Forest Management Specialist
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The selected applicant will work on project GCP/SRB/002/GFF that aims to address the barriers for mainstreaming of a sustainable forest management in Serbia and contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and climate change mitigation through the promotion of multifunctional sustainable forest management in productive forest landscapes (Global environmental objective). The objective will be achieved through (i) improving information availability to enable informed decision making in forest development and management, and reporting according to international standards and practices, through the set up of an integrated Forest Information System, and the implementation of the second National Forest Inventory (ii) strengthening coordination and dialogue between key public and private stakeholders, (iii) strengthening capacities of forest managers to implement SFM practices through guidance materials and trainings and (iv) generating strategies to provide incentives to private forest owners to engage in SFM, and (v) implementation of updated forest development plans and forest management plans according to SFM guidelines in two pilot regions. The project strategy builds on the close engagement of key stakeholders to ensure sustainability of the results.
Total project financing amounts to USD. 29.454.799 over the four-year implementation period. Co-financing amounts to USD 26.180.141, out of which 61 % in cash, provided by the Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Institutes of Forestry, National Park Administrations, Public Forest Enterprises, the Forest Chamber as well as FAO. GEF incremental resources amount to USD 3.274.658 (11 % of the total financing).
Under the overall supervision of the Assistant Director General / Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia (REU), the direct technical supervision of the Forestry Officer (REU), day to day supervision of the National Project Coordinator and in close coordination with GEF National Project Director, the consultant works closely with the Forest Management Specialist (Coordinator - Component 2 and Western Serbia) and the National Forest Management Specialist (Vojvodina Region) as well as other international and national experts as appropriate.
Technical supervision of the preparation of at least 15 guideline documents for silvicultural practices in different forest types, integrating biodiversity conservation based on EU habitats directive.
Tasks and responsibilities
The above-mentioned tasks will be performed during the course of the project as appropriate
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
implementation, in particular in private forests;
FAO Core Competencies
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