Closing date: Thursday, 29 June 2023


Programme Coordinator

Job Posting: 16/Jun/2023

Closure Date: 30/Jun/2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRSEY

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Seychelles

Duration : 3 Months renewables

Post Number : N/A

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  •  FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  •  Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  •  Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values
  •  FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  •  All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Program Unit uses the knowledge and resources of FAO and its partners to help the country to meet its priorities and build capacity at all levels through participation in national initiatives. To this end, the Program Unit, in close collaboration with the Operations and Administration Units, develops a strategy for the implementation of FAO’s Strategic Objectives through the Country Programming Framework. FAO Representative in Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles.

Reporting Lines

Under the direct managerial and administrative leadership of the FAO Representative in Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles as the Budget Holder and direct supervision by the Deputy FAO Representative.

Technical Focus

Project management and coordination

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of FAOR Madagascar, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles and the technical supervision of DFAOR and in close collaboration with the FAO National Correspondent, the Programme Coordinator/ Specialist will be responsible to:

  •  Support government request from concept note for technical assistance for project proposals and development in collaboration with national partners and FAO until finalisation of project document;
  •  Participate in the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of projects;
  •  Ensure smooth project implementation and related work aspects by using FAO online tools: FPMIS, IMIS, COIN and GRMS;
  •  Update monitoring and evaluation tools / dashboards for ongoing projects/programs required for periodic evaluations;
  •  Participate in meetings, discussions and relations with partners on project proposals;
  •  Participate in PMT/SMT Meetings;
  •  Support FAO in-country missions;
  •  Support government and consultants with submission of periodic and final project technical terminal reports;
  •  Ensure timely submission of deliverable reports in close collaboration from consultants/national project coordinators;
  •  Participate in online or direct training provided by FAO;
  •  Perform any other duties that may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  •  Advanced university degree in Environmental/ Agricultural sciences, social sciences, business or related subject;
  •  Five years of relevant experience in project/programme management;
  •  Working knowledge of English at level C and French at level C;
  •  Nationality of Seychelles

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  •  Strong project management and organizational skills,
  •  Computer literacy
  •  Ability to provide team leadership and motivation
  •  Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision


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  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  •  Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  •  Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

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


  •  To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
  •  Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
  •  Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
  •  Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered
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  •  Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
  •  Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
  •  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:


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