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Zero Hunger Strategy Development International Consultant

Job Posting: 17/Dec/2019

Closure Date: 31/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : RNE

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 6 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

FAO is supporting the League of Arab States (LAS) in developing a Regional Strategic Framework and Action Plan (RSFAP) on Achieving SDG2 and Ending Hunger in the Arab Region. The International Consultant with work closely with the Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Department (SDIC) of LAS, FAO Team and the Regional Consultant to lead the development of the RSFAP.

Reporting Lines

The International Consultant reports to FAO Policy Officer under the overall guidance of the Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative, RNE and the technical guidance of the Regional Programme Leader.

Technical Focus

Lead the preparation of RSFAP following a consultative process that incorporate inputs of Member States, LAS’s Sub-Committee on Ending Hunger, as well as LAS and FAO teams.

  • Strategies development
  • Design and facilitation of high-level consultation meetings
  • Various reports as per the above deliverables

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Use various inputs, prepare a draft RSFAP following thorough analysis of regional trends and, progress on SDG2 as well as prioritization of strategic accelerators to achieve SDG2 (and relevant targets of other SDGs) in the Arab Region and, a design of sound implementation arrangements,
  • Design and facilitate consultation meetings with various stakeholders in collaboration with the Regional Consultant and the FAO / LAS teams
  • Prepare detailed reports on the consultation meetings
  • Revise draft versions based on the outcomes of the consultation meetings as well as the feedback from various stakeholders
  • Present RSFAP to LAS, FAO, the Sub-Committee on Ending Hunger and other stakeholders
  • Perform any other agreed tasks with the LTO


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree or equivalent in relevant areas of studies such as Agriculture Economics, Public Policy, Social and Political Sciences, Economics, Development Studies, Nutrition or other related disciplines;
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in producing strategic documents;
  • Working knowledge of English and at least limited knowledge of Arabic or 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 is desirable.
  • Proven records of leading diverse teams and in engaging with senior officials;
  • Excellent capacity in regional analyses;
  • Proven ability to deliver quality output working under tight deadlines;
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes as part of the review and feedback process;
  • Working knowledge of English and Arabic or French;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and working in multicultural environment
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic is considered a strong asset
  • Thorough knowledge of one or more of the key fields of SDG2
  • Knowledge of similar regional initiatives and/or the Arab Region will be considered a strong asset

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

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


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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