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Applications Invited for UN FAO Fellows Programme 2020

Applications Invited for UN FAO Fellows Programme 2020

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Apply By: 31 Jul 2020

About the Organization:

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. The FAO is headquartered in Rome, Italy and maintains regional and field offices around the world, operating in over 130 countries. They help governments and development agencies coordinate their activities to improve and develop agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and land and water resources. They also conduct research, provides technical assistance to projects, operates educational and training programs, and collects data on agricultural output, production, and development.

About the Program:

The Fellows Programme is designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization. They are willing to fulfil their specialized learning objectives and at the same time, contribute their technical expertise and knowledge through time-bound arrangements with FAO. Assignments should be in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

The fellow will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR), prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the fellow.

Requirements:

  • Candidates will be assessed against the following requirements:
  • Graduate or post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) or be enrolled in a PhD programme.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish). Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset. Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE and LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations
  • Age: no age limits.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Fellows Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment.
  • Candidates should be fully sponsored by a sending/external entity.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Deadline: July 31, 2020

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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