Afrique du Sud

FAO recrute 01 Assistant FAO Representat (Administration)

FAO recrute 01 Assistant FAO Representat (Administration)


Pretoria, Afrique du Sud
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description – Assistant FAO Representat (Administration) (2101582)
Job Description CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 2101582 Assistant FAO Representat (Administration)
Closure Date: 17/Jun/2021, 12:59:00 AMOrganizational Unit: FRSAFJob Type: Staff positionType of Requisition: NPO (National Professional Officer)Grade Level: N-1Primary Location: South Africa-PretoriaDuration: One year with the possibility of extensionPost Number: 1075250CCOG Code: 1A12
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments
• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality• People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase• 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 SettingThe FAO Country Office in South Africa is headed by the FAO Representative, and assists the Government of South Africa to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and 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 post is located in the FAO Country Office in Pretoria, South Africa.
Reporting LinesThe Assistant FAO Representative (Administration) reports to the FAO Representative.

Technical FocusProgramme administration and financial management, including accounting and personnel administration.

Key ResultsEffective and efficient provision of administrative support to the programme and project activities of the FAO Representation.

Key Functions•         Provides support in the areas of administration, finance and budgetary control;

•         Maintains all financial records and monitoring systems of the office and assists with monitoring of various accounts; supervises and/or maintains imprest accounts; ensures that operational expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and that all committing documents are complete and consistent; and reports variations from budgets;
•         Supervises the administrative team;Assisting with organizing and/or retrieving, entering, selecting and analysing data from a wide variety of sources, including FAO’s corporate systems;
•         Prepares financial and administrative correspondence for the office, including the processing of payments in accordance established rules; maintains a filing system; and ensures that an appropriate paper trail with key documentation is archived.
•         Assists with the preparation of recurring reports on programme, project and office accounts; provides support in the preparation of  reports for budget planning, audits and other related requests ; and liaises with local banks and financial institutions;
•         Monitors the receipt of Government contributions and ensures that all procurement and custom clearances for programmes, projects and the office are properly requested and obtained;
•         Ensures the compliance with the Organization’s security guidelines (Minimum Operational Security Standards ‘ MOSS).
Minimum Requirements•         National of South Africa

•         Advanced university degree in a field related to business or public administration
•         One year of relevant experience in office management, administration, accounting and/or audit, budget or finance
•           Working knowledge (Level C) of English
•         Working knowledge of the local language (if not English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese)  
Competencies•         Results Focus

•         Team Work
•         Communication
•         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 the field of office management and administration including supervisory experience
•         Extent of knowledge of UN or standard operational rules and procedures and project/programme administrative management procedures
•         Extent of knowledge of FAO’s corporate systems and data base, or knowledge of other accounting or financial modules or applications relevant to accounting procedures or project budget management would be considered an asset
•         Demonstrated analytical and judgment skills and ability to apply rules and regulations in the subject field
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
GENERAL INFORMATION• AFAORs shall be granted fixed-term appointments for such period or periods as the Organization may determine and having an expiration date specified in the letter of appointment or extension. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the total length of service shall not exceed five years. Appointments, including extensions, do not carry any expectation of renewal or of conversion to another type of appointment. However, this does not preclude the incumbents from applying to other positions in the Organization• Staff members in this category are recruited locally and paid according to a local salary scale. Salary scales are reviewed periodically on the basis of comprehensive surveys of the best prevailing conditions of employment in the locality.• FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICEA competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link:

FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:• elements of family-friendly policies• flexible working arrangements• standards of conduct
HOW TO APPLY• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Job 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;• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;• Please 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 

• 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;• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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