Coordinator of the Agriculture Cluster (Agriculture Task Force) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Post date Wednesday, 25 November, 2020 - 17:50
Closing date Sunday, 29 November, 2020 - 23:45
Document Type Vacancy Announcement
Sources Food Security Cluster / Sector
Filed under Job Vacancies

Job Title: Programme Officer/Coordinator

Division/Department: FAO Representation in Ethiopia (FRETH)

Duty Station: Addis Ababa 

Expected Start Date of Assignment: December 2020

Duration: 11 months

Minimum requirement: 3 years of experience and previous experience in coordination, fluency  in English is required.

Should you be interested, please submit your updated PHF/P11 and also indicate your earliest availability date.

Submission deadline by Sunday 29 November (GMT+1).


Please send your applications including CV and p11 form to the following email address:


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging development issues and trends, participation in impact evaluation or equivalent studies
  • Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities
  • Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions
  • Assists in the implementation and management of projects/programmes
  • Provide technical and managerial supervision to staff assigned to him/her 
  • Undertakes outreach activities; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive support, data collection
  • Coordinates with national/local authorities, state institutions, local civil society and other relevant actors
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate humanitarian coordination mechanisms
  • Ensures appropriate attention to priority crosscutting and cross-sectorial issues (e.g. gender, protection, environment, age, human rights, etc.)
  • Coordinates needs assessments, analysis, advocacy messages
  • Harmonizes response and targeting approaches
  • Undertakes advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Performs any other task, as requested by the supervisor

The ATF coordinator will work impartially with all members of the ATF, serving and representing the group as a whole. She/he will work closely with the UN Humanitarian/Resident Coordinator or their designated official as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in political science, international relations, agriculture, economics or related fields
  • Professional experience in humanitarian response 
  • Three years of relevant experience in project or programme management, international cooperation or related area
  • Excellent knowledge of English, spoken and in writing


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, particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Ability to work and plan at strategic as well as operational levels
  • Work experience with inter-governmental bodies and multi-disciplinary teams
  • Understanding of the international humanitarian response architecture, including coordination mechanisms, humanitarian reform and action, and funding mechanisms
  • Facilitation, presentation and communication skills
  • Work experience with Government and development partners in Ethiopia is essential
  • Ability to work under pressure and willingness to travel frequently to rural areas of Ethiopia
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills
  • Extent of experience with UN, intergovernmental and international organizations in technical assistance mechanism
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