Senior Programme Specialist (Faw)

Senior Programme Specialist (Faw)
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Senior Programme Specialist (Faw)

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Senior Programme Specialist (FAW)

Job Posting: 15/Aug/2019
Closure Date: 06/Sep/2019, 4:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: AGP
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration: Up to 11 months
Post Number: N/AIMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
_______________________________________________________________________________________FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

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 SettingThe Global Fall Armyworm Programme (FAW), hosted by the Plant Production and Protection Division at FAO, provides technical and organizational support to member countries on the sustainable management of the Fall Armyworm.Reporting LinesThe Consultant/PSA will work under the supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser (Sustainable Management of the Fall Armyworm).Technical Focus
The Consultant/PSA will support the technical coordination and implementation of the FAW programme.Tasks and responsibilitiesIn general, designated tasks and responsibilities will include:Providing technical assistance on the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects for FAW management;
Liaising with R4D Consortium and other stakeholders concerning the most innovative and sustainable approaches to FAW management;
Assisting in drafting and reviewing relevant documents and reports; identifying priorities, liaising with relevant parties and identifying follow-up actions;
Contributing to consultations and other meetings and conferences, including proposals for agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;
Undertaking field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and supporting FAW- FFS cv development;
Facilitating discussions to promote adoption of FAMEWS among different stakeholders;
Providing technical and policy guidance to national programmes, partner organizations, and regional and international organizations.CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWINGMinimum Requirements
Qualification requirements for Consultants/PSAs: Advanced university degree for Consultants and university degree for PSAs in entomology, pest management, crop protection, or related field
Relevant experience: at least ten years of relevant experience in in technical cooperation related activities, policy advice and analysis relating to food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, pest management, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes
Language requirements:
Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian (for Consultants)
For PSAs, working knowledge of only one UN language is required.FAO Core Competencies
Results Focus
Teamwork
Communication
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Technical/Functional Skills
Extent and relevance of field experience
Knowledge of French and local languages is considered an asset
Extent and relevance of experience in providing technical support and trainings
Formal training and/or experience in Android OS, smartphones and mobile apps is considered an asset
Demonstrated didactical ability and social skills.
Proven ability to behave and interact sensitively in various cultural contexts.
Extent and relevance of knowledge and understanding of the work of international organizations, regional entities and national governments._______________________________________________________________________________________
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

_______________________________________________________________________________________ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.For more information, visit the FAO employment websiteHOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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