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Project Analyst


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Brasília
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

  • 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 Members 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 FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, 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
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

In its South-South cooperation activities, FAO shares the Brazilian experience in promoting initiatives for rural development. To this end, it works closely with the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC). The Agency is part of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is responsible for negotiation, coordination, implementation, and follow-up Brazilian programmes and projects on technical cooperation.
The Project Analyst will be based at ABC and will be hired to work specifically, but not exclusively, on the project “GCP/RLA/199/BRA and “GCP/RLA/237/BRA”. Coordinated by the Brazilian Cooperation Agency and implemented by FAO, these projects will complement other South-South cooperation initiatives conducted by the Brazilian government in the cotton-growing sector in Africa, such as the Cotton-4 Togo, Cotton Victoria and Cotton Shire Zambezi. The project also complements the South-South cooperation activities in food and nutritional security developed by FAO and the Government of Brazil.

Reporting Lines

Under the general supervision of the Regional Coordinator of the project GCP/RLA/199/BRA and CGP/RLA/237/BRA and direct supervision of the Coordinator of Trilateral South-South Cooperation with International Organizations of the ABC, the Project Analyst should be responsible for:

Technical Focus

• Provide technical support in negotiations related to the development of international technical cooperation programmes, such as technical support for project cycle;
• Provide analytical technical advice on proposals for South-South cooperation projects;
• Prepare analytical information on the development of programmes, projects and activities;

Tasks and responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Project Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:
• Design and operationalize instruments for the dissemination of successful experiences of Brazil’s South-South cooperation;
• Assist in the identification and formulation of trilateral South-South cooperation mechanisms;
• Support the elaboration/development of databases or documents from recipient countries (country briefs, cooperation demands, etc.).
• Organize and execute projects activities and give specialized project management support to ensure that the various activities are performed within the established targets;
• Provide specialized expertise and contribute towards the development of project activities, plans and processes within the specific technical area of work ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidelines;
• Prepare a variety of reports and substantial data analysis, ensuring that project’s deliverable adhere to corporate standards and quality control;
• Support the organization of the Project's and related South-South cooperation missions, meetings and briefing sessions;
• Technical Support on field for the Project's and related South-South cooperation work with national and international counterparts to build common understanding and coordination on project activities;
• Support the Government of Brazil in monitoring the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for project countries;
• Participate in field visits to provide technical support for the evaluation and improvement of planning, programming, implementation and monitoring process that interfere on the project success;
• Comment on publications, technical analysis, and researches;
• Brief project’s steering committees on project’s developments, if requested;
• Support the elaboration of trilateral South-South technical cooperation programmes, projects, and activities associated with negotiations established between the Brazilian Government, other countries and international organizations, particularly in the elaboration of projects to strengthen the cotton sector in developing countries;
• Support the team with project management and administrative issues, through communication with the operational area;
• Support the preparation of technical reports related to the project and the partnership between ABC, FAO, and the Brazilian Cotton Institute;
• Perform any other tasks as required by the Coordinator of Trilateral South-South Cooperation with International Organizations (ABC).


Minimum Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree directly associated with the job profile is mandatory. Postgraduate degree is desirable.
• At least three years of progressively responsible work experience in the identification, elaboration, implementation and monitoring of technical international cooperation projects, preferably focused on South-South Cooperation. Experience working at UN and/or ABC will be considered an asset.
• Working knowledge of both oral and written Portuguese and Spanish. Fluency in English and French may be considered as an asset.
• National of Brazil or a resident with a valid work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/ Functional Skills

• Training and/or experience utilizing computers, including word processing and spreadsheets. General knowledge of UN and/or ABC system, administrative policies, rules, regulations and procedures is an asset

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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