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    Apply: FAO Programme Assistant

    Deadline: 03 July, 2020

    Location: Rome, Italy

    Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant.

    FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.


    • Collect and compile data on programme/project activities to support reporting on programme/project delivery
    • Provide information on programme/project expenditures and status of programme/project budget
    • Process, format and proofread reports, documents, publications and correspondence related to the work of the unit from draft texts
    • Review and direct correspondence, calls and queries to appropriate contacts; provide for background information; respond to routine enquiries
    • Make arrangements for meetings, seminars and events
    • Implement logistics, prepare correspondence, compile and distribute documents, make administrative arrangements
    • Initiate and follow up on administrative and financial actions related to staff management, non-staff support, travel, payments and procurement
    • Perform other duties as required


    • Secondary school education
    • Three years of relevant experience in financial and/or administrative support work
    • Experience in an international/multicultural organisation
    • Work experience and knowledge in the ICT area, in particular ICT sourcing, licenses and tender processing
    • Work experience and knowledge of usage of IT framework contracts
    • Knowledge of FAO associated tools (e.g. GRMS, Taleo, iMIS)
    • Knowledge of FAO human resources, procurement, administrative and basic financial rules
    • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)
    • Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet and office technology equipment
    • Good knowledge of corporate information systems
    • Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
    • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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