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Global Soil Partnership (GSP)/Sustainable Soil Management Specialist

Ankara (Turkey)

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations

depending on the evolving needs of the Organization 

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Organizational Setting
 
The main aim of the FAO country office, which is headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist government 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 position is located in FAO office in Ankara (with three missions of 30 days in total and 10 days of deskwork) and is responsible to provide technical support in the preparation a road map and strategy for a National Action Plan for Sustainable use of Soil Resources in Turkey in the framework of project TCP/TUR/3603 “Strengthening Agricultural Infrastructure Services with the context of Global Soil Partnership”.
 
Technical Focus
 
Sustainable Soil Management
 
Reporting Lines
The incumbent reports to the FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia and FAO Representative in Turkey, works under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer, technical guidance of the Land and Water Officer (CBL), and in close collaboration with the national counterpart and the National Project Coordinator (NPC); the Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks\:
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
  • Attend the inception workshop of the project  and contribute to the work plan of the project;
  • Review the existing policies on soil management in Turkey and prepare a roadmap for the project; 
  • Provide global experiences of soil management strategies and contribute to develop strategy for Turkey
  • Contribute in the preparation of training modules for the working group;
  • Contribute to prepare training programmes for WG01, together with the national consultants, and the soil experts,
  • Act as a resource person in the training
  • Contribute and participate in the national workshop to develop a National Strategy and Roadmap
  • Review the draft action plan and participate in the consultation workshop
  • Contribute in finalizing the draft action plan
 
Any other relevant tasks, as necessary.

 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
 
  • Advanced University degree in soil science or relevant fields related to the work of the Organization;
  • At least 10 years of experience in Soil Management and relevant policy development, with well-informed Global Soil Partnership and its policy agenda;
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, or Chinese).

 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Additional Selection Criteria
 
  • Knowledge of Turkish would be considered an asset
 
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Ankara (Turkey)
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Biology and Chemistry
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Environment
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-19

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