Forestry GIS Specialist
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The Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU) is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture, forestry and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the region. REU also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region and monitors the level of programme implementation.
International Consultants and Personal Service Providers (PSAs) represent an important source of expertise for FAO in the achievement of the Organization’s strategic objectives and regional initiatives.
The selected applicant will work on the project TCP/RER/3801 that aims to address the barriers of appropriate pest management in forests of Belarus and Ukraine.
The objective will be achieved through (i) Revision of national surveillance and monitoring systems to develop functional early warning systems, (ii) Development and validation of national contingency plans for forest pest outbreaks with regional and district forest managers, (iii) Development of guidelines developed for improving resilience of forest stands in relation to forest health and enhancing drought mitigation, and (iv) Strengthening national capacities on communication and regional coordination in relation to forest health issues The project strategy builds on the close engagement of key stakeholders to ensure sustainability of the results.
The specialist will work 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) and in close coordination with National Project Coordinator as well as other international and national experts as appropriate.
The International Consultant or PSA SBS will contribute to the implementation of the project “Strengthening the resilience of pine forests to bark beetle outbreaks and associated dieback” through formulation of work plan, reporting, capacity development on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application to, preparation of technical papers, preparation of guidelines and recommendations.
Tasks and responsibilities
The International Consultant or PSA SBS will work closely with FAO staff to coordinate the following activities related to developing action plans at regional, district and forest management unit levels for improved preparedness and swift responding to pest out breaks\:
International consultants only\:
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FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency