Advocacy Manager (Somalia)

Advocacy Manager (Somalia) The Advocacy Manager provides overall leadership, management and strategic direction to NRC’s policy and advocacy work for Somalia. The role is responsible for identifying factors driving Somalia’s humanitarian crisis for public and private advocacy, produce advocacy materials for policy, research, analysis and guidance for the NRC global network for internal and public purposes, strengthening the incorporation of advocacy into all aspects of NRC’s activities in-country and guiding NRC’s advocacy messaging to promote an improved protection and humanitarian response environment in Somalia. The role envisages working closely with the NRC Somalia team. Generic responsibilities Lead and coordinate NRC’s engagement with humanitarian policy issues and related advocacy, including by developing briefing papers and helping NRC’s team navigate issues relating to humanitarian access; Work with field teams to identify key advocacy issues relating to NRC’s programmes, in…

National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation), Cairo, Egypt

National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation), Cairo, Egypt CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2001630 National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation) Job Posting: 22/Jul/2020 Closure Date: 12/Aug/2020, 9:59:00 PM Organizational Unit : RNE Job Type: Staff position Type of Requisition : NPO (National Professional Officer) Grade Level : N-2 Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo Duration : One year with the possibility of extension Post Number : 2006345 CCOG Code : 1H01 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 and nationality People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase 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 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, 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 National Professional Officer (South-South Cooperation) reports to Senior Partnerships Officer (Resource Mobilization). Technical Focus Programme development, coordination and operational assistance based on the knowledge of the local conditions, culture, language and institutions of the country of assignment. Key Results Effective and efficient coordination and provision of the technical and operational support of the programme and project activities in the area of South-South Cooperation (SSC). Key Functions Supports the preparation of annual south-south cooperation work plans to achieve FAO's targets; Collaborates with and supports FAO's regional initiatives, regional office and respective country Offices to mobilize resources and south-south cooperation partnerships in line with defined corporate priorities; Liaises with government authorities and local, national and international institutions as well as private sector and civil society partners to explore funding opportunities; supports negotiations of funding agreements and project proposals; Maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project cycle, including to support implementation, facilitate monitoring and compliance issues and submission of reports, as required; Supports capacity development efforts in support of staff with regard to Resource Mobilization and SSC partnerships through policy development, the production of training material and delivery of training; Participates in the organization of marketing and outreach activities related to FAO's Strategic Objectives and defined priority areas; facilitates resource partner meetings, events and outreach campaigns; Contributes to the Resource Mobilization and South-South Cooperation functional networks and supports Regional Initiatives teams; monitors and reports on key results; Participates in the identification, formulation and preparation of programme and project proposals and monitors and reviews 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; identifies inconsistencies and delays and, when necessary, proposes corrective measures to overcome operational constraints; Briefs, trains and supervises junior staff; ensures adherence to procedures and work requirements as well as accuracy and diligence of the work provided; Performs other duties as required. CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING Minimum Requirements National of EgyptAdvanced university degree in agriculture, agricultural economics, forestry, fisheries, social sciences or any other field related to the work of the OrganizationTwo years of relevant experience in a technical area relevant to FAO's global mandate and/or project implementation linked to FAO's activities in the countryWorking knowledge (Level C) of English and Arabic Competencies Results FocusTeamworkCommunicationBuilding Effective RelationshipsKnowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement Technical/Functional Skills Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirableExtent and relevance of experience in programme/project development and management in south-south cooperation projects and programmesDemonstrated 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 FAOExperience in institutional collaboration and partnership with governments, private sector and development regional, national and local agenciesExtent of relevant experience in capacity development, training, knowledge sharing, and international technical cooperation programmes Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency. GENERAL INFORMATION Staff members in this category are recruited locally and paid according to a local salary scale. Salary scales are reviewed periodically on the basis of comprehensive surveys of the best prevailing conditions of employment in the locality. 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: 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. 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