International Consultant on Climate Change Vulnerability and DRR

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Home-Based / Remote
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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Organizational Setting:

 

Under the direct technical supervision of the LTO for the project TCP/SRB/3705 “Building Resilience of Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters and Climate Change Impacts” and in close consultation with the National Project Coordinator for Serbia and REU Programme Specialist, the International  Consultant on Climate Change Vulnerability will be responsible for providing technical inputs and guidance to collect data and conduct the analysis on Climate change vulnerability in Serbian’s municipalities.

 

Reporting Lines

 

Under the direct technical supervision of the LTO for the project TCP/SRB/3705 “Building Resilience of Agricultural Sector to Natural Disasters and Climate Change Impacts” and in close consultation with the National Project Coordinator for Serbia and REU Programme Specialist, the International  Consultant on Climate Change Vulnerability will carry out the following activities:

 

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Analyse secondary data available in the government and other relevant sources to evaluate social and economic vulnerability derivate from the mains climate treats
  • Definition of the social and economic indicators of vulnerability in order to elaborate a raking of the municipalities based on its CC vulnerability
  • Organize the validation workshop with stakeholders for complementation of information/missing data
  • Prepare the raking of the municipalities based on the indicators selected
  • Attend the round table to present the finding, methodology and results
  • Develop recommendations for the way forward and how to mitigate the impacts based on the available policies and systematized information
  • Prepare training materials on DRR in agriculture including (but not restrictive to) ecosystem restoration and protection approaches, ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction. Also all the training material should include GAEC and SRM when possible. The training will be targeting advisory services.
  • Prepare the technical content of 3 national trainings for rural extension agents, deliver content and coordinate the trainings
    • 1st training will level up the awareness on the concepts and content of CSA and DRR in agriculture sector
    • 2nd and 3rd sub-sequential, sub regional trainings will be practical
  • Carry out other activities within his/her technical competence as requested by the LTO.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree(s) in economics, agriculture, natural resources, sustainable development, climate policy or related fields.
  • A minimum of 7 years work experience in climate change, DDR  and vulnerability, preferably in Balkan’s countries
  • Working knowledge of English is required. 

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement 

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Ability to work on international teams and with remote supervision.
  • Computer skills (WordPerfect, PowerPoint, Excel, Skype)
  • Basic knowledge of Serbian language will be considered an asset.