FAO recrute 01 Reporting and Resource Mobilization Specialist

FAO recrute 01 Reporting and Resource Mobilization Specialist


Mogadishu, Somalia
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement

Job Description


Reporting and Resource Mobilization Specialist

Job Posting: 12/May/2023

Closure Date: 26/May/2023, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FRSOM

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Somalia-Mogadiscio

Duration: 11 Months with possibility of extension

Post Number: N/A

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;

Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, 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 checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by the FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government in developing policies, strategies and programme aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in FAO’s global mandate and strategic objectives.

More specifically, FAO’s response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and responding to recurrent emergencies.

The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through livestock and crop production to natural resource management, Nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience-building, and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and close to 400 staff in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.

Reporting Lines

The Reporting and Resource Mobilization Specialist will be under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Somalia, the direct supervision of the Head of Strategy and Resource Mobilization and in close collaboration with the Head of Programme and FAO Reporting and Outreach Team in HQ.

Technical Focus 

The Reporting and Resource Mobilization Specialist will cultivate and maintain good donor relations, including through contributing timely responses to donor queries, developing ideas to increase fundraising, proactive formulation of donor briefing materials and facilitating donor missions to Somalia.  S/He will also develop country strategy documents, project proposals, briefs and other documents related to programmatic areas.

Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Contribute to cultivating and maintaining good donor relations, including through contributing timely responses to donor queries, developing ideas to increase fundraising, proactive formulation of donor briefing materials and facilitating donor missions to Somalia.

•    Develop country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs and other documents related to programmatic areas in close cooperation with relevant personnel. 

•    Map donor strategies, funding windows and related opportunities against FAO Somalia funding needs.

•    Contribute to the formulation of strategic information products on the FAO Somalia Programme for external and internal use, including corporate briefing and reporting requirements.  

•    Prepare briefing materials to showcase programme results, in close collaboration with FAO Somalia teams. 

•    Contribute to the formulation of concept notes and proposals. 

•    Contribute to strategic information products, including Situation Reports.

•    Initiate and facilitate the drafting of project/programme reports using the appropriate donor-specified or corporate templates.

•    Work closely with technical sectors, IM staff, and other colleagues to ensure reports satisfy reporting requirements and capture the required content accurately (e.g., including strategic alignment, deviation from planned activities, challenges, delays, etc.).

•    Support the same colleagues to enrich reports with greater emphasis on results, lessons, best practices, partnership, and key cross-cutting themes (e.g., gender, environmental sustainability).

•    Liaise with the M&E Unit to effectively report on project/programme impact and outcomes from assessment results, RMA studies, etc.

•    Conduct final quality review, troubleshooting and editing of all project reports and related materials prior to submission, ensuring reports are clear, concise and in-line with corporate standards, including FAO House Style.

•    Liaise closely with the Communication Officer and project/programme staff to produce and incorporate human impact stories, project photos and other visibility materials within reports.

•    Ensure all reports have the necessary clearances and revisions prior to submission (internal and technical), in accordance with FAO project cycle management guidelines.

•    Prepare briefing materials to showcase programme results, in close collaboration with FAO Somalia teams. 

•    Perform other related duties and travel as required.


Minimum Requirements

•    University degree in social sciences, international relations, economics, rural development, social development, project planning/management or a related field.

•    Five years of relevant experience in resource mobilization.

•    Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English level C for PSA.SBS.

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus 

•    Teamwork

•    Communication

•    Building Effective Relationships

•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills  

•    Work experience in resource mobilization, donor negotiations and proposal formulation.

•    Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and experience in data processing, analysis and report writing.

•    Relevant professional experience preferably in programme, analysis, reporting in humanitarian work.

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

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 

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


• 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.

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