U.S. nationals: P2 APO Land and Water Emergency and Resilience Officer

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Nairobi, Kenya

Through USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (USAID/BHA), the United States sponsors qualified U.S. citizens for employment in the United Nations (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Associate Professional Officer (APO) Program. FAO’s Subregional Office for East Africa is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing subregional food, agriculture, and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with subregion-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). It assists the FAO Representations (FAORs) in the subregion with addressing subregional food security, agriculture and rural development issues at country level. The subregional office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for Africa.

Please visit https://bhajobs.net/new-jpo.aspx for the full solicitation for this position. USAID/BHA sponsored JPOs are employees of the UN agency, not of the U.S. Government.

● Collects and analyzes relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of program projects, products and services;
● Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
●Participates with FAO Decentralized Offices in East Africa in activities related to the programming, design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of land and water emergency and resilience programs and projects;
● Assists in the development of technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related methodologies, tools, systems, and databases to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of land and water components of emergency and resilience related projects, products and/or services;
● Undertakes frequent missions to assist in the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of land and water components of projects including involvement in the design of feasibility assessment, emergency livestock water supplies, drought/flood response, irrigation and preparedness missions;
● Contribute to the provision of technical support and backstopping to emergency and resilience field projects and to respond to country requests for technical and policy assistance, providing technical advice, assistance and solutions

Education: Advanced university degree in natural resources management, environment, hydrology or related field.

Work Experience: Three years of relevant experience in land and water resources and environmental related activities, including land and water resources/ecosystem assessment and management.

Languages: Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Technical Skills:
● Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
● Relevant experience in collecting and analyzing technical information and data in particular in emergency and resilience settings;
● Relevant experience in ecosystem assessment/management, in particular in emergency and resilience settings;
● Relevant experience in the preparation, editing and revision of technical/scientific documents and in organizing meetings and workshops;
● Understanding of FAO policies and programs is considered a strong asset.






IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development