Deadline: 7 July 2021
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Executive Coordinator in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 1 year.
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Executive Coordinator will perform the following functions-
- Lead the GCF Unit and coordinate the broader FAO-GCF community to harmonize FAO’s work on GCF worldwide and to ensure effective collaboration on GCF portfolio development and implementation, monitoring and support.
- Lead FAO’s partnership with the GCF and provide strategic oversight of FAO’s engagement with the GCF, including liaison with the GCF Secretariat, GCF Accredited Agencies and GCF Board members and observers.
- Ensure efficient and effective GCF Unit operations, including operational planning, implementation, technical supervision, output monitoring and quality control of the FAO-GCF portfolio including projects under development and catalyse the larger FAO-GCF community’s support in this regard.
- Advise and support FAO’s Members in accessing GCF investments and strengthen their capacity in developing and implementing GCF projects and programmes, in collaboration with other responsible units of the Organization.
- Coordinate and engage with relevant offices, technical divisions and Decentralized Offices, channelling FAO’s diverse expertise to support countries in the identification, preparation, implementation and evaluation of FAO GCF projects and programmes.
- Oversee the implementation of the FAO-GCF Strategy and Action Plan and promote coherence with FAO’s Strategic Framework and related programmatic priorities.
- Develop FAO capacities for GCF project formulation and implementation, through the development and dissemination of guidance materials, formal and on–the–job training, and use of experts.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in economics, environmental economics, environmental sciences, environmental law, or related fields.
- Minimum 12 year’s relevant professional experience with large multilateral environmental funding organizations (in particular with GCF) and in designing, managing, supporting, and evaluating large global portfolios of projects and programmes in developing countries.
- Experience in collaborative policy and programme development globally and in fostering and strengthening partnerships as it relates to GCF.
- Experience in representing an organization at international fora, including requisite negotiation and communication skills.
- Experience in project design, project implementation and evaluation.
- Experience in resource mobilization, including coordinating project proposals for funding and interacting with donors and funding agencies.
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds, and of diverse technical and professional backgrounds.
- Demonstrate success in managing at a programme scale.
- Demonstrate skills and experiencing in participatory strategic planning, managing for results and in providing budgetary oversight for programme delivery.
- Demonstrate knowledge of GCF programmatic directions and policies is considered a strong asset.
- Work knowledge in English and a limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit FAO.