FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants
in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries
are encouraged to apply.
Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
The Forest Policy and Resources Division leads FAO's work in promoting sustainable forest management and providing leadership on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of forestry, including its contributions to poverty reduction and food security and nutrition. It liaises with member countries, civil society and the private sector in aspects ranging from development of effective forest policies to forest conservation and management issues, and strengthens the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Division also collects, analyses and disseminates information on the world's forest resources and on the production, trade and consumption of wood and non-wood forest products.
The posts are located in the FAO-EU Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Programme and will assist the Programme in achieving its objectives in supporting stakeholders in eligible countries to strengthen forest governance, legality of timber produced and traded, and more equitable forest management systems.
Consultants will work under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager and in coordination with the Programme Staff.
The focus will be on one or several of the thematic areas under which the Programme is working\:
Support the planning, development and implementation of the FAO-EU FLEGT Programme objectives in accordance with the Departmental/Division objectives and the FAO Strategic Objectives.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Advanced university degree in Natural Resources Management, forest policy, International Relations, International Economics, or related fields.
- At least seven years of relevant experience in one or several of the thematic areas under which the Programme is working (listed above).
- Working knowledge (C-level) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two.
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,
- 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.
- 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.
FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
- Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Location: rome
- Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
- Closing Date: 2018-08-02