FAO-Azerbaijan Partnership Program (FAPP) Manager

Organizational Unit: FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location:Azerbaijan-Baku

Duration:11 months (with possible extension)


Organizational Setting:
FAO Partnership and Liaison Office in Azerbaijan.
Reports to:
Melek Cakmak, Head of Office.
Technical Focus 
Coordinate all FAPP Project activities, providing leadership and managerial support.
Tasks and responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative (FAOR) in  Azerbaijan, operational supervision of Assistant FAOR and Program/Operations Officer and in close collaboration with the Admin &Finance unit, technical experts and project personnel (national and international consultants and counterparts), the FAPP manager will:
  • Oversee implementation of Workplans of individual projects and provide inputs for any corrective action that would be necessary;
  • Coordinate the reporting and other official communication efforts of the projects, ensuring their proper submission and dissemination;
  • Lead the organizational arrangements for FAPP Steering Committee meetings and ensure the secretariat of such meetings, ensuring the preparation of quality reporting and documentation of presentations and discussion points;
  • Identify and document best practices and lessons learned;
  • Support the development and implementation of monitoring & evaluation framework for FAPP projects and support the necessary arrangements for evaluation exercises concerning the overall programme;
  • Lead and/or participate in field missions, including provision of guidance and logistical support to external consultants, government officials and other parties and contributing to the drafting and dissemination of mission reports;
  • Contribute to the improvement of quality of project activities and monitor course of activities in order to assure timely achievement of project outputs;
  • Lead interactions with stakeholders and liaise with government agencies ;
  • Advocate on behalf of the partnership programme at national and international platforms.
Minimum Requirements
  • University/Master’s degree on social and administrative sciences such as economics, statistics, business administration, political sciences, international relations, sociology, social work, development studies and/or agronomy;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in management of large-scale projects;
  • Working knowledge of English and Azerbaijani;
  • National of Azerbaijan.
FAO Core Competencies
         Results Focus
         Team Work
         Building effective relationships
         Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org
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