Project Administrator, Honduras At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Project Manager

Job advertisement : May 4, 2023

Publication cancellation date : May 18, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLHON

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Honduras

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension according to performance

Position Number: N / A

FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

On December 1, 2018 with the support of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean ( ECLAC ), at the initiative of the Governments of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, they launch the Comprehensive Development Plan ( PDI ), presented on December 10 of the same month, within the framework of the Conference for the Global Compact on Migration.

In line with that initiative, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) with resources from the European Union implements the Project to Support the Comprehensive Development Plan for Central America within the framework of the European Union’s global response to COVID-19. The project aims to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis by improving long-term resilience and reducing migration flows among the population objective of the three countries of the Central American North Triangle, for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals ( ODS ) together with the global commitment to implement actions to implement the Global Compact for Safe Migration, Ordained and Regular in rural areas that are the origin of large groups of migrants from the three countries,by increasing employment and consolidating livelihoods in selected rural territories.

Hierarchical dependency

The project administrator will work under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Honduras and the Assistant Representative for Administration, reporting directly from the Project Coordinator “ Support for the Comprehensive Development Plan for Central America within the framework of the European Union’s global response to COVID-19-GCP / SLM / 005 / EC.

Field of specialization

The owner will have as:

  •  Provide leadership, technical assistance and monitoring in the project’s administration and finance area, in coordination and collaboration with the administrative and financial personnel hired in the countries.
  •  Generate and organize the necessary information for the financial and administrative monitoring of the project.
  •  Ensure compliance with FAO and donor financial and administrative procedures, standards and standards ( EU ).
  •  Organize and provide advice and technical support to the project in relation to financial and administrative matters.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Review the accounts and ensure the proper authorization of payments and in particular the preparation of the appropriate expense documents;
  •  Keep track independently for the project, following FAO administrative procedures, based on agreements established with each resource partner.
  •  Manage all financial records, administrative correspondence and be in charge of monitoring and advising on the financial situation of the project;
  •  Ensure the maintenance of updated financial records, including the preparation of bank statements and other reconciliation statements, and supervise and close the accounts at the end of the year and the biennium;
  •  Ensure that expenses are in accordance with approved budgets and that all documents are correctly complete and consistent
  •  Administer, control and disburse project funds in accordance with established rules and regulations and within the framework of the powers delegated to it;
  •  Prepare and review specific reports on project accounts, coordinate and submit special reports for periodic budget preparation and audits.
  •  Participate in administrative and financial planning.
  •  Organize logistics and administrative of events and trips developed within the framework of the project;
  •  Advise, prepare and follow up on the purchase processes and letters of agreement within the framework of the project;
  •  Ensure that national and international staff are duly informed about FAO and donor administrative and budgetary rules ( EU ).
  •  Perform other financial and administrative tasks in support of project implementation


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree at the bachelor’s level in administration, finance, economics or similar academic field;
  •  At least 4 years of experience in the operational, administrative and / or financial management of international cooperation projects;
  •  Limited English knowledge ( oral and written ).
  •  Honduran National.

FAO core competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building effective relationships
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Selection criteria

  •  Degree of experience in the area of financial administration and management, including accounting and administrative area
  •  Knowledge of FAO and / or the United Nations on the issues of administrative and financial policies, rules and procedures, financial / travel / corporate human resources computer systems.
  •  Ability to organize, coordinate and supervise the work of the other ( financial and administrative personnel in the countries )
  •  Ability to monitor project budget execution
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish.
  •  Work experience in more than one place or workplace
  •  Amplitude and relevance of project experience.
  •  Amplitude and relevance of the experience in managing projects with international organizations.
  •  Knowledge of computer programs ( Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet Access, E-mail )
  •  Knowledge of administrative procedures
  •  Agility to process information requirements
  •  Interpersonal skills to communicate with a variety of people
  •  Analytical skills and good judgment.
  •  Ability to work as a team and under pressure.
  •  You must have a courteous, kind and respectful attitude, be orderly, discreet and have a high level of reliability, the ability to work with people of different cultures and / or nationalities.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact:
  •  Applications received after the application submission deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider degrees or academic credentials obtained at an educational institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/UNESCO. The list can be consulted at:
  •  For all other questions visit the FAO employment website: .

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values ​​of commitment to FAO, respect for all, and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you would like to apply, go to the FAO recruitment website ( Jobs at FAO) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to apply well in advance of the deadline.
  •  If you need help, contact:




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