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Job Description

  • Organization: FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: All levels – NPP – National Project Personnel – Local Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal – Broad
    • Administrative support
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
  • Closing Date: 2023-03-20

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

  • 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

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash-incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute towards resilience building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF.

There are four positions with duty station Kabul.

This is a National Project Personnel position – SB3.

Reporting Lines

The Compliance Assistant will work Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative (FAOR), technical supervision of Compliance Advisor and the direct supervision by the Compliance Specialist.

Technical Focus

Accountability, Learning and Assessments. The Compliance Assistant will work closely with Compliance Specialist on establishing a fully functional centralized call center based in Kabul. The Call Centre will focus on both proactive and reactive measures in terms of addressing and responding to beneficiaries and other stakeholders concerns related to FAO activities in all the provinces.

Tasks and responsibilities

Ensure smooth implementation of FAO Afghanistan Complaints Feedback Mechanism as per its Standard Operating Procedures, specifically:

• Respond to incoming calls;
• Complete call record and data entry in the database;
• Demonstrate a high level of confidentiality and sound judgement;
• Maintain database files;
• Report cases to assigned staff members;
• Keep track on the progress of actions required for reporting purposes;
• Collect reports on beneficiaries’ feedback and complaint from FAO regional offices on monthly basis;
• Compile quarterly progress status reports on feedbacks and complaints received and issues addressed.
• Ensure the dissemination of CFM flyers to beneficiaries and stakeholders through projects;


Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Statistics, Agriculture, Economics or closely related fields.
• At least 3 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation/Call Centre operations. Experience with an UN agency, international NGO or donor agencies highly desirable.
• Working knowledge (Level C) of English and the local languages (Pashto and /or Dari).
• National of Afghanistan.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
• Extent and relevance of experience in designing, planning, and conducting monitoring and evaluation;
• Good communication, writing and presentation skills in English and Pashto/Dari;
• Good computer skills, including quantitative analysis, use of Excel;
• Familiarity with computers and Microsoft Word, Excel, Email/Internet, PowerPoint, is essential.
• Experience of using Kobo and/or other mobile data collection tools is highly desirable.
• Ability to work within a team of professional staff from diverse technical and cultural backgrounds;
• Ability to plan and meet deadlines;
• Teamwork spirit, ability to work under minimum supervision, flexibility;
• Demonstrated capacity to plan, advise and guide planning processes on monitoring and evaluation related issues;
• Demonstrated ability to implement a variety of analytical methodologies and techniques;
• Demonstrated ability to liaise with multiple agencies, effectively building an understanding and partnership with other UN bodies, NGOs, and governmental agencies.


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

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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