Program specialist and partner liaison, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )

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  •  Women, nationals ( e ) s of unrepresented or underrepresented Member States and persons with disabilities with the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.
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Organizational framework

The main objective of FAO in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( under the leadership of the Representative ) is to assist the Government in developing and implementing policies, programs and projects to reduce hunger and malnutrition, ensure food security, develop agriculture, fishing, forestry, the environment, as well as the sustainable management of natural resources. To achieve this, the Representation acquired in December 2019, a Country Programming Framework which specifies the priorities agreed with the Government as well as the strategic axes of FAO intervention in the country, the resources to be mobilized and the framework for cooperation with the other technical and financial partners present in the DRC.

Hierarchical position

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative and in close cooperation with the program manager, the operations manager, the evaluation monitoring officer and the other entities of the office and with the technical support of the competent services in the sub-regional, regional offices and headquarters.

Area of specialization

Offer program expertise and liaison with partners, including emergency, rehabilitation and development projects.

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks of the International Consultant will be to:

  •  Facilitate operational and programmatic support for the implementation of projects and programs agreed with the FAO representative in accordance with the project management cycle;
  •  Participate in the identification and design of projects and programs, including the preparation and presentation of project proposals and complete project documents according to the office’s resource mobilization strategy;
  •  Contribute to the liaison with technical and financial partners;
  •  Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of technical support missions or donors, and the follow-up of commitments made within the framework of consortia;
  •  Contribute to the production of notes, donor reports, briefings, etc.;
  •  Actively participate in liaison with other government partners, the United Nations, the cluster, NGOs and donors at the appropriate level to ensure the best preparation and implementation of activities;
  •  Participate in national meetings and forums related to the FAO program in the DRC;
  •  Participate in staff and partner capacity development activities;
  •  Provide support for resource mobilization activities;
  •  Contribute to the office’s monitoring and evaluation activities;
  •  Contribute to the maintenance and updating of information systems and project monitoring databases;
  •  Ensure any other task that is requested in the interest of the program in the DRC.


Minimum conditions to be fulfilled

  •  University degree in public or commercial administration, finance, accounting, economics, social sciences or another field related to the mandate of FAO;
  •  Au moins cinq (5) ans d’expérience pertinente en gestion de projets / opérations et soutien;
  •  Connaissance courante (niveau C) du français et connaissance intermédiaire (niveau B) de l’anglais.

Compétences de base exigées par la FAO

  •  Être axé sur les résultats
  •  Avoir l’Esprit d’équipe
  •  Sens de la communication
  •  Établir des relations constructives.
  •  Partage des connaissances et amélioration continue

Aptitudes techniques/fonctionnelles

  •  Une expérience avec la FAO ou d’autres agences des Nations Unies est préférable;
  •  Excellentes communications écrites et verbales;
  •  Aptitude à travailler sous pression et respecter les deadlines;
  •  Une expérience de travail dans plus d’un lieu ou domaine de travail, en particulier dans des postes sur le terrain, est souhaitable;
  •  Scope and relevance of experience in the formulation, analysis, planning, monitoring and implementation of programs / projects;
  •  Understanding FAO policies and programs is seen as a major asset;
  •  Scope and relevance of experience in supporting and guiding the implementation of complex multi-stakeholder projects;
  •  Ability to develop plans for the implementation and coordination of project operations in developing countries, in partnership with United Nations agencies and other stakeholders and / or partners concerned;
  •  Knowledge of the administrative, operational and financial procedures of the United Nations is an asset.

Please note that all candidates must adhere to the values of FAO – commitment to the Organization, respect for everyone, integrity and transparency.


  •  FAO does not collect fees at any stage of recruitment ( application, interview, file processing ).
  •  Incomplete application files will not be examined. To get help, write to:
  •  Applications received after the closing date of the call will not be accepted.
  •  Please note that FAO only takes into account university degrees and degrees issued by recognized institutions listed in the World Higher Education Database, the list updated by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. To access the list, please click here
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HOW TO POSTULATE To apply, please complete the online form on the FAO recruitment website, Jobs at FAO. Incomplete application files will not be examined. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to register their applications with a largely sufficient period of time before the deadline. To get help, write to: