Chief, Near East, North Africa, and West and Central Africa Service, CFIE - FAO Investment Centre (Investment Solutions for Sustainable Food and Agriculture), CFI
The FAO Investment Centre (CFI) promotes investment in food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments and country stakeholders, main development partners, in particular international financing institutions with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve food security and nutrition, make agriculture, forestry and fisheries more sustainable and productive, reduce rural poverty, make food value chains more efficient and inclusive and promote climate change adaptation and/or mitigation.
CFI is a multidisciplinary division composed of four regionally focused services, namely Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Service, Asia and the Pacific Service, Europe, Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean Service, and Near East, North Africa, and Western and Central Africa Service.
The Chief reports to the Director, Investment Centre (CFI).
Summary of Duties and Functions
Under the overall guidance of the Director, CFI, and as a member of the Management Team, the Chief will liaise with cooperating partners, governments, FAO Decentralized Offices (DOs) and technical units for the planning and implementation of the work programme in the geographical area of Near East and North Africa, and West and Central Africa, in line with FAO’s Strategic Framework, Medium-term Plan and biennial Programme of Work and Budget, with particular geographical focus on Least Developed Land-Locked Countries, Least Developed Small Island Developing States, countries in food crisis or highly populated countries with sizable populations living in poverty. Specifically, the incumbent will:
For further information on the activities of the Division, please consult: http://www.fao.org/support-to-investment/en/