience
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).

FAO Core Competencies

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

Selection Criteria

  • Experience in FAO
  • Knowledge of FAO internal policy
  • Working knowledge of French would be an asset
  • Basic Knowledge about FAO mandate and rural development programs.


Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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