Apply: FAO Programme Assistant

Deadline: 03 July, 2020

Location: Rome, Italy

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant.

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


  • Collect and compile data on programme/project activities to support reporting on programme/project delivery
  • Provide information on programme/project expenditures and status of programme/project budget
  • Process, format and proofread reports, documents, publications and correspondence related to the work of the unit from draft texts
  • Review and direct correspondence, calls and queries to appropriate contacts; provide for background information; respond to routine enquiries
  • Make arrangements for meetings, seminars and events
  • Implement logistics, prepare correspondence, compile and distribute documents, make administrative arrangements
  • Initiate and follow up on administrative and financial actions related to staff management, non-staff support, travel, payments and procurement
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Secondary school education
  • Three years of relevant experience in financial and/or administrative support work
  • Experience in an international/multicultural organisation
  • Work experience and knowledge in the ICT area, in particular ICT sourcing, licenses and tender processing
  • Work experience and knowledge of usage of IT framework contracts
  • Knowledge of FAO associated tools (e.g. GRMS, Taleo, iMIS)
  • Knowledge of FAO human resources, procurement, administrative and basic financial rules
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish)
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office applications, internet and office technology equipment
  • Good knowledge of corporate information systems
  • Good knowledge of common administrative and financial rules and regulations
  • Good knowledge of communication and documentation standards

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