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Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (CVA Programming)

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-26

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
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The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments

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• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture

• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position
FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
• 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.

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Organizational Setting
The Office of Emergencies and Resilience 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 (DOs) to assist member countries 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.

Reporting Lines
The Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer reports to Senior Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, Enabling Environment Team Leader, OER.

Technical Focus
Support to implementation of FAO's resilience agenda at global, regional, subregional and/or country level. Development and promotion of Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) Programming

Key Results
Technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with FAO’s Strategic Objectives.

Key Functions
• Plans and leads components of multidisciplinary teams, coordinates, and/or participates in Organization-wide committees, and provides technical expertise on international committees and working groups;
• Develops and updates the supporting approach, methodology, tools, systems/databases, policies and/or standards to support programme delivery and specific objectives, services and outputs of Division teams focusing on (i) humanitarian policy, interagency collaboration and mobilization of emergency resources; (ii) response, food chain crisis, special operations, level 3 emergency preparedness, early warning and support to transition; (iii) and/or programming to integrate resilience into FAO planning at all levels;
• Develops position papers, proposals and/or policy briefs to support humanitarian policy development, coordination and liaison with international partners such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, the World Food Progreamme (WFP), The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), NGOs and other humanitarian groups involved in emergency and recovery activities;
• Undertakes FAO emergency needs assessment activities and missions, conducts food and nutrition security assessments and analysis, coordinates in-country early warning alerts and further coordination with all partners;
• Provides technical support to ongoing operational emergency and recovery projects and programmes and related capacity development in countries, and Regional and Subregional Offices supported with Standard Operating Procedures, surge mechanisms and Level-3 capable response systems;
• Promotes best practices and provides technical support/services to Decentralized Offices, in collaboration with Regional Offices, to facilitate emergency programming, resource mobilization and integration of emergency and development work in countries, as well as to provide capacity during critical phases of emergencies;
• Monitors, promotes and coordinates resource mobilization activities including corporate appeals, donor macro grants, CERF/SFERA submissions, annual appeals and midyear reviews, as well as collaborates with countries and Regional Offices to facilitate resource mobilization through project and programme formulation;
• Maintains and updates FAO emergency information systems, crisis communications, information and advocacy, as well as providing up-to-date information for reporting, audits, evaluations and inputs to FAO governing body documents;
• Performs other related duties as required.

Specific Functions
• Leads, develops and promotes OER's work on Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and Management Information System (MIS) for beneficiary data and supervises the related teams;
• Coordinates the timely and effective provision of programmatic and operational support to Decentralized Offices on the use of CVA modalities and MIS solutions, with a focus on the design and implementation of projects and programmes, ensuring high operational standards and compliance with FAO rules and regulations;
• Supports DOs in the mobilization of expertise and the roll out of capacity development initiatives related to CVA and MIS;
• Develops, fosters and supports the scale up of innovative delivery models and modalities;
• Supports increased advocacy, communications and resource mobilization efforts and develops key partnerships at all levels with a focus on CVA and MIS;
• Coordinates the development of guidance, notes, briefs and reports and ensures timely dissemination of information on FAO's work on CVA and MIS to both internal and external audiences;
• Represents the Organization in meetings, groups, networks and fora on humanitarian and resilience programming, CVA, MIS and other related areas.

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CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in agriculture, food security, economics, natural resources, rural development, business administration and management, international relations or other field related to the work of the Organization;
• Seven 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).

Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• 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 positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience at international level in formulating cash and voucher policy and programme;
• Depth of experience in identifying and preparing programme strategies and policy position on humanitarian and transition contexts, at both global and country levels;
• Extent of knowledge of international humanitarian architecture, including agencies, NGOs, and other partners.
• Demonstrated experience in, needs assessments, cluster coordination, UN consolidated appeal process and/or emergency operations for Level 3 emergencies;
• Demonstrated experience in rehabilitation and humanitarian policies development, programme formulation and implementation;
• Experience in response management and surge support coordination.

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