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Junior Professional Officer (Liaison)

Employer
FAO
Location
New York City, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Statistics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

2203098

Job Posting : 14/Nov/2022

Closure Date : 15/Dec/2022, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FAOLON

Job Type : Staff position

Type of Requisition : APO (Associate Professional Programme)

Primary Location : United States-New York

Duration : Fixed-term, 2 years with possibility of extension

Post Number : TBD

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 nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

All selected candidates will 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 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

The Food and Agriculture Organization Liaison Office with the United Nations in New York (FAOLON) was established on 16 March 1956. It replaced the Sub-Office of the North American Regional Office.

Reporting Lines

The Associate Professional Officer reports to the Senior Liaison Officer under the overall guidance of the Director, FAO Liaison Office to the United Nations in New York (FAOLON).

Technical Focus

Support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by liaising with key partners and UN agencies and member countries in New York. Support the establishment and maintenance of relations with the Liaison Office with the United Nations, contribution to and promotion of UN activities of relevance to FAO.

Key Results

Collection, analysis and use of information, data and statistics, and project/meeting services to support programme products, projects, and publications.

Key Functions
  • Collects, reviews/cross checks and/or analyses relevant agricultural, economic, trade, market, social, environmental, nutrition/food composition and/or gender related data, statistics and information to support delivery of programme projects, products, publications and services
  • Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical documents and/or publications
  • Participates in the development of improved tools and methodologies
  • Updates databases and web pages
  • Participates on multi-disciplinary project/work teams
  • Participates in the development of training 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 FAO' collaboration with governmental and organizational counterparts to facilitate programme coordination and promotion including Hand-in-Hand activities;
  • Contributes to UN activities relevant to FAO's mandate, supports information flows from headquarters streams to the Liaison Office with the UN (LON);
  • Researches opportunities for FAO to project organizational capacities and priorities into agendas and activities at the UN Common System level and with counterparts;
  • Supports FAO participation in interagency forums, reviews areas to improve the effectiveness of FAO communication strategies and approaches;
  • Supports knowledge sharing and awareness within FAO of UN perspective and priorities on identified activities and assists FAO units with UN system networking;
  • Contributes to FAO positions and capacities in collaborative activities with the UN;
  • Produces a variety of information-related documents and reports and drafts replies to inquiries from UN partners on subjects falling within the competence of FAO.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
  • Advanced university degree in international development, development economics, international law, business administration, agriculture/forestry/fisheries, agricultural economics, or another field relevant to the work of the Organization;
  • Three years of relevant experience in international relations, international development, donor aid programmes, fundraising, grant negotiations support;
  • Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate - level B) of one of the other official FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish).

Note: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed to PEOPLE WITH DUTCH NATIONALITY AND NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME (maximum of four years relevant working experience).
http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdf
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • 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 external relations and outreach activities, institutional collaboration and partnership with governments, private sector and development regional, national and local agencies.;
  • Knowledge and experience in resource mobilization;
  • Extent and relevance of relevant experience in agricultural development, capacity development, training, knowledge sharing, and international technical cooperation programmes;
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FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

• All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills
• FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment or to make an appointment at a lower grade

• Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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
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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 only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

• 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;
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO's behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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