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Programme Support Specialist (Procurement)

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-25

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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
  • 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, therefore, 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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for Better production, Better nutrition, Better environment and Better life, leaving no one behind.
The Procurement Service provides advice, guidance and oversight for FAO procurement operations and the Letter of Agreement Quality Assurance function both at headquarters and in FAO decentralized offices; it provides policy and operational support to ensure that the Organization procures goods, works and services based on "Best Value for Money" principles.

Reporting Lines
The Consultant reports to the CSLP, Chief.

Technical Focus
Management, Co-ordination and oversight of Procurement Capacity building, Monitoring, and Secretariat of the Vendor Sanctions and Headquarters Procurement Committees.

Tasks and responsibilities

• Promote best practices and capacity development at HQ and the Decentralized Offices and faciliates and/or participates in related training.
• Coordinate secretariat services to the Vendor Sanctions and the Headquarters Procurement Committees, and/or Coordinate and manage the secretariat of the Vendor Sanctions Committee and the Headquarters Procurement Committee
• Create and Maintain policies, guidelines and other documents on the FAO Intranet;
• Organize and finalize written outputs and designs, create and issues the CSLP newsletter;
• Contribute to policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trend, generate survey initiatives; review, analyse and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions;
• Initiate and coordinate outreach and communication-related activities; review and contribute to the development of learning materials, conducts training workshops, seminars; make presentations on assigned topics/activities;
• Other relevant tasks that may be required.


Minimum Requirements
• University degree in Law, Business, Administration, Economics, Public Administration or Commerce, Social Sciences, Humanities or related field.
• At least one year of relevant experience in management and administration.
• Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. For PSA.SBS the knowledge of only one language might be required.

FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

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