FAO – Administrative Officer.

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Organizational Unit: FAO Representation in Somalia, FRSOM

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition: Professional Project

Grade Level: P-4

Primary Location: Kenya-Nairobi

Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension

Post Number: 2008269

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

 

The position will be moved to Mogadishu, Somalia in due course.

Reporting Lines

 The Administrative Officer reports to the FAO Representative in Somalia. 

Technical Focus

Financial management of and administrative support to Country programmes.

Key Results

Comprehensive technical, statistical, analytical and/or policy analysis services and the development of specialized tools, methodologies, systems and/or databases to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of the programme of work and related products, projects, publications, and services.

Key Functions

  • Advises in the preparation of the Programme of Work and Budget (PWB) in consultation with relevant technical officers and the headquarters technical divisions; prepares and consolidates work plans; proposes revised plans and strategic measures to implement successfully the biennial programme of work and monitor effectively budgetary trends;
  • Prepares periodic budget reports for submission; prepares post planning and monitoring and other regular and ad hoc reports;
  • Contributes to the development of results-based management concepts and policies and monitoring and reporting procedures;
  • Develops, implements and monitors corporate activities, identifies operational, administrative, information technology and other constraints and proposes solutions to improve quality, timeliness and cost effectiveness;
  • Overviews the maintenance of imprest accounts and other budgetary reports; acts as Certifying Officer, monitors availability of funds under all programmes; ensures that financial commitments and expenditures are accurate and consistent with established guidelines;
  • Trains and supervises staff and field project personnel on all administrative and operational matters and undertakes special missions for training on budgetary, financial and managerial issues in line with the Organization’s regulations policies and procedures;
  • Establishes effective working relationships with Government counterparts at appropriate level for Government contributions to the work programme;
  • Oversees operational and staffing requirements of the Office and its projects, and ensures optimal staffing of the office and projects;
  • Participates in review meetings to assess managerial and operational capacities, scrutinizes reliability and solvency of selected implementing partners;
  • Assesses training needs and encourages training events as well as other human resources-related activities;
  • Optimises the management of Office’s premises, the allocation of space and the provision of services for the renovation and the maintenance of premises and be responsible for security for Minimum Operating Security Standard (MOSS) compliance;
  • Establishes and maintains partnership with units at headquarters, interacts with Internal and External Auditors and prepares replies to audit observations and queries;
  • Organizes and participates in meetings, workshops, celebrations and other events;
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Specific Functions

  • Develops, maintains and manages all activities related to Cash Transfer Operations in the field; with particular care to Mobile Money Operations;
  • Oversees the Money Transfer Sector in Somalia, including Money Vendors, Banks Public Sector and Mobile Operations;
  • Monitors and streamlines procedures related to MTOs (Money Transfer Operators) in the field to ensure transparency and accountability in accordance to Compliance requirements;
  • Monitors expenditure against assigned project budgets by the Operations Unit for small time payments and general operating expense related payments;
  • Provides oversight in all actions required for closing projects as requested by different sectors.

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CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in business or public administration, accounting or a related field;
  • Seven years of experience in financial management, general administration and planning;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Competencies

  • 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 financial management, administration and planning;
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge of money transfer, including money vendors, banks, public sector and mobile operators;
  • Extent of knowledge of FAO’s financial rules and regulations is considered an asset;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in organizing programme proposals and monitoring programme implementation.

  

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Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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GENERAL INFORMATION

 

  • FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment
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    CONDITIONS OF SERVICE

 

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm 
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance
• Disability protection

 

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

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;
    • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
    • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

Closure Date: 27/Jan/2021, 1:59:00 AM


If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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