Position: Project Assistant (Operations and Administration) - SB-3 (FAO)__Deadline:08Jul

Closure Date: 08/Jul/2023, 4:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: FACMB
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Cambodia-Phnom Penh
Duration: UP TO 12 MONTHS

Organizational Setting

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

The project GCP/GLO/080/ROK Fisheries Co-management Capacity Development for Blue Communities: Sustainable Fisheries and Diverse Livelihoods (hereafter referred to as Smart Fisheries Co-Management [SFC] project) is one of the three projects under the Korea/FAO Sustainable and Innovative Fisheries and Aquaculture Program (KOFAP). Its expected impact is to see fisheries co-management systems and diverse livelihoods contribute to achieving economic, environmental and social sustainability of fishing communities in selected countries, including Cambodia. The SFC project focuses on capacity development for government authorities and fishing communities in the design and implementation of contextualized fisheries co-management systems at national and local level and on the development of sustainable livelihoods.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Cambodia, the incumbent will report to the NFIAN senior fishery officer and SFC project lead technical officer and work under the direct supervision of the SFC project technical officer. He/she will collaborate closely with the FAO SFC project team (NFIAN) and work closely with other FAO and partner staff and consultants, as required.

Technical Focus

The Project Assistant will ensure effective operations and implementation of projects. He/ she will ensure quality and consistency of the flow of administrative, financial and operational work and information.


Tasks and responsibilities

The Project Assistant will carry out the following tasks in support of the objectives of SFC project:
•    Assist in preparing local travel authorizations and initiating these in the system, and monitoring submission of mission travel claims;
•    Assist in reviewing cash advance requests, cash advance clearances, and processing payment requests for invoices;
•    Assist in arranging hotel accommodations and flight bookings for visitors and consultants;
•    Assist in maintaining filing system and ensure filing of documents and correspondence in accordance with FAO procedures;
•    Assist in monitoring project activities to ensure they are in line with the projects work plan, timelines and logical framework indicators;
•    Assist in reviewing and following-up on project closure such as financial closure and operations closure, if required;
•    Assist in the identification of suppliers and maintaining list of suppliers, if required;
•    Assist in keeping an updated record of inventory of supplies and materials and preparing assets transfer under the project;
•    Assist to ensure that equipment is properly labelled and documented according to status and ownership;
•    Assist in preparing and monitoring contracts and budget, including Field Budget Authorizations (FBAs);
•    Perform other related duties.


Minimum Requirements    

•    Bachelor/Master degree in business administration or related fields
•    Five years of relevant experience in project/programme management; administration, finance and operations
•    Fluent in Khmer
•    Working knowledge of English 
•    Cambodian National

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills 

•    Demonstrate ability to innovate and work under pressure as well as in a team; 
•    Work experience with FAO, other UN agencies or with any other International Organizations would be considered as an asset. 
•    Proficiency in basic computer software (MS Word, MS Excel, and spreadsheet packages); 
•    Thorough knowledge of the administrative and procurement regulations and procedures of any public or international entity or organization 

Selection Criteria 

•    Qualifications meeting the minimum requirements 
•    Demonstrate qualification and experience meeting technical focus and functional skills 
•    Demonstrated capacity to address the FAO core competencies




  • 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.


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