|Date Posted:||Sep 30, 2022|
|Closing Date:||Oct 21, 2022|
|Work Type:||Full Time|
|Number of Vacancies:||1|
|Functional Area:||Report writing|
|Salary Range:||As per company salary scaleAF|
|Years of Experience:||5 - 7 Years|
|Contract Duration:||6 month(s)|
|Possibility of Contract Extension:||Yes|
|Contract Type:||Service Contract|
About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:
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.
The Reporting Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Deputy FAOR, and technical supervision of the International Reporting Specialist.
Compile, write, edit and review progress, interim and final project reports for timely submission to donors. During this process, adhere to the FAO Reporting and Editorial Guidelines and templates to ensure consistency and correct use of language.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Draft project progress and terminal narrative reports (using the appropriate donor- specified or corporate templates);
- Liaise with the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) unit to obtain regular updates of the project results matrices (indicator-based data), and information for the report sections on lessons learned and accountability to affected populations;
- Liaise with colleagues in field offices to obtain information on project implementation progress (actual activities conducted against planned activities), challenges, and adaptive management measures taken;
- Carefully review inputs from technical colleagues and ensure quality control in-line with corporate standards, including FAO Style;
- Contribute to ensure all reports have the necessary clearances and revisions prior to donor submission (internal and technical), in accordance with FAO project cycle management guidelines;
- Develop/support the preparation of other programme or thematic area reports;
- Update the Reporting Matrix with the distinct requirements of each project/donor (e.g. annual, interim, quarterly reports, etc.), and track progress to satisfy these in a timely manner;
- Work together with the MEAL unit to develop the capacity of implementing partners and Third Party Monitoring (TPM) agencies to provide quality reports;
- Perform any other related duties as required.
- Advanced (Masters) degree or University (Bachelor) degree in communication, journalism, media, social sciences or closely related field.
- For advanced degree at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in communications and report writing for humanitarian and/or development projects or activities;
- For university degree at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience communications and report writing for humanitarian and/or development projects or activities;
- Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and Dari);
- National of Afghanistan.
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Extent and relevance of experience in editing and writing reports in the humanitarian and development context;
- Ability to collate technical inputs into reports and other materials for donors and partners;
- Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods;
- Familiarity with reporting requirements of various FAO resource partners in considered a strong asset;
- Ability to use own initiative, multi-task and excellent organizational skills;