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FAO recruits 01 Emergency and resilience specialist

FAO recruits 01 Emergency and resilience specialist

Job Description
Emergency and resilience specialist (Operations and Programming)
Closure Date: 26/May/2019, 11:59:00 PM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Duration: Up to 11 months
Post Number: N/A
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on your personal device date and time settings
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 Setting
The Emergency and Resilience Division 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 (SO5)”.
Reporting Lines
The Consultant reports to the FAO representative in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Technical Focus
Support the implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at a global, regional, sub regional and/or country level.
Tasks and responsibilities
Provide support to implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at a global, regional, sub regional and/or country level.
The key functions of the consultant will be as following:
• Handle day-to-day operational aspects of emergency response and resilience projects and programmes agreed with the FAOR in accordance with the project management cycle from initiation phase to operational and financial closure;
• Participate in needs and disaster assessments, including interagency assessments and processes;
• Participate in the design of emergency/resilience projects and programmes, including the preparation and presentation of  project proposals and fully-fledged project documents;
• Provide operational and programming support to the implementation of emergency and resilience projects and programmes, including budgetary management, work-planning and monitoring expenditures;
• Produce various proposals, programme/project documents, briefs, financial/donor reports and final statements, etc.;
• Liaise with other government, UN, cluster/sector, NGO and donor partners at the appropriate level to ensure the best preparation and implementation of emergency and resilience activities;
• Prepare and participates in meetings and international fora related to humanitarian relief matters and resilience strengthening;
• Formulate correspondence with recipient governments and donors;
• Provide operational and programming support and promote capacity development at the country-level;
• Monitor and provide support to resource mobilization activities;
• Report against the country programme dashboard;
• Maintain and updates information systems and databases, as applicable;
• Undertake travel to ensure adequate operational and programming support is provided to the implementation of emergency and resilience projects and programmes;
• Perform other duties as required.
Minimum Requirements
• Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a discipline relevant to the mandate of the Organization;
• Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in humanitarian and agricultural/rural development sectors including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies, governments and donors;
• Working knowledge of French and limited knowledge of one of the other official languages of the Organization (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian).
FAO Core Competencies
• 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
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Good written communication skills, including in emergency settings;
• Demonstrated ability to analyze problems, make appropriate recommendations, effective decisions, including in emergency settings;
• Strong foundation in programme formulation, planning, implementation, management and evaluation.
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 providers and/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 further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page
For more information, visit the FAO employment website
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline
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