Job Description

The Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (OSS) was established to support the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The work of OSS focuses on a number of key areas as fostering an enabling environment for effective South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC) in the Agriculture sector, promoting the uptake of sustainable Agricultural Practices, technologies, and innovations to address challenges in agriculture and rural development facing developing countries, establishing a hub for knowledge generation and documentation, promoting partnerships and collaborations with knowledge networks and platforms, and facilitating the exchange of development solutions in support of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Reporting Lines

The Junior Project Coordinator reports to the SSTC Programme Officer and under the overall guidance of the Director, OSS

Technical Focus

The Junior Project Coordinator will support the Project Implementation in line with FAO strategic objectives.

Task and responsibilities
  • Conduct the administrative work related to the implementation of project /activities, in accordance with FAO rules, procedures and systems

  • Support the project management and Coordination

  • Perform routine liaison with the donor and key national stakeholders targeted by the project 

  • Compile and analyze any data/information related to project implementation

  • Compile any needed info/documentation for the implementation of technical activities

  • Support project reporting and M&E

  • Set-up an update project-related database

  • Support any resource mobilization activities arising from the project

  • Support the organization of training activities undertaken by the project

  • Contribute the development of any documentation generated for/by the project (PPT presentations, project briefs, etc.)

  • Support the dissemination of project-generated documentation to selected national stakeholders in Korean language

  • Support the organization of any events organized by the projects

  • Perform any other duties as required

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWINGMinimum Requirements
  • University degree in social sciences or closely related field

  • Working knowledge of English (C Level) and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for COF.REG. For PSA.SBS a working knowledge of English

  • One-year experience in managing projects and/or risk management

FAO Core 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 is desirable

  • Extent and relevance of experience in liaison and coordination with multiple stakeholders

  • Extent and relevance of experience in compiling information and data

  • Extent and relevance of experience in report writing

  • Familiarity with the work of the UN system Understanding of FAO implementation modalities and systems (e.g. FPMIS)

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge Management experience, especially related to FAO, may be considered an asset

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate, draft and finalize clear technical and policy documents, guidelines and manuals, in English

Additional Selection Criteria
  • Working knowledge of Korean would be a strong asset

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