The Regional Office for 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 departments and 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 Human Resources Associate undertakes high level and specialized human resources support activities. He / she coordinates the human resources support work of the unit and ensures quality, transparency and consistency of functions and processes.
The job role requires in-depth knowledge and interpretation of human resources policies, procedures and practices. The incumbent provides procedural guidance to managers and staff in and outside the work unit.
Supervision Received / Exercised
The Human Resources Associate reports to the regional Human Resources Officer in RAF. Work is performed autonomously, showing a high degree of initiative, judgment, and liability.
Supervision received is focused on facilitating service delivery and on meeting client requirements. The incumbent effectively organizes and supervises other human resources support staff and provides relevant guidance and training.
The Human Resources Associate maintains a wide range of contacts with managers and staff within and outside the organization.
He / she works closely with colleagues at a senior level in the human resources team in the handling of specialized processes and the provision of experienced human resources support.
Key Functions / Results
Impact Of Work
The incumbent’s work affects the efficiency, effectiveness, accuracy and timeliness of the human resources services provided by the work unit.
He / she plays a lead role in the coordination and provision of the human resources support services for the successful achievement of the Division / Office’s mandate.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Education : Secondary School Education
Experience : Five years of relevant experience in administrative and human resources support work
Languages : Working knowledge (Level C) of English
IT Skills : Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment
Desirable Qualifications And Skills
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview.