Grade Level: P-01/P-02
Department/Office: Finance and Administration Division
Type of contract: Fixed-Term-Locally Recruited (1 year with possibility of extension)
Estimated Start Date: As soon as Possible
Closing Date for Application: 20 December 2019
The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is an intergovernmental body, set up in 1963 under the auspices of the United Nations, responsible for implementing the International Coffee Agreement (2007) to strengthen the global coffee sector and promote its sustainable development in economic, social and environmental terms.
The ICO provides a unique forum for the global coffee community, working actively with its Member governments, international organizations, the private sector and all other stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities facing the global coffee community, including the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the livelihood and the capacity of local rural communities and smallholder farmers to benefit from coffee production.
The ICO Five-Year Action Plan 2017-2021 which identified as strategic goals: I. Delivering world-class data, analysis and information to the industry and policy-makers; II. Using the Organization’s convening power to provide a forum for dialogue between and within the public and private sectors; and III. Facilitating coffee sector development projects and promotion programmes through public-private partnerships.
ICO Member Governments represent 98% of the world’s coffee production and two-thirds of world consumption, providing a unique forum for the global coffee community.
The position is established within the framework of ICO’s Five-Year Action Plan, with a particular emphasis on communications activities and event management related to the Secretariat function of the ICO.
Responsible to the Head of Finance and Administration and within the framework of the delegated authority, with the delegated authority, the incumbent is responsible for the day-to-day management of ICO offices and Human Resource matters, including but not limited to:
Contacts with staff at all levels to provide advice and briefing on all aspects of administrative and human resources matters; to guide new and temporary staff, as well as consultants; to enlist cooperation and facilitate mutual understanding.
Contacts with a broad range of officials from Members countries and embassies, UK Government, London-based organizations, service providers to give and obtain information, advise of administrative and human resource matters and respond to queries.
Based on instructions from Head of Finance and Administration or the Executive Director, contacts with a broad range of officials from Members countries and embassies, UK Government, London-based organizations, service providers to give and obtain information, advise of administrative and human resource matters and respond to queries.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their CVs to ED@ico.org, by 20 December 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.