Technician ( a ) in Alliances, Guatemala At FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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Technician ( a ) in Alliances

Job advertisement : Aug 07/2023

Publication cancellation date : Aug 21, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLGUA

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Guatemala

Duration: 12 months

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

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) and the Government of Guatemala signed the Country Programming Framework ( MPP ) 2022 – 2025, in which, National priorities that FAO will address through country-level actions within their respective strategic frameworks are defined. These priorities aim to guarantee FAO’s comparative advantages to contribute to the achievement of the goals established in State policy instruments such as the K’atún National Development Plan Our Guatemala 2032 ( CONADUR-SEGEPLAN, 2014 ), the National Development Priorities ( SEGEPLAN, 2016 ), the General Government Policy 2020-2024, as well as the United Nations Framework for Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Guatemala and Agenda 2030.The Guatemalan MPP establishes three priority government areas to be addressed by FAO, these are: 1 ) More productive, prosperous and inclusive territories for a better life, 2 ) Food security and better nutrition, and 3 ) Resilience and better environment. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country.

Based on the above, in accordance with the FAO Country Programming Framework, is the project Strengthening Animal Health Surveillance and Preparedness Systems in Guatemala ( OSRO / GUA / 043/USA ) which focuses on effective support to the country to create a sustainable animal health system and “One Health” capabilities” to mitigate the risks and threats caused by emerging and reemerging zoonoses, endemic zoonoses, and AMR

Hierarchical dependency

The Technician ( a ) will be under the direct supervision of the Assistant Representative ( Program ).

Field of specialization

The technician ( a ) in alliances will be responsible for providing support to the FAO Representation in Guatemala, in the management and monitoring of alliances derived from the execution of the FAO field program, as well as projects of the FAO Technical Cooperation Program ( through TCP projects ).

Tasks and responsibilities

– Support the management and monitoring of FAO strategic partnership agreements with key actors for the implementation of FAO projects. – Guide directors/directors and technical team of FAO projects in the formulation and management of Letters of Agreement -CDA- in all its phases ( preparation, disbursement, amendments, closure, monitoring ). – Verify compliance, with quality standards, of the results, products and activities stipulated in the letters of agreement and/or other instruments that FAO has at its disposal for the establishment of alliances. ( UN to UN Agreements ). – Ensure adherence of the Letters of Agreement to section 507 of the FAO Manual. – Take control of compliance with disbursements corresponding to letters of Agreement and / or Agreements UN to UN. – Give accompaniment,monitoring and supporting the activities stipulated in the Letters of Agreement, UN to UN Agreements or other instruments, in coordination with Project Directors and service providers to ensure that the quality of products and results is better guaranteed. – Follow up on all processes involved in the formulation, execution, monitoring and closure of projects of the Technical Cooperation Program managed by FAO, ensuring compliance with the standards established by the organization in this type of project. – Coordinate with national counterparts in the preparation of the operational plan for FAO Technical Cooperation Program projects, as well as procurement plans and human resource management plans.- Support national counterparts in administrative efforts at FAO for the recruitment of staff, purchases of goods and services, travel, development of terms of reference, among others that are required for compliance with the TCP’s operational plan. – Carry out field visits to follow up on the execution of Letters of Agreement, TCP, UN to UN agreements and / or other FAO strategic partnership mechanisms. – Keep the Assistant Representation / Representation informed about the status of CDAs and TCPs. – Others that are required by the Representation. UN to UN agreements and / or other FAO strategic partnership mechanisms. – Keep the Assistant Representation / Representation informed about the status of CDAs and TCPs. – Others that are required by the Representation. UN to UN agreements and / or other FAO strategic partnership mechanisms. – Keep the Assistant Representation / Representation informed about the status of CDAs and TCPs. – Others that are required by the Representation.

THE CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUED IN ARRANGE TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Minimum requirements

– Higher university degree in International Relations, social sciences or related career. Preferably with studies in project management. – Two years of relevant experience in the management, operation and support of projects in alliances and technical cooperation projects. – Five years of experience in development projects. – Guatemalan nationality. – Practical knowledge of the Spanish Language and level B of the English language.

FAO core competencies

– Results-based approach – Teamwork – Communication – Establishing effective relationships – Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

– Ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams – Ability to establish inter-institutional relations with the public, private, cooperative and civil society sectors – Effective management of computer programs, use of Microsoft office, ( Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook ) – Ability to prepare and write plans, reports and technical documents.

Selection criteria

– Ability to mediate, articulate efforts, criteria and facilitate processes. – Desirable, work experience in the United Nations System

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process ( application, interview, processing ).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. If you need help or have questions, contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the expiration of the application deadline will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching 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: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/ .

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

PRESENTATION OF REQUESTMENTS

  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application sufficiently in advance of the expiration of the term.
  •  If you need help, contact: Careers@fao.org.

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