Land and Water Officer, Cairo, Egypt

Land and Water Officer, Cairo, Egypt Land and Water Officer Job Posting: 22/Jun/2020 Closure Date: 13/Jul/2020, 9:59:00 PM Organizational Unit : RNE Job Type: Staff position Type of Requisition : Professional Grade Level : P-2 Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo Duration : Fixed term: 2 years with possibility of extension Post Number : 2006264 CCOG Code : 1R 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, nationality, background and culture Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position FAO does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. 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 Setting The Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (RNE) is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RNE, also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, water security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region. Reporting Lines The Land and Water Officer reports to Senior Land and Water Officer - Delivery manager of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative Technical Focus Land and water management, with focus on water resources management Key Results Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project / meeting services to support programme projects, products and services. Key Functions Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services; Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents; Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems; Updates databases and web pages; Participates on multidisciplinary project/work teams; Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars, etc.; Participates in the organization, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners. Specific Functions Supports the implementation of the different activities of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative Provides technical support on water accounting, water productivity and the use of non-conventional water for agriculture Provides technical support on land and water governance for agriculture, including groundwater governance Provides technical support to projects related to irrigation and water resources management Provides technical input to different documents related to the field of land and water management CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements Advanced university degree in hydraulic engineer, land and water management, hydrology or related fields Three years of relevant experience in activities related to land and water resources Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) 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 collecting and analysing technical information and data Extent and relevance of knowledge and experience in integrated land and water resources management Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation, editing and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops Extent and relevance of experience in the use of water resources assessment/management tools, models and methods, such as WEAP, MODFLOW, water accounting/auditing Extent of knowledge and experience in the Near East region is considered a strong asset Working knowledge of Arabic and/or French is considered a strong asset FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. GENERAL INFORMATION FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: 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 conduct. 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. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT


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