Under the overall coordination of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU), the Subregional Office for Central Asia (SEC) is responsible for identifying, developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing strategies to respond to regional priorities, translated by the Regional Initiatives (RIs), relating to sustainable agrifood systems, food and nutrition security, agriculture and rural development, sustainable management of natural resources, and climate change in the Central Asia subregion.
The Senior Policy Officer reports to Subregional Coordinator for Central Asia, working in close cooperation with the Regional Programme Leader and the Regional Initiative Leaders as well as relevant technical units at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy for functional guidance on matters relating to policy and governance.
Guided by the FAO Strategic Framework and the Medium-Term Plan and needs for technical assistance expressed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), the incumbent coordinates technical support through the SEC Multidisciplinary Team (SEC-MDT) to Decentralized Offices in the subregion in the technical areas of sustainable agrifood systems, food security, agriculture and rural development, natural resource management, and climate change. Provides intellectual leadership and guidance to the SEC-MDT and provides operational support to the development of the subregional programme on policy assistance and governance.
Development and implementation of coherent, integrated and effective policy assistance and governance work supporting Member Nations at regional and country level: i) in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework, in alignment with the Organization's Gender Policy, and its delivery mechanisms, and ii) in response to new policy assistance requests.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following: