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The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government to develop policies, strategies and programmes aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of 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, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and respond 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 in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.
The Senior Programme Officer (Programme and Operations) reports to the FAO Representative in Somalia.
Support the Regional Office with particular focus on programme development, resource mobilization and programme implementation.
Provides leadership and technical policy expertise for the planning, development and implementation of divisional programmes of work, projects, products, services in accordance with FAO Strategic Objectives and in alignment with the Organization’s Gender Policy.
• Plans, manages or leads highly-specialised or multidisciplinary teams of assigned programmes/projects;
• Leads the preparation and/or review of Country Programming Framework (CPF) and its operationalization and work plans and the supporting budgets/and/or resourcing strategies;
• Coordinates programme/project formulation activities;
• Leads resource mobilization activities; establishes partnerships to explore funding opportunities, leads negotiations of funding agreements and project relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project cycle, including to support implementation, facilitates monitoring and compliance issues and ensure submission of report;
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.;
• Leads and /or collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities within the country such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events, including preparation of related information, learning, online tools;
• Monitors programme/project activities in the country.
• Coordinates the identification of policy implications and monitors relevant policy environment issues for the implementation of FAO’s agricultural disaster-preparedness, response, transition and development strategies;
• Leads national policy dialogue and aid coordination mechanisms on food security, agriculture and rural development matters through preparation of and participation in relevant Technical Working Groups and other meetings;
• Lead programme-related activities within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and other forms of joint strategy development, programming and prioritization and assesses the progress made in achieving the outputs and outcomes;
• Leads and facilitates, the overall development and implementation of the FAO country field programme, ensuring alignment with the country development priorities, the UNDAF and FAO’s Strategic Framework in consultation with development partners and recipients;
• Leads the preparation of annual reports and relevant documentation;
• Advocates the interests of the agricultural sector ensuring that it is accorded due priority on the agenda of the host government, donors and other development partners;
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial;
• Provides advice to project formulators and budget holders of FAO funded projects during formulation and implementation;
• Monitors key deliverables, project results and main targets to ensure timely result-based deliverables of FAO projects and programme in the country.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
• Advanced university degree in an area related to the activities of the Organization, i.e. agriculture, forestry, fishery, economics, social science, business administration, political science or a closely related field;
• Ten years of relevant experience in project or programme management, including planning and both at national and international level;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
• Results Focus
• Leading, Engaging and Empowering
• Partnering and Advocating
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
• Strategic Thinking
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential;
• Extent and relevance of experience in the field of developing and managing country field programme from design to delivery (programme/project identification formulation, analysis, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation);
• Extent and relevance of experience in the management of technical cooperation projects and programmes, including the management of emergency, recovery and rehabilitation related programmes;
• Proven track record in resource mobilization;
• Extent and relevance of experience in and ability to negotiate with senior officials in national governments, inter-governmental organizations and other institutions and in designing collaborative networks and joint programmes;
• Familiarity with the UN system wide policies and processes applying to decentralized locations is desirable.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
• 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 SERVICE
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
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance
• Disability protection
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 conduc
HOW TO APPLY
• 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;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
• Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
• 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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