Protocol Specialist

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Practitioner / consultant

Job Posting

: 05/Aug/2020

Closure Date

: 19/Aug/2020, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: CSGP

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Italy-Rome
Duration: Up to 11 months
Post Number: N/A


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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization








Organizational Setting


The Governing Bodies Servicing (CSG) is responsible for providing liaison between the Organization and its Membership on Governing Body matters, as well as conference and Protocol services.  The  Protocol services branchranch (CSGP) acts as liaison between the Organization and governments, ensuring that correct Protocol is observed; as well as  support to FAO Regional Group meetings, and activities of the G77 & China Rome Chapter Secretariat.


Reporting Lines


The consultant/PSA subscriber will work under the overall supervision of the Chief of Protocol, with delegated authority as applicable.


Technical Focus


Provide Protocol management support   to the activities of CSGP, for example with regard to support to FAO Members, Regional Groups and the G77 & China Rome Chapter Secretariat; and carry out other Protocol related activities as may be required.


Tasks and responsibilities

  • Support the work of CSGP in its Protocol function, especially in the liaison between FAO Secretariat, its Members and the Host Country Government;;
  • Provide support and meeting related services in accordance with FAO policies and regulatory framework;
  • Provide  support to the liaison with FAO Regional Groups, and/or to the activities of the G77 & China Secretariat, including liaison, communication and logistical arrangements
  • Perform other Protocol related duties as required.





Minimum Requirements

  • At least 1 year of related professional experience in protocol services
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO Languages: Russian, Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic (for Consultants)/ Working knowledge of English (for PSAs).
  • University degree  in a discipline related to the mandate of the Organization


FAO Core Competencies

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






Selection Criteria

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in protocol services is desirable;
  • Knowledge and understanding of FAO Membership, Regional Groups or G77 & China  activities;
  • Extend and relevant experience in organizing intergovernmental meetings, in particular demonstrated experience to draft and edit documents and/or correspondence in an intergovernmental environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;


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Rome , Italy