Young Professional Officer (Social Protection)

Website FAO

Website FAO

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 22/11/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Young Professional Officer (Social Protection) Summary

Current Jobs in Ghana 2021 for the position of a Young Professional Officer (Social Protection) at Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region. The post is located in the RAF Programme Unit under the technical leadership of the Regional Programme Leader.

Reporting Lines
The Young Professional Officer reports to the Senior Policy Officer.

Technical Focus
Collection, analysis and review of information, data and statistics, and project/meeting services to support programme products, projects, publications, and services on social protection and economic inclusion

Key Results
Research, technical analysis and project related services to support the delivery of assigned projects, products and services.

Key Functions
• Analyses relevant technical social, economic, environmental, and technology information, data and/or statistics for input in various documents;
• Maintains records and updates databases and web pages;
• Provides technical support to various projects;
• Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars etc.;
• Participates in the organization and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners.

Specific Functions
• Assists in providing technical inputs to policy documents and coordinating multisectoral policy dialogues to support improved coherence between social protection, agriculture, and economic inclusion at central and decentralized levels, including expansion of social protection to rural populations;
• Contributes to the review of regional and national multisectoral policies and strategies to eradicate extreme poverty, including resilience and disaster management plans and COVID-19 response and recovery strategies, with particular attention to inclusion of rural and agricultural stakeholders;
• Contributes to supporting Country Offices to engage in policy processes with governments and other development partners on issues related to Social Protection;
• Reviews and adjusts programme/project proposals to integrate social protection into inclusive rural development, climate adaptation, and agri-food systems programming;
• Contributes to capacity building through the development of training material and implementation of capacity building activities (webinars, conferences, etc.) targeting officials in the area of Social Protection;
• Contributes to technical inputs on social protection for corporate reports and documents, departmental publications and communications products;
• Assists in the coordination of assessments, studies and other research related to the coverage and impacts of social protection;
• Performs other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in social policy, social anthropology, social sciences and related areas.
• One year of relevant experience in socio-economic analysis, policy revision or formulation, capacity building in relation to gender and social protection.
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

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

Technical/Functional Skills
• Extent and relevance of experience in collecting and analysing technical information and data
• Extent and relevance of knowledge and experience in socio-economic and/or gender analysis including social equity issues
• Extent and relevance of experience in the preparation, editing and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable.
• Working knowledge of French would be a strong asset

NB Please note that candidates should be 32 years of age or younger as of 31 December of the year of application.

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