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FAO GCF PROJECT TASK MANAGER (PTM)

santiago

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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\:
 
FAO Regional Office for Latin America and Caribbean
Travel to countries in the region as needed.
 
Reporting Lines\:
 
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Delivery Manager of the Regional Initiative 3 in RLC and under the direct supervision of the RLC GCF/GEF Unit Coordinator, the international consultant will act as Project Task Manager for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) projects to be formulated by FAO for SLM sub-region, in close coordination with the SLM technical officers, and consultation with RLC and HQ Officers.
 
 
Tasks and responsibilities –
 
More specifically, the PTM will mobilize the capacities and the resources available (financial and technical/consultants) towards\:
 
Identification and Formulation\:
  • Support Country Offices in identifying and formulating project ideas and entry-points for GCF funding as requested by governments, and assess coherence with FAO’s priorities and strategic framework, and Country Programme Framework (CPF) and donor guidelines. This includes\:
  • Provide substantive guidance in the identification and design of project proposals ensuring to address national priorities of recipient countries and alignment with FAO´s Strategic Objectives, programme priorities and operational procedures of FAO with GCF.
  • Screen project ideas for GCF for FAO and donor eligibility, together with the LTOs and FAO GCF team in RLC, ensuring FAO standards, rules and procedures and the consistency and quality of project documents to be presented to the GCF Coordination Unit in HQ.
  • Manage the project pipeline and work plans for project design.
  • Support country officers in the identification and, if needed, in the liaison with potential co-financing agencies and institutions and assist in identification of national organizations and partners and specific roles.
  • Identify and sourcing of technical expertise; including the preparation of TORs, identification of consultants and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports.
  • Provide high-level advice during in the context of GCF project formulation, including GCF eligibility criteria and sound adaptation and mitigation options to address climate change.
  • Prepare periodic meetings and periodic reports to follow the project design activities and ongoing agreements with partner institutions.
  • Provide quality control throughout all stages of project design.
  • Lead the review process of the proposals already presented to the GCF until their approval.
  • Assist LTOs and GCF focal point in RLC in ensuring the consistence and quality of the project document for being presented to the GCF Coordination Unit in HQ.
  • Support the identification of synergies and complementarity with other environmental and climate change funding (i.e. GEF, IKI and others) including identifying relevant initiatives and possibilities for replication and scale-up and that could serve as possible co-financing sources for GCF projects.     
 
Knowledge Management
  • Support the preparation and delivery of training courses and toolkits targeted to both FAO staff and other stakeholders;
  • Respond to queries on project progress, impacts and lessons;
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in one of the disciplines relevant to the FAO mandates and FAO technical areas of work. (for PSAs) 
  • Advanced university degree (M.Sc.) in Environment, Climate Change, or sustainable development themes or closely related subject. (for Consultants)
  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in project design, GCF and GEF project design and loans design are an asset, and 6 years of professional work experience managing sustainable development/climate change project portfolios funded by bilateral or multilateral resource partners. 
  • Working knowledge of English and Spanish
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both Spanish and English;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in negotiations and development cooperation, multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs),
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization through environmental and climate change funds, GCF resource mobilization is an asset;
  • Excellent planning skills and ability to manage multiple competing deadlines calming and effectively;
  • Very Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently with good judgment;
  • Demonstrated experience in multi-disciplinary work in natural resources sectors, cooperation for development, multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). 
  • Understanding of the political, economic, agricultural and social context of the LAC region.
  • Proven capacity to work across different sectors and institutional levels from policy and decision making to programme formulation and implementation; from regional, national to local community levels. 
  • Good understanding of natural resources/climate change issues in the LAC region.
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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: santiago
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-13

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