Remote sensing, monitoring and/or management and sustainable livelihoods specialist - peatlands and mangroves
Multiple locations (Various)
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The Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOAD) of the Forestry Department, 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 supports member countries, civil societies and the private sector on 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 FOA division through the National Forest Monitoring (NFM) Team opens this vacancy announcement with the objective of identifying and recruiting consultants for assignments in 2019–2021 in several duty stations to further develop its technical support globally; and specifically in the Global Peatland Initiative member countries\: Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Peru and Democratic Republic of the Congo. FAO has several projects funded by various resource partners and in collaboration with FAO member countries and partner organizations, to support the integration of peatlands into land use monitoring systems, land use planning and improving their management.
FAO’s work on peatlands is coordinated through the NFM Team and comprises of activities undertaken also in FAO’s Regional and country offices. Since 2011, FAO supports countries in advancing sustainable peatland management through 1) Knowledge sharing and capacity development; 2) Policy guidance; and 3) Technical support at the national and field level, including monitoring, livelihood development; mapping and integrating activities into existing processes, frameworks and institutions.
FAO’s work on peatlands falls under Strategic Objective output 20402\: Capacities of institutions are strengthened to collect, analyse and report data for decision-making on sustainable production, climate change and environmental degradation, including relevant SDGs. The work contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)\: 15 Life on Land and 13 Climate Action, among others.
The Consultant(s) will be based in Rome (NFM Team), or in country offices located in Indonesia, Republic of the Congo, Peru and Democratic Republic of the Congo. Consultants may be hired for various lengths from 4 months up to 11 months with the potential to renew, depending on the project requirements.
Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader, NFM, FAO headquarters or under the FAO Representative in the country offices and under the technical guidance of Forestry Officer – SEPAL and Forestry Officer - Peatlands (FOA) and other unit members, the consultants will contribute to the operational success of FAO’s work on peatlands, mangroves and climate change.
In particular, the work will focus on\: Contributing to technical work related to wetland and high-carbon ecosystem (especially peatlands and mangroves) through\: satellite data processing and field data analysis for monitoring, mapping, land use planning, management and/or livelihood development on peatlands in wet condition (paludiculture).
Tasks and responsibilities
Under the monitoring work stream\:
For all work streams\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that while these skills are desirable, the candidate does not need to cover all the preferred qualifications mentioned below\:
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency