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JUNIOR PROFESSIONAL OFFICER (FOOD SECURITY) - Food and Agriculture Organization


Organizational Setting
FAO's Subregional Office for Eastern Africa is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing subregional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with subregion-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). It assists the FAO Representations (FAORs) in the subregion with addressing subregional food security, agriculture and rural development issues at country level. The Subregional Office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for Africa (RAF).
Reporting Lines
The Junior Professional Officer (Food Security) reports to the Subregional Coordinator and technically reports to the relevant technical officer in Multidisciplinary Team
Technical Focus
Food security and sustainable food and agriculture for development
Key Results
Analytical and database/web services to support programmes, projects, products and services.
Key Functions
· Analyzes relevant technical social, economic, environmental, and technology information, data and/or statistics for input in various documents
· Maintains records and updates databases and web pages
· Provides technical support to various projects
· Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars etc.
· Participates in the organization and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners
Specific Functions
· Collects and analyses data on Food Security in the subregion;
· Contributes to the preparation of technical documents and provides inputs to member states on Food Security;
· Participates in resilience and food security sector discussions and activities and provides regular feedback;
· Assists in conducting agricultural sector-specific assessments and relates to food security;
· Supports the regular exchange of information on Food Security in the subregional offices, regional office and headquarters;
· Sustains the identification, formulation, implementation and monitoring of programmes and projects.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Minimum Requirements
· Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Development, Economics, or any other field related to the work of the Organization One year of relevant experience in agriculture and/or food security programmes
· Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian
Competencies
· Results Focus
· Teamwork
· Communication
· Building Effective Relationships
· Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
· Extent and relevance of experience in agriculture and/or food security programmes
· Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
· Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops
· Working knowledge of English and French is desirable
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
· Candidates should be 32 years of age or younger as of 31 December of the year of application.
· All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills.
· Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
· 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.
REMUNERATION
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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