The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through identifying, planning and implementing FAO's priority activities in the Region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with Centres/Divisions/Offices at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RAF also advises on incorporating regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget, implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors programme implementation, and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RAF develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions, including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the Region.
Supports the preparation of annual south-south cooperation work plans to achieve FAO’s targets:
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against the Following: