Programme Officer (FAOR Network), Cairo, Egypt

Programme Officer (FAOR Network), Cairo, Egypt Programme Officer (FAOR Network) 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-3 Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo Duration : Fixed term: 1 year with possibility of extension Post Number : 2005124 CCOG Code : 1A02 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 the 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 regional priority activities and business development in line with SDGs. 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 a wide range of partners, including resource partners, the private sector and non-state actors, including regional institutions such as the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). Reporting Lines The Programme Officer reports to Deputy Regional Representative, FAORNE Technical Focus Provide budget management and monitoring support as well as training to FAO Representations staff with a view to streamlining effective budgetary, operational and administrative functions in the Near East and North Africa FAOR Network. Contribute to strengthening partnership and knowledge networks within and outside the Organization, supporting country-level actions guided by FAO's Country Programming Framework (CPF) as well as increasing South-South and triangular cooperation. Key Results Develop, implement, monitor and evaluate assigned programme/projects. Key Functions Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyses programme/project development and implementation; Reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.; Prepares various written outputs, e.g. drafts background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.; Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities; Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). Specific Functions Supports country-level actions guided by FAO's CPFs, subregional and regional priority frameworks and higher-level strategic frameworks of the Organization in order to transform FAO's knowledge products into country-level results and impacts; Reviews requests/proposals related to country offices' budgets, operations, administration/management and recommend appropriate actions/decisions; Prepares consolidated Periodic Budgetary Reports on country offices, including preparation of staff planning according to expected occupancy of posts across various Organizational Outputs as well as AOS-funded posts; Contributes to the preparation of the biennial Programme of Work and Budget for RNE and, in particular, the FAOR Network, and also to the development of results-based management concepts and policies; Coordinates and consolidate the preparation of FAO country offices' yearly budget allotments and budget revisions as required, including AOS expected; Liaises with relevant HQ units, and in particular OSD, CS and OSP, on policy and procedural matters to facilitate the solution of operational, administrative and financial problems in FAO Representations, to implement new systems, policies and procedures and make recommendations thereon; Contributes to the monitoring, review and reporting of FAO's field programme operated by FAORs at country level and to provide related operational support; Monitors data base records of Government Cash and In-Kind contributions to FAO country offices; Contributes to ensuring the implementation of improvements of offices' premises and their compliance with MOSS standards; Interacts with Internal and External Auditors and prepare replies to audit observations and queries. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements Advanced university degree in business administration or public administration, social science, political science, international development, international relations or a related field Five years of relevant experience in - project or programme management, administration or related area 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 operations and administration of development assistance programmes in the field. Extent and relevance of experience in national, international and/or UN Organizations in assistance programme Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project formulation, analysis, planning and implementation Understanding of FAO policies and programmes 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: https://ift.tt/2YEnHn2 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: Careers@fao.org FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

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