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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: various locations
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Closing Date: 2021-12-31

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The scope of this Call for Expressions of Interest is to find qualified staff to support FAO Country Offices in the above functional areas in countries facing critical situations due to COVID-19 pandemic

Qualified staff will be placed on an Emergency Roster (“Surge Roster”)

Job Profiles: Administrative/Operations

Programme (Needs Assessment, Cash, Programme

Development, Monitoring and Evaluation)



Organizational Setting

FAO country offices, headed by an FAO Representative, are assisting governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition. They help Countries develop their agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Staff members (Professional, NPOs and General Service) deployed for surge support report to the FAO Representative.

Technical Focus

Surge support in the areas of administration, operations, programme, finance and procurement.

Key Results

Expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with FAO Strategic Objectives.

• Interested employees will be required to discuss upfront with their managers, who are encouraged to release employees to support.
• Support deployments are considered for staff members already in service of the Organization, located at HQs and in countries less affected by the pandemic.
• Applications will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile (see “How to Apply”). We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills.
• Selected candidates will receive a notification and from that moment they might be called for a surge support at any given time between October 2020 and March 2021, and in line with the duration of their contract.
• Surge support can be provided remotely (through teleworking) or in person, depending on the needs and COVID-19 restrictions. For in person missions, medical and travel restrictions may apply, as per COVID-19 guidance
• Selected candidates will be released of their function for a period not exceeding two months, after which they return to their normal functions.
• Support does not carry any expectation of conversion to another type of appointment.
• Candidates deployed will add the surge support as a separate objective in PEMS, and the supervisor of the surge assignment will be added as an ‘Additional Supervisor’ in the PEMS Year-End Appraisal phase. As such, this valuable experience will be documented in the performance evaluation of staff members.
• Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.


Minimum Requirements

• Experience in the areas of administration, operations, programme, finance and procurement.


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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field locations, is desirable.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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