Deadline: 05 August, 2020

Location: Rome, Italy

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Human Resources Recruitment Policy Specialist.

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


  • Conduct a review of existing recruitment and selection policies and procedures for all categories of staff
  • Research relevant regulations, rules, policies, and practices of other UN entities to identify needs for changes in FAO’s recruitment policies and procedures
  • Manage the timely development, production and dissemination of recruitment policies and guidelines for all categories of staff
  • Develop a communication strategy for the revised recruitment policies and conduct briefings/training both in HQ and the field offices
  • Coordinate the implementation, dissemination, and communication of guidelines for reference checks with the shared services centre, including the use of the UN clear check database
  • Prepare presentations, talking points and other inputs for chief recruitment and director, OHR on recruitment processes and procedures
  • Monitor and provide quality assurance, ensuring consistency of messages and rapid response to inquiries and information requests related to recruitment policies and procedures
  • Perform other relevant functions as required


  • University degree in Human Resources Management, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field
  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Human Resources Management, Law, Social Sciences, or a related field will be considered a strong asset
  • Work experience in UN agencies and major international organisations
  • Seven years, minimum, of proven extensive experience in drafting recruitment policies and guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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