National Project Coordinator – St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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The FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean (SLC) was established in 1996 and is based in Barbados. It is headed by a Sub-Regional Representative/Coordinator and is staffed by a Multidisciplinary Team and an Administrative Unit. The FAO Caribbean Sub-Regional Office is supporting 13 member countries including Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, The Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, and Trinidad and Tobago.
FAO SLC also reserves as the FAO Representation for the Commonwealth of Dominica.
FAO, together with UN, government and regional partners, is implementing a portfolio of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Resilience projects across the Caribbean. Some of these include: capacity building on and institutionalization of innovative DRM/Resilience tools; support to Agriculture Disaster Risk Management Planning and hazard-specific preparedness and response; and enhancing the availability, quality and ease-of-access to agro-meteorological data and climate risk information. Upcoming programmes and projects include promoting resilient livelihoods and food security through data, digitalization and sectoral linkages (Joint Programme); and building resilience to multiple shocks and stresses in the response and recovery from COVID-19 impacts.
The national project coordinator will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean/FAO Representative in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the technical supervision of the FAO Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Emergency Focal Point, and in close coordination with the FAO SLC Programme Coordinator and other programme/project partners.
The objective of the assignment is to provide technical and coordination support to FAO’s programmes and projects on Disaster Risk Management and Resilience in St. Vincent and the Grenadines including an upcoming UN Joint Programme.
Tasks and responsibilities
1. Provide project coordination and technical support to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines component of the upcoming Joint Programme on resilient livelihoods and food security to be implemented Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This will include (but not be limited to) the following programme outputs:
- Improvement of early warning, risk and vulnerability data, related systems, and geospatial information systems
- More responsive, adaptive and scalable digital data systems, assessments and national registries on farmers, fishers, and vulnerable households
- Improved linkages between agricultural and social protection sectors to include expanded market and climate information services, improved farm/fisher data, more inclusive risk management practices and expanded and effective extension and advisory services
2. Provide technical, programmatic and operational support to the SLC Disaster Risk Management/Resilience Portfolio in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
3. Perform any other duties as required
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
- Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Fisheries, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Agricultural/Environmental Economics, Governance/Public Policy and other relevant fields
- At least 2 years of relevant experience in Agriculture Development, Resilience, Disaster Risk Management (including emergency response), Climate Change Adaptation, Climate-smart Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Data Science, Geographic Information Systems and closely related fields
- Working knowledge of English;
- National of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
FAO Core Competencies
- Results Focus
- Building Effective Relationships
- Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
- Experience working with Ministries of Agriculture and/or Environment, extension officers and farming/fishing communities is desirable
- Experience in geospatial analysis and data science (e.g. collection, analysis, modelling) for the agriculture and/or environment sectors would be an advantage
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