Deadline: 31 August, 2020

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

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

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

Responsibilities

  • Build network of collaboration with governmental and organisational counterparts to facilitate programme coordination and promotion
  • Develop and negotiate effective working relationships with international, regional and national stakeholders and promote FAO positions and capacities in collaborative activities with external counterparts
  • Monitor and identify critical programme issues where FAO inputs/involvement is needed, and organise information flows from external collaborators to programme units
  • Facilitate mobilisation of resources by supporting the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc
  • identify challenges and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions
  • Promote FAO positions and capacities in collaborative activities with external counterparts
  • Lead in preparation of concept notes and related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget, etc)

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in International Relations, Public Relations, Political Science, and International Cooperation for Development, Development Economics or a related field
  • Three years, minimum, of relevant experience in partnership building, fundraising, negotiations, public relations/advocacy, preferably in the areas of food and agriculture
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French or of one of the other FAO official languages
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
  • Readiness to carry out visits to project sites and duty travel as required
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in emergency situations with tight deadlines
  • Experience in a liaison function
  • Excellent team-building and cross-cultural skills
  • Thorough knowledge of FAO’s PCM guidelines and requirements
  • Sound knowledge of FAO’s procedures and guidelines

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Alex Roberts

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