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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
PROFESSIONAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO
Issued on: 22 February 2017
Deadline For Application: 22 March 2017
POSITION TITLE: Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) GRADE LEVEL: NO-B
DUTY STATION: Monrovia, Liberia
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: FAOR DURATION ?: Fixed term: two years
POST NUMBER: 1052063
CCOG CODE: 1.A.02
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities depending on the evolving needs of the Organization.
The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are 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.
The Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) reports to the FAO Representative (FAOR).
Programme development, coordination and operational assistance based on the knowledge of the local conditions, culture,
language and institutions of the country of assignment.
Effective and efficient coordination and provision of the technical and operational support of the programme and project activities of
the FAO Representation.
Liaises and assists government authorities and local, national and international institutions in the areas of FAO’s activities
in the country and with other UN agencies. He/she may represent FAO at inter-agency meetings as required;
Promotes the image of FAO through advocacy of the Organization’s mandate, programmes, national priorities and
activities including development and maintenance of communication tools such as website, press releases and
publications, and support the implementation of FAO’s regulatory framework (Codex Alimentarius, Code of Conduct for
Responsible Fisheries, Safe Use of Pesticides, etc.) in the country;
Coordinates the collection, consolidation and maintenance of country data on food, crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries
including information on external aid in FAO’s corporate systems and monitor changes in national policies affecting the
Participates in producing technical, economic and policy studies as required and developing country level development
frameworks such as the Country Programming Framework (CPF) and the United Nations Development Assistance
Participates in the identification, formulation and preparation of programme and project proposals and monitor and review
the status of programme/project implementation to ensure that all operational activities are carried out in line with the work
plan and the project document; identify inconsistencies and delays and, when necessary, propose corrective measures to
overcome operational constraints;
Briefs, trains and supervises lower grade level programme staff regarding all aspects of the job. Ensures adherence to
procedures and work requirements and accuracy and diligence of the work provided.
Performs other duties as required
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
National of the country of assignment
University degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry, fisheries, or any other field related to the work of the
Four years of relevant experience in agricultural development and/or project implementation in an area of FAO's activities
in the country OR Advanced University degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry, fisheries, or any other field
related to the work of the Organization and two years of relevant experience in agricultural development and/or project
implementation in an area of FAO's activities in the country
Level C of the official communication language used for FAO communication with the country (English, French, Spanish,
Arabic, Chinese or Russian)
Working knowledge of the local language (if not English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese)
Limited knowledge (Level B) of English (if the main communication language is French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project development and management
Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of the technical programme, operational guidelines and
project/programme management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO
Extent and relevance of experience in the field of policy analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and
Extent and relevance of experience in the collection of country data on food, crops, livestock, forestry and fisheries
Extent and relevance of experience in the identification, formulation and preparation of programme and project proposals
as well as programme/project implementation, monitoring and review
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and
All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills.
Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your iRecruitment online profile
(see “How to Apply”). We strongly recommend that you ensure that the information is accurate and
complete including employment record, academic qualifications and language skills.
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational
institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice and the endorsed
candidates will be considered for the Employment Roster for a period of 2 years.
Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments.
A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances
and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the iRecruitment website at http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ and complete
your online profile. Only applications received through iRecruitment will be considered.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
Vacancies will be removed from iRecruitment 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.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: iRecruitment@fao.org
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