FAO recruits 01 National opérations specialist

FAO recruits 01 National opérations specialist


Abuja, Nigeria
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Closure Date: 28/Apr/2022, 11:59:00 PMOrganizational Unit: FRNIRJob Type: Non-staff opportunitiesType of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)Grade Level: N/APrimary Location: Nigeria-AbujaDuration: 6 MONTHS AND RENEWABLEPost Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and cultureQualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to applyEveryone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s valuesFAO, 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 checksAll applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality Organizational Setting:The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO’s Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for better production (BP), better nutrition (BN), a better environment (BE), and a better life (BL), leaving no one behind.

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Division (NFI) is responsible for the economic, social, institutional, governance and policy aspects of FAO’s activities related to fisheries and aquaculture and their development, with particular emphasis on human well-being, food security and poverty reduction; post-harvest utilization, marketing and trade with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security and the well-being of fishery communities; collection, compilation, validation, trend analysis and dissemination of the best available and up-to-date fishery statistics and for the syndication of the FAO information on all aspects of world fisheries and aquaculture. The Division is also responsible for FAO’s activities related to the management and conservation of the living aquatic resources used by fisheries and aquaculture, including the biodiversity and ecosystem maintenance, with particular emphasis on the most vulnerable and threatened species and habitats; management of responsible fisheries and aquaculture in accordance with management standards and best practices; development of fisheries technology, with due regard to the protection of the environment, food security and the well-being of fishing communities, including the safety of fishers and fishing vessels.The FISH4ACP project (“Sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries”) is a five-year project led by the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. FISH4ACP aims at improving the sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture value chains through five main components/specific objectives: i) Robust fisheries and aquaculture improvement strategies are developed and agreed with stakeholders; ii) Economic performance of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in selected value chains is improved; iii) Inclusiveness and the social sustainability of selected value chains are improved; iv) The environmental sustainability of selected value chains is enhanced; and v) MSMEs in selected value chains have access to additional sources of finance and investment.
Reporting Lines:  The National Operations Specialist directly reports to the National Professional Officer for FISH4ACP and also maintain close collaborations with  programme, operations and administration teams in FAO Representation for smooth service delivery in order to meet the objectives of the organization

Technical Focus:  Provides operational supports to FISH4ACP project in country and other projects in the Representation.

Tasks and responsibilitiesUnder the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, and direct supervision of the National Professional Officer, FISH4ACP, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Prepare FISH4ACP project reports, make inputs to technical documents and aid in sharing for increased visibility.Support FAO knowledge sharing and capacity development initiatives in FAO technical areas including preparation of training and workshop material.Monitor project activities and ensure adherence to FAO country programme budget and conformance with UN standards and regulations.Develop and aid strategic planning and implementation of the FISH4ACP project to strengthen resilience of people of concern in NigeriaRetrieve,  enter,  select  and  analyse data  from a wide  variety of  sources,  including FAO’s  corporate  systems  and  data bases; verify accuracy of data documents; make necessary calculations.Assist to organize and handle day-to-day operational activities of the FISH4ACP and FAO Nigeria. This entails providing support in all aspects of project cycle management, i.e. project identification, formulation, appraisal and approval, implementation and monitoring, reporting and closureMonitor budgets, support field budget authorization preparation, reconcile expenditures and other data and assist in the preparation of reports.Examine and process a variety of payments/reimbursements/disbursements of various payments.Assist in preparing Letter of Agreements (LoAs) and subsequent financial monitoring and payments processing of the LoAs.Participate in country missions as necessary and provide technical assistance in monitoring/impact assessment;Liaise with Government (at national and sub-national level) and other relevant partners to map gaps in national policies relating to fisheries and aquaculture.Prepare technical content for working papers, advocacy materials, web pages, articles, invitation letters and information material for technical networks, workshops, conferences and other outreach events; present on FAO work as required;In collaboration with technical experts, develop/update quantitative and qualitative tools and resources required to implement strategy at country level.Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:University Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or a relevant field preferred.
Minimum 2 years of practical experience in project/office operational activities, and progressively responsible experience in operations works.Working knowledge of English.National of Nigeria. FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
TeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional Skills
Work experience in more than one location or area of work in operations management of a project.
Extent and relevance of experience in FAO Project Cycle guidelines and knowledge of FAO processes and administrative system are considered a strong asset.Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project managementFamiliarity with UN rules and FAO rules and regulations Desirable SkillsPrevious work experience with UN agencies would be an asset
Excellent computer skills.Ability to work efficiently and accurately under pressure.Communication skills to maintain good working relationships with people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
Applications received after the closing date will not be acceptedPlease 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  
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 Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process. FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 
HOW TO APPLY• 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• 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 contact: 


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