FAO recruits 01 Operations Specialist

FAO recruits 01 Operations Specialist

Job Description:  1901349
Operations Specialist
Closure Date: 22/Jun/2019, 3:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FRMOZ
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Mozambique-Maputo
Duration: 12 months with possibility of extension
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
 Organizational Setting
 The main aim of the FAO country office, which is 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. FAO participates in the development and implementation of field projects in the sectors of food security, agriculture and rural development. This requires the integration within the broader framework of sustainable food and agriculture that aims at increasing production and productivity, addressing climate change, and managing natural resources; and enhance rural livelihoods.
The National Operations Specialist is responsible, for the day-to-day operations of the field projects assigned and will provide assistance in ensuring effective and efficient project planning, implementation, progress monitoring, reporting, and outcome evaluation
Reporting Lines
The National Operations Specialist reports to the operations coordinator.
Technical Focus
Operational assistance based on the knowledge of the local conditions, culture, language and institutions of the country of assignment. Ensure smooth functioning of project operations, consistent service delivery, and continuous evaluation and readjustment/improvement of the operational environment.
 Tasks and responsibilities
Effective and efficient provision of operational support to the programme and project activities
Act as a focal point for all matters related to the daily operation of the field project(s) assigned
Contribute to the preparation and/or assessment of new programme and project proposals, and reviews them for the purpose of operational clearance, with a view to assessing their operational feasibility
Plan and prepare project task force consultations and ensures proper secretarial support for such meetings
Ensure timely provision of inputs for personnel, technical support services, sub-contracts, training, equipment/supplies and other needs related to project operations
Participate in the preparation of project work plans, monitors progress and, where, necessary, identifies corrective measures to overcome operational constraints
Contribute to the preparation of procurement plans, ensures timely submission of purchase requisitions, monitors implementation of procurement plan and adjusts it as required.
Administer the  project budget and prepare revisions as required
Coordinate the timely preparation and submission of project progress and terminal reports required (as specified in the project agreement) as well as preparing analytical reports
Coordinate actions concerning the timely completion/closure of field projects, including identification of project follow-up requirements
Ensure the quality of data/documentation in the Field Programme Management Information System (FPMIS) for all pipeline and operational field projects in the country
Brief and train project staff regarding all aspects of the job. Ensure adherence to procedures and work requirements and accuracy and diligence of the work provided.
Performs other duties as required
 Minimum Requirements
National of Mozambique
Advanced university degree in a field related to economics, management or public administration
Five years of relevant experience in budget management, project implementation, accounting and/or audit or finance
Fluent in English and in Portuguese
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
Five years of relevant experience in programme/project implementation dealing with donors
Five years of relevant experience in budgetary management with capacity to administer complex budget structures
Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, operational guidelines and programme/project management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO would be considered an asset
Candidates should possess computer processing skills and be familiar with management information systems
FAO 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 accepted
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
For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
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 date.
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