Apply: FAO Programme Assistant

Deadline: 02 July, 2020

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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 prepare data and background information in the areas of FAO activities (agriculture, forestry, fisheries, rural / sustainable development) in accordance with instructions received
  • Provide support to the preparation of technical programme work and travel plans
  • Follow up the implementation of activities to ensure that they are carried out in line with the work and travel plans
  • Review inputs, expenditures and time frames, liaising with supervisor for necessary action, as required
  • Enter data and other information in corporate databases (i.e. PIRES, FPMIS)
  • Analyse and summarise data from various sources, including FAO corporate systems, such as COIN, iMIS, FPMIS, Data Warehouse (iMIS), country databases, etc.
  • Collect and compile data to assist in determining the availability of funds under SFE technical programmes to support a variety of procurement requirements, before submission of requests for administrative processing, ensuring that budget charge codes are indicated on requests
  • Provide support to the preparation of draft Letters of Agreements (LoA) funded from SFE technical programme budgets
  • Ensure that required supporting documents are prepared


  • Completion of secondary school education preferably supplemented by technical courses in a field related to the work under this assignment and FAO’s programme activities
  • Four years of clerical and/or programme experience, including analysing, processing and editing of information and data and record keeping
  • UN experience is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of English and local language of Amharic
  • Nationality of Ethiopia

To apply and for more information, click here.

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