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Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer

Kabul (Afghanistan)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DD&R)
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-22

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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


• 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
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

All selected candidates will 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.

Organizational Setting
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner. The FAO Representation in Afghanistan is responsible for leading FAO's response to priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning, and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the country. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in Afghanistan and, in collaboration with Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and the divisions and offices at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to the country priorities. The representation also supports the Regional Office in the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the country, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. The office also develops and maintains relations with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, UN agencies, the resource partners and other development institution at the country level.

Reporting Lines
The Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer reports to the Deputy FAO Representative in Afghanistan, under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and under the functional guidance of the Office of Emergencies and Resilience (OER).

Technical Focus
Support to implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda in Afghanistan.

Key Results
Technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of Departmental programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with (Divisional and) 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 Programme (WFP), the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children's Emergency 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 mobilisation 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 mobilisation 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 mobilisation through project and programme formulation;
• Maintains and updates FAO emergency information systems, crisis communications, information and advocacy, as well as provides up-to-date information for reporting, audits, evaluations and inputs to FAO governing body documents;
• Performs other related duties as required.

Specific Functions
• Supports the implementation of DRR/Climate Resilience at all levels and collaborates on various thematic areas such as Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Mitigation, Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) and Anticipatory Action, shock responsive social protection, risk insurance, emergency preparedness and response to climate extreme events for supporting more coherent and convergent delivery of DRR and climate actions at country level;
• Leads in the formulation and implementation of programmes and projects related to DRR and CCA for resilience to various shocks within integrated multisectoral strategies/policies for natural resources management and sustainable agri-food systems;
• Develops and implements Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) strategy and framework for emergency and resilience programmes, provides timely information on delivery terms of outputs, outcomes and impacts, allowing programme teams and management to monitor and improve project/programme implementation, generates learning and informs evidence-based advocacy;
• Promotes best practices and provides technical support/services to the country office to facilitate emergency and resilience programming, resource mobilisation and integration of a humanitarian development peace nexus approach, as well as provides capacity during critical phases of emergencies including scale-ups;
• Under the guidance of the Deputy FAO Representative, provides leadership to FAO's work on emergencies as part of the resilience work in the country including: needs assessment, programming, implementation and resource mobilization, in liaison and collaboration with the Food Security and Agriculture Cluster (FSAC) and relevant FAO personnel.


Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in economics, social sciences, agriculture, development studies and/or management and other subject related to the work of the Organization;
• Seven years of relevant experience in emergency and/or food insecurity crisis situations, including sudden-onset disasters, complex emergencies and/or protracted crises, including field experience in the Asia and Pacific region;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)

• 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 of relevant experience at international and country office level in formulating emergency and resilience policy and programms with emphasis on DRR and CCA in Asia and Pacific Region;
• Depth of experience in identifying and preparing programme strategies and policy position on humanitarian and transition contexts, including on disaster risk reduction and programming in protracted crisis context;
• Demonstrated experience in organizing needs assessment, facilitating government and multistakeholder consultations, formulation of UN appeals and emergency programmes and projects in Level 3 emergencies;
• Extent and relevance of experience in liaising with international donor organizations and development partners and in preparing proposals for funding, monitoring budgets and preparing financial reports in donor specific formats;
• Extent of experience in oversight and qulaity control of emergency and resilince field programme implementation.

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