VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT - National Private Sector Partnerships Consultant (FAO)



Duty station: 

Moscow, Russian Federation

Contract type: 

PSA (Personal Services Agreement)


11 months, with a 3-month probation period

DEADLINE: 5 May 2021 


Tasks and responsibilities

Private sector scoping and engagement

  • Cultivate existing and scope potential private sector engagement according to country priorities and specificities, including multiple country level engagements (as prioritised by FAOLOR management), and scoping new and strategic engagement opportunities with a diverse array of private sector entities (including Global Compact National Association,) at the country level.

  • Prioritise key private sector entities with which to engage and through appropriate channels to deliver on country specific priorities, means and mechanisms to engage, including through traditional and new areas of engagements, e.g. policy dialogue/Public-Private Partnership platforms (PPPs)s, data and knowledge sharing, experts, support for SDG financing and investment and where feasible resource mobilization.

  • Identify and implement opportunities for forums and engagement with stakeholders, such as roundtables and national dialogues based on priority areas identified, and assist in the conceptualization, planning, organization of country events and dialogues with the private sector.

  • Prepare talking points for the Director/Deputy Director - Sr. Liaison Officer for the events organized by private sector counterparts. Prepare, upon request, summary notes/reports for events attended. 


Partnership Management

  • Network and establish dialogue and relationships with key stakeholders;
  • Support the LOR management in the development and management of private sector engagements and partnerships, and where applicable the need to pursue formal partnerships agreements, in close consultation with PSRB
  • Contribute to the annual private sector regional report.


CONNECT portal

  • Promote wide use of the CONNECT Portal and gain feedback for improvement - both internally within FAOLOR, as well as externally with partners and prospective partners as an outreach tool of FAO’s engagements with the private sector;
  • Utilize and input data in the Connect portal, as a CRM tool for private sector engagements, and provide support to other LOR personnel as required.


  • Perform other related duties, as requested.


Minimum Requirements   

  • Advanced university degree in a field related to Agriculture, Engineering, Business Administration/Management or related fields.
  • Over seven years of relevant and current experience.
  • Working knowledge (native or Level C) of Russian and English, working knowledge of another UN language considered an asset.
  • Russian nationals or resident in the country with a regular work permit.