The Regional Office for Near East and North Africa (RNE) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities. RNE, also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).
The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, water 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 Land and Water Officer reports to Senior Land and Water Officer – Delivery manager of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative
Land and water management, with focus on water resources management
Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project / meeting services to support programme projects, products and services.
• Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
• Supports the implementation of the different activities of the Regional Water Scarcity Initiative
• Advanced university degree in hydraulic engineer, land and water management, hydrology or related fields
• Results Focus
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable