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Join FAO: Youth Affairs Specialist Opportunity in Rome

Join FAO: Youth Affairs Specialist Opportunity in Rome
Application Deadline: 11 July 2024, 9:59 PM (local time)

Organizational Unit: Office of Youth and Women (OYW)

Location: Rome, Italy

Contract Type: Consultant (Non-staff)

Duration: Up to 11 months

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking qualified candidates for the role of Youth Affairs Specialist. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to global youth and women empowerment through the transformation of agrifood systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategies for World Food Forum (WFF) tracks, programs, and workstreams.
  • Coordinate with partners to enhance WFF messaging and events.
  • Create and adapt content for WFF activities.
  • Manage WFF events and lead engagements with external partners.
  • Oversee volunteer and intern teams.
  • Develop initiatives to boost youth inclusivity globally.
  • Support the WFF Coordinator in various tasks, including potential field missions.


  • Education: Advanced university degree in political science, business administration, marketing, international development, or related fields.
  • Experience:
    • Category C: Minimum 1 year of relevant experience.
    • Category B: Minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
    • Category A: Minimum 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Language: Proficiency in English (C level); knowledge of a second FAO language is an asset.

Core Competencies

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

Additional Information

  • Commitment to Diversity: FAO is committed to workforce diversity and encourages applications from qualified female candidates, nationals of under-represented members, and persons with disabilities.
  • Integrity: Adherence to FAO’s values and standards of integrity and professional conduct is mandatory.
  • Zero Tolerance: FAO maintains a zero-tolerance policy for misconduct, including sexual exploitation, abuse, harassment, and discrimination.

How to Apply

  1. Visit the FAO recruitment website and complete your online profile. Ensure that your profile includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills.
  2. Attach a letter of motivation to your online profile.
  3. Submit your application through the recruitment portal.

For detailed application guidelines and support, please visit the FAO employment page.

Important: Applications must be submitted through the FAO recruitment portal. Incomplete applications will not be considered. For assistance, visit the FAO client support team.


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