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Project Officer (Corporate Sustainability)

Vacancy #:IRC2326
Duty Station:Rome - Italy
Deadline:22 May 2013 (Expired)
Duration:one year (renewable)
Under the overall guidance of the Director, CSA and the supervision of the Facilities Management Officer (Technical Installations),
CSAI, the incumbent will provide technical support for the implementation of short- and long-term projects related to facilities
management, efficiency, energy and waste management and catering in HQs and Field Offices. In particular, the incumbent will:
develop and optimize the Corporate Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventory for FAO Headquarters and Field Offices as
established by the Issue Management Group for Sustainability of the UN Agencies;
develop project proposals aimed at achieving efficiency savings and reducing FAO's footprint such as solar panels, hand
dryers, ecological waste management;
maintain and improve FAO's Sustainability Management System including emission reduction strategies, targets, and
integrate and expand various information technologies to improve data management, analysis, and reporting;
develop specific criteria for sustainable improvements in contract services requests such as catering, printing etc. ;
collaborate with Field Offices on in-house sustainability initiatives such as energy audits and staff behavioral changes for
improving waste management, efficiency savings and reducing costs;
promote awareness-raising through effective communication of messages and multimedia leading to behavioral changes of
FAO staff (such as water bottle consumption, waste separation, lights, temperature control, printing etc. );
prepare content for the FAO documents and FAO internet site on Corporate Sustainability and update CSA intranet site on
sustainability themes;
establish and maintain partnership and collaboration with Sustainable United Nations (SUN) and the other Agencies to
improve the overall sustainability management for the UN system as well as FAO's input to this network;
perform other duties as required.
Candidates should meet the following:
University Degree in Engineering, Architecture, Sustainable Development or a related field
Five years of relevant experience in projects related to efficiency savings, energy and waste management combined with
specific knowledge of extended data management
Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or
Candidates will be assessed against the following:
Extent and relevance of experience in corporate sustainability (UN policy, energy, waste, etc. ), preferably in an international
Extent and relevance of experience in data management (Access, Oracle), Web content development and MS SharePoint
Quality of oral, written and multimedia communication skills and ability to draft technical reports in English
Ability to work effectively within a team, supporting others, and fostering a positive team environment
Proficiency in other FAO languages
Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national
and cultural backgrounds.
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the
extension of appointments

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