The Regional Office for Africa (RAF) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of 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 Divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to regional priorities. RAF also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of 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.
The Senior Administrative Officer reports to the Chief, Integrated Operations Support (Chief of Administration, Logistics and Operations) with functional reporting to the Assistant Director-General/Regional Representative (ADG/RR) for Africa. He/she maintains regular contact with FAO headquarters in Rome for functional guidance on matters relating to administrative and related duties.
Provision of a full range of management of logistics (facilities, registry, travel, medical, meetings, courier), information technology, protocol and other administrative support services. Effective and efficient service provisioning, modernization, innovation and change management using sound management principles, business processes, practices, procedures and applications aimed at managing for results. Risk management, oversight and control combined with streamlined bureaucracy and back-office services.
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