FAO recruits 01 International Programme Coordinator

FAO recruits 01 International Programme Coordinator


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description
International Programme Coordinator
Closure Date: 05/Feb/2020, 4:29:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FLETH
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa
Duration: 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 Setting
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programs 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 assignment is in the FAO Representation in Ethiopia that is responsible for developing, promoting and overseeing strategies for addressing country priorities and implementing programmes and projects related to country food, agriculture and rural development priorities. Under the overall supervision of FAO Representation in Ethiopia and in close collaboration with the Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia.
Reporting Lines
 The Programme Coordinator will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative of Ethiopia and under the direct supervision of the FAO Deputy Representative of Ethiopia. As the coordinator of the Agriculture Task Force – ATF (Agriculture Cluster), he/she will work impartially with all members of the ATF and its sub-components, and will serve and represent the group as a whole, and not as an agency officer.
Technical Focus
 The objective of a country level ATF Coordinator is to ensure timely, coherent and effective food security response to the current chronic and acute sector’s priorities. As a Programme Coordinator, the objective is to provide technical support and advice on main issues related to the Country Office programme and building collaboration and partnerships to enhance the objectives of the programme. The role of the Programme Coordinator is to develop and implement assigned programme/projects and to lead and facilitate the humanitarian process as set out in the IASC through:
 Tasks and responsibilities
Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging development issues and trends, participation in impact evaluation or equivalent studies
Carry out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities
Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions
Assist in the implementation and management of projects/programmes
Provide technical and managerial supervision to staff assigned to him/her
Undertake outreach activities; participate in and make presentations on assigned topics/activities
Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive support, data collection
Coordinate with national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors
Establish and maintain appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms
Ensure appropriate attention to priority cross-cutting and cross-sectorial issues (e.g. gender, protection, environment, age, human rights, etc.)
Support and coordinate programming and roll out of the Durable Solutions Initiative (DSI).
Support inter-agency efforts towards partnerships and resource mobilization to expand support to displacement affected communities under the DSI.
Coordinate needs assessments, analysis, advocacy messages
Harmonize response and targeting approaches
Undertake advocacy and resource mobilization
Perform any other task, as requested by the supervisor
The ATF coordinator will work impartially with all members of the ATF, serving and representing the group as a whole. She/he will work closely with the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator or their designated official as required
Minimum Requirements
Advanced University degree (for Consultants) or University Degree (for PSAs) in political science, international relations, agriculture, economics or closely related fields
Three years of relevant experience in project or programme management, international cooperation or related area;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other official FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for COF.REG . For PSA.SBS the requirement is a working knowledge of English.
 FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
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 coordination
Ability to work and plan at strategic as well as operational levels
Work experience with inter-governmental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams
Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action, and funding mechanisms
Facilitation, presentation and communication skills
Work experience with Government and development partners in Ethiopia is essential
Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel frequently to rural areas of Ethiopia
Quality of both oral and written communication skills
Extent of experience with UN, intergovernmental and international organizations in technical assistance mechanisms
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 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.
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