The key mission of the FAO Representation in Somalia, which is led by FAO Representative (FAOR), is to assist and support the national government to develop policies, strategies and programmes aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the area of FAO's global mandate and Strategic Objectives. More specifically, FAO's response aims to address national needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition, developing agricultural, fishery and forestry sectors, and ensuring the sustainable use of environmental and natural resources and respond to recurrent emergencies. The current portfolio of activities of the FAO Representation in Somalia includes a wide scope of technical support interventions ranging from policy support through fisheries, livestock and crop production, to natural resource management, nutrition, value chain, food security analysis and water and land information management. FAO is also implementing several emergency, resilience-building and development interventions, with the support of its five field offices and in partnership with the Federal and State line ministries.
The overall objective of the assignment is to increase effectiveness of FAO's humanitarian, resilience and development programming in Somalia in terms of both internal coordination and integration with the focus on CPF priorities and contributing to Somalia National Development Plan (NDP-9) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperative framework (UNSDCF).
The Programme Officer reports to the FAO Representative in Somalia, under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer/Head of Programmes – Somalia, and under the technical guidance of relevant technical divisions at headquarters and Decentralized Offices, the Programme Officer will be responsible for coordination of the implementation and follow up of the FAO programme operations and strategies in Somalia.
The Programme Officer will be responsible for supporting the implementation of FAO's priorities of the Country Programming Framework (CPF) and time-critical interventions.
Develops, implements and evaluates effective leadership and management of major projects and teams in accordance with Office objectives and the FAO Strategic Framework.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following