Nutrition and Climate Change consultant
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FAO’s Nutrition and Food systems Division (ESN) assists Member Countries to improve diets and prevent all forms of malnutrition, through appropriate policies, strategies and methodologies for improving the efficiency and inclusiveness of their food and agricultural systems. As a knowledge leader, areas addressed include dietary assessment, support on nutrition-sensitive food and agriculture policies and programs, effective nutrition promotion programmes, food value chains, market linkages, post-harvest handling and agro-processing. FAO is committed to support Member States in their efforts to improve nutritional outcomes as stated in the Rome Declaration on Nutrition (November 2014) and to mainstream nutrition into FAO’s strategic objectives.
FAO International Consultants and Call Purpose
Good nutrition is at the heart of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). By declaring 2016-2025 the UN Decade of Action on Nutrition, the UN General Assembly has fully endorsed enhanced efforts to ensure that good nutrition is achieved by all. Because nutrition starts with what one eats, to achieve this goal, food systems must deliver healthy diets for all. Food systems are increasingly challenged by climate change, land conversion, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and natural resource degradation. ESN is expanding the work stream dedicated to the integration of nutrition into efforts to address these challenges. FAO is supporting countries to both mitigate and adapt to stresses on the food system such as climate change through a wide range of research-based and practical programmes and projects.
The objective of the Call of Interest is to identify skilled professionals to support various activities focusing on the nexus of nutrition and climate change, biodiversity, and natural resource management.
The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Director of ESN and the direct supervision of the Senior Nutrition and Food Systems Officer.
To provide data, information, knowledge and skills to analyse and interpret the relation between nutrition and climate change, biodiversity and natural resource management. This work will include providing support to the development of training materials and toolkits on nutritional vulnerability as a component of risk assessment and resilience planning. Other activities include contributing to the drafting of numerous reports through provision of nutrition technical input to documents focusing on biodiversity and natural resource management and resilience in the context of climate change. The consultant will also provide technical expertise for meetings, briefs, speeches, and similar deliverables. The consultant will contribute to the development of a sound understanding on the environmental impact of changes in dietary patterns.
Tasks and responsibilities
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FAO Core Competencies
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