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FAO Somalia Planning & Coordination Unit Officer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Position Title: Officer in the Planning & Coordination Unit
Grade Level: KP-2
Contract Type: Service Contract
Duty Station: Nairobi
Organizational Unit: FAO-Somalia
Duration: 12 Months with possible extension
Eligible Candidates Somali & Kenyan Nationals Only
Anticipated Start Date: August 2012

Under the overall supervision of the Officer in Charge (O.I.C.) FAO Somalia and the direct supervision of the Head of the Planning and Coordination Unit, the incumbent will undertake the following;

  • Provide support to Planning and Coordination Unit of the FAO Somalia offices in its daily programming and coordination tasks including collecting inputs from different sectors, initial drafting of potential programmes and projects as well as best practices and periodical reports;
  • Review best practices available in relation to Aid Framework in conflict contexts and assist in identifying FAO contribution in the definition of future Aid Framework for Somalia;
  • Draft Country briefs and periodical country reports according to the requests of the regional offices –SFE- and HQ based offices;
  • Facilitate liaison between the cluster lead agency, FAO, the cluster chair and the FSC;
  • Any other duty upon request of the Officer in Charge and the Programming and Coordination Unit Head.
Minimum requirements:

Education: A relevant university degree in Agriculture, Project Management or International Relations.


  • At least three years professional experience in project management. 
  • Previous work Experience for a UN or International organization in Somalia will be an added advantage. 
  • Previous work experience in the UN environment will be considered an advantage; 
  • Significant Project Management experience would be an asset especially in working with Somalia/Somali people
Knowledge and skills:
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Good writing and presentation skills 
  • Good knowledge of computers especially Microsoft Office Package 
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds
Languages: Good working knowledge (level C) of English and knowledge of local languages.
How to apply:

Send your application to:

Candidates are requested to submit a covering letter quoting the Position Title and Vacancy Announcement No. FAO/024/2012 along with their current/detailed Curriculum Vitae and FAO Personal History (PH) form (available at http://www.fao.org/VA/adm11e.dot – see following page for guidelines on how to fill it out). 
E-mail is the preferred means of receipt and the application should be sent to HR-Somalia@fao.org . 
The subject line of the e-mail message should read CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/024/2012. 
If making a hard copy submission, the envelope should be clearly marked CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/024/2012 and sent to the following address:

FAO-Somalia UN-Somalia 

Ngecha Road Complex Corner 
Lower Kabete Road/Ngecha Road 
P.O. Box 30470-00100 
Nairobi, Kenya.
Closing Date: 03 Jul 2012

Applications may also be faxed, again clearly indicating CONFIDENTIAL – FAO/024/2012 in the subject line, to +254-20-4000333.

Applications must be received by the deadline. 

Late applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates meeting all essential qualifications will be contacted.

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