Apply: FAO Partnership and Programme Quality Specialist

Deadline: 27 March, 2024

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is seeking to fill the position of Partnership and Programme Quality Specialist

FAO is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.


  • Guide and coordinate the redaction of concept notes and project documents in collaboration with technical teams and relevant units
  • Identify potential resource mobilisation 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 the drafting of project/programme reports and conduct quality reviews 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’s priorities and needs
  • Prepare briefing materials to showcase programme results in collaboration with the country teams
  • Liaise with resource mobilisation, reporting, monitoring and evaluation teams to document learning and make recommendations for programming
  • Perform other related duties and travel as required


  • University degree in Strategic Communications, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Rural Development, Project Planning/Management, or related field
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in reporting and resource mobilisation
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English, and limited knowledge (level B) of another UN language
  • Experience in resource mobilisation, 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
  • Proficiency in formulating strategies and comfortable with concepts
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish effective working relationships/partnerships
  • 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

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