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Manager, The Forest and Farm Facility, Forest Policy and Resources Division (FOA)

Rome (Italy)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome (Italy)
  • Grade: D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Legal - Broad
    • Managerial positions
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-31

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Organizational Setting


The Forestry and Farm Facility (FFF) is a partnership between FAO, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and AgriCord managed within the Forestry Policy and Resources Division of the Forestry Department of FAO in Rome. FFF is a proven delivery mechanism to sustain Climate Resilient Landscapes and Improved Livelihoods at a very practical level through support to governments and forest and farm producer organizations in countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. The FFF empowers Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs), with a special focus on gender equality, indigenous peoples and youth, to achieve four inter-connected outcomes\: increase their linkage and participation in policy advocacy; improve their technical and business capacities, to develop enterprises and to access finance in order to achieve sustainable livelihoods; develop technical and organizational solutions which both mitigate and help their adaptation to climate change in their own landscapes, and provide better social and cultural services to their members.
Information about the programme can be found at http\://www.fao.org/forest-farm-facility/en/.

Summary of Duties and Functions

Under the supervision of the Director, Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOA), FAO Forestry Department, and guidance from a Donor Support Group and Steering Committee, the Manager, Forest and Farm Facility, will be responsible for the overall management of the programme. The Manager will\:

• Provide the intellectual leadership and strategic vision of the Forest and Farm Facility and be responsible for the management of operations and the supervision of staff;
• Assure the achievement of the impact, outcomes and outputs and programme objectives and contribute to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and monitor learning and progress;
• Be responsible for budget management of the trust fund(s) and accountable to the donors including the provision of technical and financial reports to the Steering Committee and the Donor Support Group on an annual basis;
• Promote the Forest and Farm Facility and the role of Forest and Farm Producer Organizations at all levels (local, national, regional and global), with partners and donors with a view to expanding the programme and mobilizing additional resources for this purpose. Enhance innovation, communications and knowledge generation;
• Collaborate closely and build partnerships internally within FAO with Strategic Programmes and other FAO forestry teams and other departments, regional and country offices across FAO, to develop more integrated approaches; and strengthen ties to external partners and networks;
• Promote a culture of transparency, respect, gender equality and trust within the team.

General Requirements

• Advanced university degree in forestry or a related field of study, preferably with an emphasis on community forestry/agroforestry producer organizations, small scale enterprise development and/or policy;
• Extensive professional experience in the forestry and rural development sector including broad international country level experience in and including capacity development for forest and farm producer organizations, landscape approaches, inclusive value chains, poverty reduction and cross-sectoral policy coordination. Experience in working on gender equality, on youth engagement and with Indigenous Peoples would be an asset;
• Demonstrated leadership, managerial and supervisory skills and a strong sense of responsibility;
• Experience with management of international programmes, including resource mobilization, partnerships and processes related to development cooperation in forest/natural resources and climate change sectors;
• Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish);
• Ability to develop and maintain professional contacts with government officials and international organizations;
• Well-developed communication and analytical skills;
• Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with a diverse team of people of different national and cultural backgrounds in an international setting.
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