Global Food Security Cluster Specialist (Project manager, Global Network against food crisis, Partnership Programme: Component 3)

Post date Tuesday, 13 July, 2021 - 15:17
Closing date Monday, 9 August, 2021 - 23:45
Document Type Vacancy Announcement
Sources Food Security Cluster / Sector, FAO
Filed under Job Vacancies

Job Posting: 12/Jul/2021

Closure Date: 26/Jul/2021, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: OER

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration: Up to 11 months

Reporting Lines

The Programme manager reports to the FAO and WFP Global Food Security Cluster Coordinators.

Technical Focus 

Under the supervision of the FAO and WFP global Food Security Cluster Coordinators and in close consultation with FAO and WFP Emergency Directors, the Global Food Security Cluster Specialist will have the following key functional responsibilities of gFSC within the partnership programme: 

  • Capitalize on Global Network knowledge and other international food security stakeholders, build a solid, evidence-based body of knowledge and a structured debate on typologies of crises and of successful context-based prevention, early action and response interventions with particular reference to operationalizing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus;
  • Serve as convening platform for all food security stakeholders at country level as well as globally, issuing evidence and consensus based operational response plans to food crisis, particularly in protracted and violence-affected countries; 
  • Support integrated programming that facilitate an integrated response across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus providing common messages for coordinated fundraising and resource allocation. 


Tasks and responsibilities

 The Global Food Security Cluster Specialist will:

  • Define project workplan, geographical priorities, supporting and advising the budget holder on resource allocations and remaining accountable for their timely delivery and for their quality;
  • Lead secondary data research and partners consultations on food crisis typologies. Identifying successful responses and associated best practices in operationalizing integrated multi sectors programming along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus;
  • Consult with all Network partners, relevant humanitarian and development stakeholders to adapt the design and implement the protocol to support a few countries level multi sector joint planning and localization;
  • Prepare the drafting of guidelines defining both food crises and related response typologies;
  • Contribute in the preparation of training materials and training plan to enhance the capacity at country level in developing integrated joint response plan using the protocol developed in point 3;
  • Be the focal point for the gFSC in the technical working group and/or the facility of the GNAFC;
  • Provide support to the core global cluster activities as per requested. 



Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in business or public administration, social science, political science, agronomy, food security or related field;
  • Seven years of relevant experience in inter-agency coordination, field operation management, humanitarian and/or development sector, preferably in food security and/or nutrition;
  • Working knowledge of English and French. 


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;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in needs assessment, cluster coordination and Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in rehabilitation, humanitarian policies development, programme formulation and implementation;
  • Extent and relevance of experience