National Operations Officer – FAO – Apia, Samoa

Apia, Samoa
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International Public Sector
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National Operations Officer – FAO – Apia, Samoa

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National Operations Officer – FAO – Apia, Samoa

Key Functions

  • Acts as a focal point for all matters related to the daily operation of the field project(s) assigned;
  • Contributes to the preparation and/or assessment of new programme and project proposals, and reviews them for the purpose of operational clearance, with a view to assessing their operational feasibility;
  • Plans and prepares project task force consultations on behalf of the FAO Representative/Budget Holder and ensures proper secretarial support for such meetings;
  • Ensures timely provision of inputs for personnel, technical support services, subcontracts, training, equipment/supplies and other needs related to project operations;
  • Participates in the preparation of project work plans, monitors progress and,where necessary, identifies corrective measures to overcome operational constraints;
  • Manages the  project budget and prepares revisions as required;
  • Coordinates the timely preparation and submission of project progress and terminal reports required (as specified in the project agreement) as well as preparing analytical reports on the Representation’s portfolio as a whole;
  • Coordinates actions concerning the timely completion/closure of field projects, including identification of project follow-up requirements;
  • Ensures the quality of data/documentation in the Field Programme Management Information System (FPMIS) for all pipeline and operational field projects in the country.

Minimum Requirements

  • National of Samoa
  • Advanced university degree in a field related to business or public administration
  • Two years of relevant experience in office management, administration, accounting and/or audit, budget or finance
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of the official communication language used for FAO communication with the country (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian)
  • Working knowledge of the local language (if not English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese)
  • Limited knowledge (Level B) of English (if the main communication language is French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese)

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Extent and relevance of experience in programme/project management
  • Extent and relevance of experience in public administration
  • Demonstrated understanding of the purpose and functions of technical programmes, operational guidelines and programme/project management procedures, preferably those adopted by the United Nations or FAO would be considered an asset
Closing date for applications 15 April 2020 before midnight.

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