FAO recrute 01 Anticipatory Action Support Specialist
Johannesburg, South Africa
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Job Description – Anticipatory Action Support Specialist (2303322)
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Anticipatory Action Support Specialist
Job Posting: 02/Nov/2023
Closure Date: 16/Nov/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: SFS – Subregional Office for Southern Africa
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: South Africa-Johannesburg
Duration: 11 months
Post Number: N/A
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Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
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FAO supports governments and regional bodies to address their needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources. The FAO Sub-regional Resilience Team for southern Africa (SFS-REOSA) based in Johannesburg, South Africa, leads FAO’s work to reduce vulnerability and risks of food and nutrition insecurity by strengthening the productive capacity and livelihoods of vulnerable groups in southern Africa. SFS-REOSA provides support to regional bodies, governments and FAO country offices in the design and implementation of emergency and resilience-building initiatives for the agriculture, food and nutrition security sector in southern Africa.
In contribution to FAO’s Strategic Framework, SFS-REOSA seeks to establish Anticipatory Action Protocols, generate evidence for advocacy and build strong partnerships to scale up anticipatory action to protect lives and livelihoods. The overall objective of anticipatory action is to ensure that relevant actions are implemented before the peak impact of the hazard, to protect development gains, thereby bridging the gap between the humanitarian, development and peace nexus.
The Anticipatory Action Support Specialist reports to the Sub-Regional Resilience Officer. He/She will work closely with national and regional technical officers (early warning, anticipatory action, social protection/cash preparedness/crop/livestock/operations and administration) to produce technical outputs of the programme.
The Early Warning Anticipatory Action Support Specialist will support the implementation of anticipatory action plans (AAPs) and projects at the regional and country level. The Support Specialist will also assist in monitoring of early warning indicators, and analyzing risk levels for drought, floods and cyclones. He/She will also support the development technical outputs such as concept notes/ terms of reference for specialized studies, development of repositories, design of databases and websites.
Tasks and responsibilities
• Support the production, finalization and publication of Anticipatory Action Plans.
• Support countries with risk monitoring and analysis, including the development of concept notes and proposals for anticipatory action projects.
• Mapping of early warning systems and indicators available at national, regional and global level for risk monitoring.
• Support simulation exercises for droughts and floods at national level, ensuring strong coordination with multi-disciplinary teams and partners at national and regional level.
• Support the organization and planning of regional and country-level training events, workshops, and seminars.
• Participate in regional meetings and EWAA related forums in order to create awareness, share good practices and advocate for the scaling up of the AA approach in resilience building among development and humanitarian actors.
• Organize regular team meetings and conference calls/video-conferences, to support programme implementation at national level.
• Develop of concept notes and TORs for programme activities, events, and recruitment of service providers.
• Review, analyse and map the different policies/ strategies/programmes/declarations on DRR in Southern Africa to support the integration of AA.
• Support the organisation and coordination of monthly RAAWG meetings.
• Support regional and national communications officers to produce regular Bulletins on EWAA activities, climate and forecasts.
• Perform any other duties, as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• A university degree in disaster risk reduction, agronomy or related sciences;
• At least 3 years of experience in disaster risk reduction for agriculture and food security.
• Working knowledge of English
FAO Core Competencies
• Results Focus
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Extent and relevance of experience in developing anticipatory action protocols for cyclones and floods, dry spells and drought;
• Extent and relevance of experience in coordinating implementation of projects for drought, cyclones and floods at field level;
• Familiarity with national, regional and global disaster risk reduction policies and frameworks, including contingency planning at country level;
• Familiarity with shock responsive social protection systems, and use of cash+ approaches for anticipatory action;
• Knowledge of and experience in working with early warning systems and indicators for risk monitoring.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
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