Partnership and Program Quality Specialist Job in Nigeria

 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) - An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. FAO’s staff capacity allows it to support improved governance inter alia, generate, develop and adapt existing tools and guidelines and provide targeted governance support as a resource to country and regional level FAO offices. Headquartered in Rome, Italy, FAO is present in over 130 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Partnership and Program Quality Specialist

Location: Abuja



Job Type: Full-time

Organizational Setting

  • The key mission of the FAO Representation in Nigeria is to assist and support the national government in developing policies, strategies, and programmes aimed at accelerating the implementation and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in alignment with FAO's global mandate and Strategic Objectives.
  • The portfolio of activities includes technical support interventions spanning policy support, livestock and crop production, natural resource management, nutrition, value chain development, food security analysis, and water and land information management.
  • The FAO Representation in Nigeria implements emergency, resilience-building, and development interventions in partnership with federal and state line ministries. The incumbent will work in the FAO Representation in Nigeria and will support the implementation of FAO Nigeria Country Programme Framework.

Reporting Lines:

  • The Partnership and Program Quality Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative and in close collaboration with the Head of the FAO North East Sub-Office.

Technical Focus:

  • The incumbent will focus on preparing briefing notes, concept notes, project documents, and donor briefing materials, along with ensuring timely reporting to donors and contributing to the development of country strategy and appeal documents, coordinating technical specialist.

Tasks And Responsibilities

  • Guide and coordinate the redaction of concept notes and project documents in collaboration with technical teams and relevant units.
  • Identify potential resource mobilization opportunities and strategic partnerships.
  • Keep up to date with main partners development and humanitarian strategies and priorities.
  • Maintain and update unit databases, planning matrix, and reporting schedules for the portfolio.
  • Facilitate drafting of project/programme reports and conduct quality review prior to submission.
  • Formulate donor briefing materials, briefing notes, presentations and/or talking points and content ahead of meetings and missions.
  • Support the development of country strategy and appeal documents.
  • Map resource partner strategies against FAO Nigeria priorities and needs.
  • Prepare briefing materials to showcase programme results in collaboration with the country teams.
  • Liaise with resource mobilization, reporting, monitoring & evaluation teams to document learning and make recommendations for programming.
  • Perform other related duties and travel as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree in Strategic Communications, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Rural Development, Project Planning / Management, or related field.
  • At least 5 years (category B) or 12 years (COF category A)/15 years (PSA category A) of relevant experience in reporting and resource mobilization.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English, and limited knowledge (level B) of another UN language. For PSA, working knowledge (level C) of English.

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Experience in resource mobilization, donor negotiations, and proposal formulation.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, data processing, analysis, and report writing.
  • Experience in programme analysis and reporting in humanitarian and development settings.
  • Proficient in formulating strategies and comfortable with concepts.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish effective working relationships/partnerships.
  • Extent of experience in emergency relief and rehabilitation operations, particularly in the food security and agriculture sector and in interagency coordination.
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments and/or field level in developing countries.
  • Familiarity with the UN system in general, and FAO in particular.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team.

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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