National Green Growth Strategy and Policy Instruments Design Specialist
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The Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Eswatini have partnered since the country joined the Organization in 1971. FAO assistance has covered the formulation and implementation of food security and nutrition policies, including risk reduction and management strategies, and activities to increase agricultural productivity. More recently, cooperation has included a focus on market access and agricultural competiveness, with support to smallholders’ transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Emphasis is also given to the sustainable management of natural resources.
FAO Eswatini is implementing a number of Technical Cooperation Programmes (TCP) projects and Emergency programmes. The TCP provides assistance in all areas pertaining to FAO’s mandate and competence that are covered by the Strategic Framework to respond to governments’ priority needs. These short-term, catalytic and sustainable projects are driven by the demands and priorities of member countries, addressing critical gaps in hunger and malnutrition eradication, sustainable production, rural poverty reduction more efficient and inclusive food chains and building resilience to crisis. TCP projects catalyze change, foster capacity development and assist countries in mobilizing resources, in line with the Country Programming Frameworks agreed to with governments. Currently FAO Eswatini is supporting a number of TCPs with the Ministry of Agriculture and jointly collaborating with other Ministries as related to projects.
The Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) assists developing countries, member of the NDC Partnership, in achieving two overarching objectives namely 1) Enhancement of NDCs, including by raising ambition, as part of the Paris Agreement’s NDC update process; and fast-track implementation of NDCs, including by providing in-country technical expertise and capacity building. In Eswatini, CAEP has partnered with Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Commonwealth Secretariat, FAO, NDC Partnership Support Unit, UN Environment Programme and World Resources Institute to implement the NDC Partnership support initiative.
Through this partnership, FAO has been tasked with implementing five of the activities covering climate risk mapping, identification of livestock emissions reduction options, development of a green growth strategy , assisting in design of climate smart policy instruments as well as facilitating Multi stakeholder dialogue.
The National Consultant: Livestock Emissions Reduction Options will perform this assignment under the overall supervision of the SFS Sub Regional Coordinator/FAO Representative to Eswatini, and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative/Programmes, with technical support from the Sub regional Agrofood Systems and Investment Policy Specialist.
The post is located in the FAO Eswatini office.
The Eswatini FAO Country office intends to engage a National Consultant to assist with Livestock Emissions Reduction Options. The assessment will focus on options for reducing emissions from the livestock sector which is a major contributor to greenhouse gases with the aim of developing Climate-Smart Livestock Value Chains Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions. This is envisaged to be linked to the Agrinvest initiative which is designing sector development programme agreements including in the livestock sector. FAO has already initiated the Agrinvest process which involves in depth value chain analysis together with the Ministry of Agriculture. Whilst the Livestock sector is not yet on the current list there are advanced plans to make the sector part of the prioritised the value chains
Moreover, with the current situation regarding COVID-19, it is expected that the project will also contribute towards addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 disease in the relevant thematic areas.
Tasks and Responsibilities
National Green Growth Strategy
Inclusive policy instruments identified to reduce risks and incentivize participation of private sector in NDC implementation
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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