Bangladesh nationals: Agriculture Hazard and Vulnerability Mapping Specialist

United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Organizational Setting

FAO has been working in Bangladesh since 1973. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which is headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments in ensuring healthy, safe and nutritious food; sustainability of productive ecosystem and assist in climate change adaptation and mitigation. In addition, it also support the government to reduce hunger and malnutrition, help developing the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines:

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh, direct supervision of the International Program Specialist in Cox’s Bazar and close contact with the Snr Forestry Specialist, the Agricultural Hazards and Vulnerability Mapping Specialist will work to develop a tool for Agricultural Vulnerability and Hazard Mapping. He will suggest solution for ensuring better resilience for the farmers exposed to climatic catastrophe and landslide vulnerability.

Technical Focus

Develop / be responsible for the identification of different hazard that affect farm production, physical delineation of the extent of hazard at smallest unit, in close collaboration with the field office under Departments of Agriculture Extension and private stakeholders. The consultant will also be accountable for managing the implementing partners, arrange training and workshop for the farmers and other stakeholders.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The Agricultural Hazards Mapping and Vulnerability Analysis Specialist will support the FAO Emergency Response Programme in Cox’s Bazar in conducting following tasks:

  • Develop agriculture specific hazards maps on landslides, mudflows, floods and other climatic variables
  • Develop agricultural vulnerability maps
  • Develop strategy for safer and sustainable agricultural practices, and recommendation of options
  • Prepare document on mitigation and rehabilitation measure for land and soil degradation
  • Conduct  Consultation Workshop and training 
  • Develop tool kit for field data collection
  • Develop mobile application on agricultural information
  • Improve the existing analog map available in collaboration with DAE (Department agriculture extenuation)
  • Work closely with livelihood working group and SAFE Plus partners for developing and validation of Agricultural Vulnerability and Hazard maps.
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in agri-tecchnology, horticulture, or equivalent level and working background of developing tool kit for data collection, analysis and mapping. Candidate having Doctorate degree will get preference.
  • At least 5 years’ of experience in agriculture sector in Bangladesh, including DRR aspects
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English
  • National of Bangladesh
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Good communication, reporting and presentation skills in English
  • Proven record of writing reports and scientific papers
  • Remain open to change and ability to manage complex situations.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in multicultural environment
  • Ability to deal with stakeholders from a broad range of backgrounds
  • Demonstrate capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks in time to meet goals in a high-pressure environment.
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with high-ranking official of government institutions, international institutions and non- government institutions
  • Possess strong supervisory, communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets, databases and mapping





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