Land Tenure and Tenure Governance Reform Specialists (Level B)
Multiple locations (Various)
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People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Partnerships Division (PSP) is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the identification, strengthening and stewardship of strategic partnerships with non-state actors in support of FAO's Strategic Objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including parliamentarians, civil society, private sector, academia and research institutions, family farmers’ and indigenous peoples’ organizations, through developing capacities, fostering dialogues, sharing knowledge, scaling up programmes and advocating for FAO’s corporate positions. It ensures that multi-stakeholder processes and engagements at global, regional and country level are an integral part of FAO’s work, and provides targeted support to ensure secure tenure rights and capacity development (including through e-learning programmes) to contribute to the SDGs. It drives the development of FAO’s blended finance models, mobilizes resources from the private sector to advocate responsible agricultural investments and sustainable development to move the 2030 agenda forward, and promotes the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems (CFS-RAI). The Division has the lead responsibility for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), the UN Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028), the FAO Policy on Indigenous Peoples, and the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact.
The Organization frequently engages specialists to work on regular programme activities and/or projects as Consultants or Personal Service Agreement (PSA) Subscribers, who provide qualified and competent technical support services for the performance of specific impermanent assignments. These assignments, – lasting from one up to eleven months, – may require the discharge of full-time or part-time duties from the home station, or in various locations including possibly Rome headquarters and/or duty travels. Any possibility of eventual extensions would be subject to compliance with the FAO Manual, a continuing demand for the services, the availability of FAO budget resources, and satisfactory performance of the incumbent.
The objective of this global Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) is to attract suitable individuals to carry out B-level Consultancies and/or PSA Subscriptions in the thematic areas of land tenure and tenure governance reform, undertaken by the Land Tenure Unit (PSPL) within PSP. Only individuals meeting or exceeding the requirements of the EOI will be contacted and interviewed. Successful interviewees will eventually be registered in the Partnerships Division Roster, and would be considered whenever relevant openings arise that match their individual profiles.
The Land Tenure and Tenure Governance Reform Consultants or PSA Subscribers will work under the general guidance of the Land Tenure Unit (PSPL) Team Leader and/or the Coordinator of FAO global VGGT implementation programme, and the direct supervision of the pertinent FAO (Senior) Technical Officer. If the work will be carried out from decentralized duty stations, the incumbent will be required to work in close collaboration with the FAO Representation Office in the relevant country of assignment, as well as the relevant FAO Regional and/or Sub-regional Office.
VGGT implementation support for policy, legislative, institutional, organizational, operational and capacity development reforms affecting the Governance of Tenure of Land and natural resources, including, but not limited to\:
» Land Policy and Legal Frameworks, Land and Property Law, Spatial Planning Regulations\:
» Land Administration and pertinent service delivery\:
» Integration of Land Tenure Governance in FAO's work on food and nutrition security, sustainable integrated land and natural resources management and development; climate change; environmental, social and economic resilience; sustaining peace, conflict prevention and resolution; migration and urbanization management; and other topical global issues\:
» Technological Modernization and Innovation in land (and natural resources) governance and tenure administration;
Tasks and responsibilities
The Land Tenure and Tenure Governance Reform Consultants or PSA Subscribers will work closely with FAO staff and non-staff collaborators.
Their assigned tasks and responsibilities can include one or more elements of the following\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency