Burkina Faso

FAO recruits 01 Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (Coordinator)

FAO recruits 01 Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (Coordinator)


Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description: 2400294

Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer (Coordinator)

Job Posting: 25/Jan/2024

Closure Date: 15/Feb/2024, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Burkina Faso, FRBKF

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition: Professional Project

Grade Level: P-4

Primary Location: Burkina Faso-Ouagadougou

Duration: Fixed-term: 1 year with possibility of extension

Post Number: 2007589

CCOG Code: 1S01

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

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 Members and persons 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.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

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 the FAO Representation in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Reporting Lines

The Emergency and Resilience Officer (Coordinator) reports to the FAO Representative, under the functional guidance of the Emergency and Resilience Division, OER.

Technical Focus

Lead and coordinate FAO’s resilience work, across the four pillars and relevant work streams, in the affected country and contribute to improved preparedness for, and effective response to, food and agricultural threats and emergencies.

Key Results

Effective and efficient coordination and provision of resilience field programme and project activities to scale and fit for purpose.

Key Functions

•    Supports the country office in preparing for and effectively responding to food and agricultural threats and crises including natural disaster, food chain crisis and protracted crisis encompassing early warning and support to transition which at times require a system-wide humanitarian response;

•    Promotes best practices and provides technical support/services to the country office, in collaboration with relevant headquarters units,  to facilitate emergency and resilience programming, resource mobilization and integration of a humanitarian development peace nexus approach, as well as to provide capacity during critical phases of emergencies including scale-ups;

•    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 sector and relevant FAO personnel;

•    Contributes to the identification of strategic priorities, including the relevant work streams and pillars, for FAO’s resilience work in the affected country and contribute to improved preparedness for, and effective response to, food and agricultural threats and emergencies;

•    Provide technical and operational support and strategic guidance; identifies and develops project proposals for submission to donors; monitors project activities, identifies issues to be addressed and take corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties and ensures follow-up actions;

•    Support the preparation of tools including the Country Programming Framework (CPF), Resilience Strategies and/or Emergency Livelihood Response Plans (ELRP);

•    Promotes FAO’s resilience agenda to build the resilience of agricultural livelihoods of vulnerable communities with government partners, UN agencies, regional organizations, NGOs and donors;

•    Represents FAO in interagency coordination meetings and programming exercises including preparedness, early warning for early action and response;

•    Promotes the implementation, monitoring and quality assurance of all cash transfer components (unconditional cash, cash for work and coupons);

•    Supports the FAO Representative in resource mobilization in support of the country programme; organizes regular donor meetings, as appropriate informs the donor community on the prevailing livelihoods, food security and nutrition situation, the agriculture sector (crops, livestock, fisheries and forestry);

•    Supports sectorial coordination through the FAO-WFP co-led Food Security Sector in the country;

•    Raises awareness on FAO’s role in emergency and resilience;

•    Coordinates the development of FAO’s contribution to interagency Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and  United Nations Cooperation Framework (UNCF) and in the country;

•    Coordinates FAO’s contribution to inter-agency Post Disaster Needs Assessments and Post Conflict Needs Assessment;

•    Performs other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

•    Advanced university degree in agriculture, economics, business administration and management, international relations or other field related to the work of the Organization.

•    Seven years of relevant experience in humanitarian and agriculture/rural development sectors and in emergency/rehabilitation programme/project management/operations and support.

•    Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of French and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of English.


•    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 and relevance of experience in field programme/project operations in the food security and agriculture sector.

•    Familiarity with FAO’s Project cycle guidelines and knowledge of FAO processes and administrative systems is considered a strong asset.

•    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 and relevance of experience in programme/project management.

•    Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English.

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


 • FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment

• Extension of fixed term appointments is based on certification of performance and availability of funds

• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. 


 A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm 

Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:

• Dependency allowances

• Rental subsidy

• Education grant for children

• Home leave travel

• 30 working days of annual leave per year

• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund

• International health insurance; optional life insurance

• Disability protection

FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:

• elements of family-friendly policies

• flexible working arrangements

• standards of conduct


 • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;

• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;

• Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;

• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;

• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;

• Incomplete applications will not be considered;

• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application

• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;

• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile

• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help or have queries, please create a one-time registration with FAO’s client support team for further assistance: https://fao.service-now.com/csp


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