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FAO - Assistant FAO Representative (Programme)

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 180470 

Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) 

Job Posting

13/Apr/2018

Closure Date

04/May/2018, 5:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Guyana

Type of Requisition: NPO (National Professional Officer)

Grade Level: N-2.

Primary Location

: Guyana-Georgetown

Duration: 2 Years

Post Number: 2002575

CCOG Code: 1A02

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants

in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries

are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.

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Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

The position is located in Guyana

Reporting Lines

The Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) reports to the FAO Representative (FAOR).

Technical Focus

Programme development, coordination and operational assistance based on the knowledge of the local conditions, culture, language and institutions of the country of assignment.

Key Results

Effective and efficient coordination and provision of the technical and operational support of the programme and project activities of the FAO Representation.

Key Functions

  • Liaises and assists government authorities and local, national and international institutions in the areas of FAO's activities in the country and with other UN agencies. He/she may represent FAO at interagency meetings as required;
  • Promotes the image of FAO through advocacy of the Organization's mandate, programmes, national priorities and activities including development and maintenance of communication tools such as website, press releases and publications, and support the implementation of FAO's regulatory framework (Codex Alimentarius, Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, Safe Use of Pesticides, etc.) in the country;
  • Coordinates the collection, consolidation and maintenance of country data on food, crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries including information on external aid in FAO's corporate systems and monitor changes in national policies affecting the agricultural sector;
  • Participates in producing technical, economic and policy studies as required and developing country level development frameworks such as the Country Programming Framework (CPF) and the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF);
  •  Participates in the identification, formulation and preparation of programme and project proposals and monitors and reviews the status of programme/project implementation to ensure that all operational activities are carried out in line with the work plan and the project document; identifies inconsistencies and delays and, when necessary, proposes corrective measures to overcome operational constraints;
  • Briefs, trains and supervises lower grade level programme staff regarding all aspects of the job. Ensures adherence to procedures and work requirements and accuracy and diligence of the work provided;
  • Performs other duties as required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • National of Guyana
  • Advanced university degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry, fisheries, or any other field related to the work of the Organization
  • Two years of relevant experience in agricultural development and/or project implementation in an area of FAO's activities in the country
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English and limited knowledge (Level B) of French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese

Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Team Work
  • 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 and relevance of experience in programme/project development and management
  • Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of the technical programme, operational guidelines and project/programme management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the field of policy analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the collection of country data on food, crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the identification, formulation and preparation of programme and project proposals as well as programme/project implementation, monitoring and review

To apply and for more information visit https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=180470#utm_source=unjobs&utm_medium=more_info

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