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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Vacancy Announcement No:
 FAO/19/2015
 
Issued on: 22 June 2015

Deadline for Application: 05 July 2015

Position Title:
 Operations Assistant (M&E Sector)
Grade Level: SC4

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational Unit:
 FAO-Somalia
 
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension    
 

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately    

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved:Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the M & E Sector Coordinator, the Operations Assistant will provide administrative and operational support in the formulation and implementation of the field programme at country office level. 

In particular (s)/he will;

Prepare from drafts provided, administrative and operational project documents and reports.

Maintain up-to-date basic records required for project implementation, and reference records on directives and procedures relating to field operations work; reconcile operational records with other corporate records of the organization regarding personnel, budget, training, purchases, contracts and reports.
 
On instruction of the supervisor, prepare a broad variety of administrative actions necessary for the timely implementation of projects, including recruitment actions, travel requests, briefing schedules and procurement of equipment, works and services as well as partnership agreement (LOA and PA).

Liaise with field staff, HQs, Public Administrations, NGO, Counterparts on all administrative and operations matters as requested.
 
During the absence of the direct supervisor, take appropriate action in the day-to-day work related to project activities in line with the approved work plans and brief the direct supervisor on return.

Review incoming mail and identify action to be taken; prepare replies on routine operational matters.
Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Completion of Secondary school education, competition of a general administration course will be an advantage.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant operations/ administrative experience in implementation of larger programmes or projects.
Technical Competencies
  • Relevant work experience in international development contexts, particularly complex environments.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc.
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 

To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Operations Assistant FAO 19 2015” in the subject heading. 
 

Position Title: Data Systems and Information Manager

Grade Level: SC10

Contract Type:
 Service Contract 

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Organizational Unit:
 FAO-Somalia 
 
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension    
 

Eligible Candidates: Kenyan nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately    

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the FAO Somalia Officer in Charge (O.I.C.), and under direct supervision of the FSNAU Chief Technical Adviser (CTA), the Data Systems and Information Manager will supervise and manage the Data Systems team activities in the DST unit of the EC funded and FAO managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSNAU).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

 
Management and Supervision
  • Manage all daily activities of the Data Systems Team staff including Data Analyst, GIS Analyst, Data Processor, Database Programmers (2) and Data Entry Clerks (2).
  • Ensure staff follow proper procedures and standards within their roles
  • Develop and deploy new processes and procedures in consultation with the appropriate parties
  • Ensure staff work efficiently, effectively and maintain a constructive and positive work environment
  • Evaluate staff performance using FAO/FSNAU guidelines
  • Support Nutrition, Food Security and Livelihoods related data management activities as necessary
  • Oversee development, deployment, and maintenance of a data validation system to ensure all field-based data are collected, transferred, stored, documented, and analysed using the highest level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Oversee analytical and data management work of the Data Analyst and Data Processor
  • Oversee spatial analysis, thematic mapping and remote sensing work of GIS Analyst
Data and Spatial Analysis
  • Develop and maintain all analytical tools and procedures related to the processing of food security information including statistical and spatial tools and procedures
  • Assist in food security analytical activities (regular and ad hoc) to ensure proper data collection instruments are developed, data are properly collected, managed, stored, validated, entered into the FSNAU Integrated Database and analysed in the statistical and spatial manner
  • Conduct and assist in any necessary analysis on food security data sets using FSNAU analytical procedures (third party statistical or custom made techniques and tools)
  • Support Nutrition related activities, analytical tools, procedures, and analysis as appropriate
  • Ensure all data are processed to enable spatial analysis and oversee spatial analysis techniques and results
Strategic Direction
  • Develop and deploy new analytical protocols and procedures in consultation with the Analysts, Technical Managers and Chief Technical Advisor
  • Maintain and Develop strategic direction with regards to data management, processing and analysis
  • Oversee development and deployment of new Information Management Systems in consultation with the Technical Managers and Chief Technical Advisor
Reporting and Documentation
  • Contribute to all FSNAU publications whenever necessary, including the regular Monthly and Technical Reports and ad hoc reports and press releases
  • Maintain and Develop documentation and manuals for the Data Systems Team including updating the operations manual, system user manuals, and system technical description documents. 
  • Ensure other Data Systems Team documentation is updated appropriately
Others
  • Support information management for Operations in consultation with Operations Manager to ensure procedures are followed and develop new processes whenever appropriate
  • Attend relevant workshops, meetings, trainings related to task of data management both internally and externally. In particular, contribute to the Somalia Statistics Working Group.
  • Work in conjunction with partners (especially other FAO projects) to ensure data management related tasks are not redundant or conducted in isolation
  • Train internal and external users in using data systems tools and techniques. Make presentations and contributions as necessary.
Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Masters degree in statistics, computer engineering / computer science, ICT, MIS.
Work Experience
  • Minimum of 7 years work experience in food security and nutrition data analysis and information systems with experience implementing and managing such systems.
Technical Competencies
  • At least 7 years work experience writing technical reports and presenting in meetings/workshops in food security/nutrition or related field and managing and supervising staff in related field.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics using SPSS, Epi Info, GIS and remote sensing applications.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout Somalia.
  • Previous experience working in Somalia will be an added advantage.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. 

