Junior Liaison and Partnership Specialist
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Close on 15 Oct 2020
Location: Belgium
Grade: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement), Entry Professional
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Job Description


Organizational Setting


FAO Liaison office with the European Union and Belgium is responsible for strengthening FAO’s visibility, interaction and advocacy with key partners, including the European Union and the Permanent Representations of the EU Member States, the ACP Secretariat and their Permanent Representations Member States, NGOs, and academic institutions in Belgium.


Reporting Lines


The consultant reports to FAO LOB Liaison Officer, under the overall supervision of the director of the office.


Technical Focus


Ensure achievement of LOB’s objectives with efficient coordination and support


Tasks and Responsibilities


Follow up and support overall portfolio of LOB Liaison Officer, which includes:


  • Support the liaison work with non-state actors, including keeping track of FAOLOB portfolio, engaging with new partners, monitoring current partnerships and follow-up.
  • Support the liaison work with the OACPS  and providing support to Brussels-based Permanent Representatives to FAO
  • Follow the activities (policies, events, publications) of the Committee of the Regions and Economic and Social Committee relating to FAO mandates


Other activities include

  • Help maintain regular communication with stakeholders through e-mails (through distribution lists)
  • Participate in the UN  Brussels Green Deal Working Group, planning and carrying out the activities in the communication advocacy roadmap
  • Aid in the preparation and organisation of the FAO Brussels Dialogues and/or other FAO events ie. drafting of concept notes, invitations, follow-up communication materials






Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Food security, nutrition, development
  • Minimum one year of experience
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian).


FAO Core Competencies

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


Selection Criteria


  • Experience in FAO
  • Knowledge of FAO internal policy
  • Working knowledge of French would be an asset
  • Basic Knowledge about FAO mandate and rural development programs.


About FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger. 

FAO aims to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide.

"We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger."