Closing Date : 2020-03-04
Duty Station : Rome, Italy
Application : Apply for the job

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Country: Italy
Closing date: 04 Mar 2020


Job Posting: 05/Feb/2020Closure Date: 04/Mar/2020, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: PSE

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration: Up to 11 months

Post Number: N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

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 SettingThe Emergency and Resilience Division (PSE) 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 to assist member countries to prepare for, and respond to emergencies. PSE 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. PSE supports food and nutrition security assessment and early warning activities related to emergency and humanitarian analysis and responses. PSE 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 Consultant reports to Programme Officer, PSE.

Technical Focus

Support the implementation of FAO s resilience agenda at a global, regional, sub regional and/or country level.

Tasks and responsibilities

Handle day-to-day operational aspects of emergency response and resilience projects and programmes in accordance with the project management cycle from initiation phase to operational and financial closure;Support the process of budgetary clearances of SO5 emergency projects;Assist in the improvement of overall budgetary oversight of SO5 programme by checking information in FPMIS and other FAO information systems;Monitor and provide information for resource mobilization activities;Maintain and update information systems. as applicable;Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Business Administration or in a discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization;At least 1 year (Category C) of experience in budgeting, management, accounting in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors including work experience with national and international NGO s, UN agencies, governments and donors;Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of any other official language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese French, Spanish and Russian).

FAO Core Competencies

Results FocusTeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Work experience in more than one location or area of work; Excellent organizational skills;Good communication skills, including in emergency settings;Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency settings.

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


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providersand/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

How to apply:


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAOand complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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