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• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• 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.
• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.
The Food and Agriculture Organization is the specialized Agency of the United Nations leading international efforts to defeat hunger. FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to high-quality food.
The Programme Officer reports to the senior Programme Officer.
Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned programme/projects.
• Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities; collects, analyses and presents statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources;
• Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging development issues and trends, participation in impact evaluation or equivalent studies;
• Participates in survey initiatives; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions;
• Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications;
• Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities;
• Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.;
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget.), as necessary.
• Supports the Decentralized Offices in adhering to FAO requirements for project opening, budget revisions, project closures in an emergency context as per established procedures and project cycle;
• Prepares reports on resource mobilisation to assist the Team Leader in the decision-making;
• Performs budget and quality control for Budget Holder approval (recruitments, travel, procurement, etc.);
• Provides capacity building to headquarters and Decentralized Offices on project management and other administrative matters;
• Performs quality control of transactions and acts as alternate divisional focal point for Letters of Agreements and Contracts.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree in business administration or public administration, social science, political science or a related field;
• Three years of relevant experience in project or programme management, administration or related area;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project formulation, analysis, planning and implementation;
• Extent and relevance of experience in the field of administration, human resources, finance and management;
• Extent of knowledge of planning and budgetary processes and associated tools;
• Understanding of FAO policies and programmes is considered a strong asset;
• Working knowledge (level C) of French would be considered an asset to support project management in French speaking countries.