Programme Specialist (Corporate Reporting)

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 511
Date Posted:Jun 25, 2022
Closing Date:Jul 8, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Business Administration ,Management,Economic Growth,Agriculture
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

Job Summary:

Reporting Lines

The Programme Specialist (Corporate Reporting) works under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR (Programme), in close collaboration with operations, project management and administrative staff of FAO in Afghanistan.


Technical Focus

The incumbent will undertake corporate reporting, focus on the development and dissemination of corporate reports among the internal units and external counterparts UN agencies, monitor and evaluate assigned programme/projects, and evaluates effective leadership, and management of projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • In coordination with the Assistant FAOR (Programme) and Head of Emergency and Rehabilitation Team update FAO Afghanistan project portfolio and project related information in FPMIS;
  • In coordination with the Programme Managers and Technical leads, Admin/Finance, Operations, Procurements, Security and other relevant units draft the Country Annual Report;
  • Provide inputs to the Resident Coordinator (of UN in Afghanistan) Office and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), for the quarterly report for Secretary-General (SG) report on Afghanistan and other such periodic reports;
  • In coordination with the Programme Team Colleagues update the FAO RAP country office report in anticipation of the monthly FAOR management meetings;
  • Support FAO Afghanistan annual work planning and monitoring exercises against the FAO Strategic framework (Four Betters) in PIRES;
  • In coordination with Assistant FAOR (Programme), Programme Managers and Technical leads draft FAO Corporate Output Annual Report for Afghanistan Country Office;
  • Support with the data collection and analysis of the Country Outcome Assessment;
  • Contribute towards the preparation of reports on FAO’s major programmatic/ project achievements to applicable partners;
  • Contribute towards preparation of the reports on FAO programme/ project achievements against Outputs and Outcomes of the UN Joint Work Plan of the TEF;
  • Contribute to project work plan development and collect reports upon implementation of projects work plans;
  • In coordination with the Assistant FAOR (Programme), Head of Emergency and Rehabilitation Team and Communications Team update the FAO Afghanistan Fact Sheet;
  • Attend relevant coordination meetings at UN level as required;
  • Support various teams to effectively disseminate programme/ project, M&E and other work related findings to all staff and all relevant stakeholders;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Review data quality and maintain office records and reference files on various subjects; compile and synthesize data from various sources to support analyses on Programme/project activities; generate periodic or ad-hoc management reports;
  • Perform any other related duties as required.

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements   

  • Advanced (Master’s) degree or University (Bachelor’s) degree in Business Administration, General Management, Economics, Agriculture or closely related field;
  • For advanced degree at least five (5) years of professional experience in the provision of programme/project development and support services, administration, M&E, operations, or other related disciplines with UN Organizations, international NGOs, or in a multi-cultural offices environment is required;
  • For university degree at least seven (7) years of professional experience in the provision of programme/project development and support services, administration, M&E, operations, or other related disciplines with UN Organizations, international NGOs, or in a multi-cultural offices environment is required;
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari);
  • National of Afghanistan.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Previous work experience and familiarity with UN agencies administrative, finance and operations system is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience in English in editing and writing reports;
  • Familiarity with agriculture/food security issues and development/humanitarian contexts is desirable;
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and multiple work streams;
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and working relationships.



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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


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Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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