Job Posting: 30/Dec/2019

Closure Date: 20/Jan/2020, 11:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: Climate and Environment Division, CBC

Job Type: Staff positionType of Requisition: Professional ProjectGrade Level: P-2

Primary Location: Italy-RomeDuration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extensionPost Number: 2007675CCOG Code: 1R01

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Organizational Setting
The Climate and Environment Division (CBC) assists member countries in their responses towards the challenge of climate change, including the mitigation of climate change, as well as the development of adaptive capacities of agriculture, fisheries and forestry to the effects of climate change. It provides a coordination role on climate change and related climate smart agriculture issues. The Division also serves as the focal point for a multidisciplinary and global approach to bioenergy as well as undertaking work and providing support and guidance on tenure issues.
The post is located in the ‘Strengthening National Adaptation Planning capacities for Food Security and Nutrition’ (SAGA) project, under the Mitigation of Climate Change in Agriculture (MICCA) programme. Funded by the Ministry of International Relations and la Francophonie (MRIF) of the provincial Government of Quebec, the SAGA project builds on a partnership model, including six international cooperation organizations, two universities and a research consortium on climate change, to support two francophone partner countries (Senegal and Haiti) in strengthening their adaptation planning capacities at local, national and international levels.Reporting Lines
The Natural Resources Officer reports to the Senior Natural Resources Officer, coordinating the SAGA project and the MICCA programme. Technical Focus
Capacity strengthening on climate change adaptation in the agriculture sectors as contribution to promoting sustainable food systems in the context of implementing the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda; multistakeholder collaboration and partnership building to enhance adaptation action at national level, as well as international climate change engagement in the context of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. Key Results
Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project/meeting services to support programme projects, products and services. Key Functions
• Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
• Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
• Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems;
• Updates databases and web pages;
• Participates in multidisciplinary project/work teams;
• Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars etc.;
• Participates in the organization, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners. Specific Functions
• Contributes to the technical integration of the policy, field/development, research and international dialogue components of the project;
• Supports the successful implementation of the multistakeholder model of the project, providing support to the national coordinators in Haiti and Senegal, as well as to the focal points of the nine implementation partners;
• Participates in, national and international meetings, workshops and events and in the discussions with the Government of Quebec, and supports the Project Steering Committee as well as national and international partners, bodies and partnerships on the topics and approaches related to climate change adaptation and mitigation in the agricultural sectors;
• Supports country offices in Senegal and Haiti in providing technical and policy guidance to the Ministries of Agriculture and the Ministries of Environment on National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) preparation, implementation and reporting in the agriculture sectors;
• Supports national and international multistakeholder consultations, trainings, and capacity development activities related to climate change adaptation planning and implementation for food security and nutrition as required;
• Conducts analyses and drafts documents to support NAPs and NDCs implementation, within the larger framework of achieving the SDGs (including policy briefs, technical reports, capacity development materials);
• Performs other duties as required.
• Advanced university degree in development studies, natural resources, social sciences, agriculture or a related field;
• Three years of relevant experience in international cooperation in the field of natural resources management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and sustainable food systems;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

• 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 multistakeholder project formulation and implementation, related to environment and natural resources management in developing countries;
• Extent and relevance of experience in capacity strengthening in the field of natural resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation for food security and nutrition and sustainable development;
• Extent and relevance of experience in organizing and facilitating local, national and international meetings and workshops;
• Extent and relevance of experience in collecting and analysing technical information and data on climate change adaptation and mitigation for food security and nutrition.  ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
GENERAL INFORMATION • Candidates endorsed in the selection process for this vacancy announcement will be considered for the FAO Professional Employment Roster for a period of two years. The Roster is used to fill other similar positions at the same or lower grade, and in the same or another duty station;
• FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance
• Disability protection FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct ______________________________________________________________________________________________________
HOW TO APPLY • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
• Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
• Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
• Incomplete applications will not be considered;
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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