Ended Emergency Reporting Assistant

The Job


Closure Date: 26/Nov/2020, 5:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FNYAR

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Yemen-Sana'A

Duration: 12 Months (Extendable based on performance and budget availability)

Organizational Setting

FAO's office for Yemen is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing countrywide food, agriculture and rural development priorities under Yemen. It develops and maintains relations with the relevant Ministries at country level. This position is based in FAO Representation in Sanaa, Yemen. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner..

Reporting Lines

The Emergency Reporting Assistant reports to the Emergency Reporting and Outreach Specialist.

Technical Focus

Support to formulation and implementation of FAO’s resilience agenda at global, regional, sub regional and/or country level.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Emergency Reporting Assistant will:

  • Assist in collecting, writing and editing progress, interim and final narrative reports for emergency and resilience projects of the Yemen programme, together with accompanying cover letters and project highlights, in accordance with FAO Reporting and Editorial Guidelines.
  • Assist in the revision, finalization and timely submission of key resource mobilization documents to ensure alignment to FAO standards the requirements of major donors.
  • Write and edit various other documents in English relevant to the work of FAO in emergencies and resilience, including project proposals, brochures, leaflets, situation reports, presentations, etc., ensuring as appropriate alignment with FAO style and FAO NOCs.
  • Assist Communications unit in the development of products with accurate information and data.
  • Assist the Communications unit in identifying places to highlight donor-specific communications opportunities.
  • Assist the Communications unit and programme unit in adhering to donor communications requirements.
  • Liaise with Finance and Operations unit colleagues to ensure accuracy and timeliness of reporting schedule.
  • Perform other related duties, as requested;


Minimum Requirements   

  • Education: Four-year degree/BA
  • Experience: Four-years of experience in reporting or project management and familiarity with budgets, finance, human resources, or other administrative areas that have exposure to reporting
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish (knowledge of Arabic is preferred)
  • National of Yemen

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focused
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work;
  • Ability to work in a challenging environment and to travel extensively in the assigned areas;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Arabic languages, both verbal and written;
  • Willingness and ability to work in multicultural and difficult environments, in often stressful and critical situations;
  • Openness to learning, flexibility, and able to easily adapt to changing circumstances;

Selection Criteria/ Technical/Functional Skills

  • Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise and a technical / competency-based interview


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact: Careers@fao.org

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications

  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 



Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

To apply, please use this link:


  • Employer: FAO
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Sana'a
  • Posted on: 16 November 2020
  • Deadline: 26 November 2020