To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Data Systems and Information Manager FAO 18 2015” in the subject heading. 

Position Title: Capacity Development Officer
2 Positions

Grade Level: SC10

Contract Type: Service Contract

Duty Station: Garowe & Mogadishu 
 
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia

Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension

Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately    

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and working in close consultation with the Technical Managers and Senior Analysts, the Capacity Development Officer’s primary task is to support the implementation of FSNAU’s institutional capacity development strategy for Somalia.
 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct capacity needs assessment within the relevant line Ministries, selected academic institutions and other relevant institutions in Nutrition and Food Security monitoring, assessment, analysis and reporting;
  • In consultation with the Ministries, academic institutions and other relevant institutions, identify the key capacity development priorities that are consistent with the scope of the FSNAU project;
  • Identify as well develop relevant training modules in consultation with FSNAU technical teams for both governments and academic institutions;
  • Liaise with line  Ministries and academic institutions for the identification and selection of staff to be trained;
  • Support the training process (provide orientation, giving assignments and exercises to trainees, reviewing and marking exercises and reports, developing and administering exams);
  • Support the identification of local academic institutions and faculty that can collaborate with FSNAU in the implementation its capacity development strategy;
  • Report regularly against achievements in capacity development activities; and
  • Perform other related duties as required and as assigned by CTA.
Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Masters degree in related field (agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition, sociology).
Work Experience
  • Minimum of 7 years relevant work experience (food security and/ or nutrition assessments training and capacity development).
  • Proven capacity development experience, including development of training modules and the implementation of capacity development strategies.
Technical Competencies
  • Communicating to build understanding and support.
  • Engaging in continuous learning.
  • Planning organizing and delivering quality results.
  • Understanding FAO mandate and its global context.
  • Working together in teams and partnerships.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country (English, French or Spanish) and working knowledge of the local language(s) is required.
  • Fluent in Somali language
IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a cover letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “Capacity Development Officer FAO 17 2015” in the subject heading. 

Position Title: National Consultant (Fish Consumption)
 
Grade Level: N/A

Contract type:
 Service Contract

Duty Station: Bosaso, Somalia

Organizational Unit:
 FAO-Somalia
 
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension


Eligible Candidates: Somali nationals only

Anticipated start date: Immediately

General Description of Tasks and Objectives to be Achieved: Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Fisheries Sector Coordinator and working closely with the Head of Unit Fleet Renewal and Fish Consumption and Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources the National Consultant will;

Conduct several training workshops throughout Somalia on:
  • Value added fish drying, utilizing the abundant pelagic resources to train remote coastal fishing communities and other vulnerable communities such as internally displaced peoples of Somalia;
  • Post-harvest and cold chain fish processing and handling, working closely with fishing communities and private sector fish marketing stakeholders;
  • In close collaboration with NGOs, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources and the private sector, develop national fish quality standards and codes of practice to support and encourage significant improvements in fish handling practice across Somalia;
  • With support from FAO Technical Experts, and other stakeholders, develop appropriate publications and training materials to increase the impact and sustainability of all activities above;
  • Investigate and coordinate efforts to improve access of Somali fish products to markets, nationally and internationally, but with an emphasis on products and markets that will increase food security in Somalia;
  • Investigate species discarded by Somali fishermen, and experiment with ways in which these can be utilised to create products for which there would be economic demand, and ways in which Somali consumers can be persuaded or educated to use them;
  • Perform other activities as required for implementation of the Fisheries Programme.
Minimum Requirements

Education:
  • Undergraduate degree in Food Technology, Fisheries or any other relevant subject.
Work Experience:
  • Minimum of at least 2 years of relevant practical field experience in fisheries or other food sector and, working with communities will be an advantage.
Technical Competencies
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning and implementation of participatory trainings with an adult target audience;
  • Experience in the preparation of training materials and publications supporting capacity building in the food sector;
  • Experience in assignments with FAO and/or other development partners;
  • Successful completion of assignments in developing countries and Africa in particular would be an advantage
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Somali is required.
Languages:
  • Working knowledge (level C) of the FAO official language used for communication within the country 
  • English and working knowledge of the local language (Somali) is required.
IT Skills:
  • Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Exchange) etc. 
  • Ability to use accounting software and other information systems and databases to insert data, make enquiries, retrieve/define ad hoc reports and analyses and edit results in appropriate format.
Office Management Skills:
  • Systematic, well-structured and efficient approach to work assignments. 
  • Analytical ability, accuracy and consistency. 
  • Exercise diligence and care in dealing with records and expenditures.
Interpersonal Communications and Teamwork Skills:
  • The incumbent must possess a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to work in an international environment. 
  • Tact and courtesy. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural background.  
How to Apply: 

Interested applicants are required to submit 

(1) a covering letter, 

(2) detailed Curriculum Vitae and 

(3) Personal Profile form (PPF) from FAO iRecruitment. To create the PPF, please follow the instructions available at:http://www.fao.org/employment/irecruitment-access/en/ 

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line profile are completed.

Please send your application to HR-Somalia@fao.org quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. “National Consultant Fish Consumption FAO 20 2015” in the subject heading. 
 

Applications received after the closing date and applications without all the specified / required documents will not be given consideration. 


Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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