Wednesday, January 09, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: FAO Principal Officer (Policy and Governance) – Economic and Social Development Department
Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Director General, Economic and Social Development Department (ES), and in close collaboration with the ES Management Team, the Principal Officer (Policy and Governance), will lead efforts to improve interdepartmental coordination between the Organization’s economic and social policy analysis, policy support to countries, and international governance processes. In particular, the Principal Officer will:
- establish and lead a corporate team on international governance and policy support with priorities and work modalities aligned to FAO’s Strategic Framework, Medium-term Plan and Programme of Work and Budget;
- assist Senior Management in positioning FAO in key international policy debates and governance processes of strategic relevance to the Organization related to food security, nutrition and agricultural development, as well as regional, sub-regional, linguistic, cultural and other groupings of Member States;
- contribute to strengthening the global network and develop working relationships on governance issues with other UN multilateral, bilateral organizations, academia, civil society and private sector;
- reinforce existing and/or develop new corporate mechanisms and institutional relationships to maintain dynamic multi-directional linkages between the Organization’s internal economic and social analysis, policy and international governance support functions;
- contribute to developing international consensus on critical agriculture and food security issues, by broadening stakeholder engagement and reporting periodically to FAO’s Governing Bodies;
- lead targeted, innovative engagements at the country and regional level which make FAO’s global analytical, policy and data resources, products and services available to relevant stakeholders and which benchmark, evaluate and improve their relevance and impact;
- in collaboration with the offices responsible for strategic planning, decentralization, and relevant technical units, contribute to the development of corporate approaches for priority setting, quality assurance and impact assessment of FAO’s contributions to international governance and policy at global, regional and country levels;
- put in place mechanisms to manage, prioritize and track requests for food and agricultural policy analysis and assistance, and for support to international governance efforts, and coordinate relevant responses;
- help coordinate, guide and monitor FAO’s evolving work on food and agricultural policy.
More information (pdf).
Deadline: January 21, 2013