The Integrated Sustainable Land and Coastal Management (ISLCM) project is a five-year project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Vanuatu Government. FAO is the Implementing Agency (IA) and is providing the technical support to the Vanuatu Government in implementing the project. The Ministry of Climate Change, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and Ministry of Agriculture, Quarantine, Forestry and Fisheries are the Executing Agencies and national counterparts for the project. The project will be working closely with other partners within the public and private sectors as well as with members of the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). The overall goal of the project is to test and implement sustainable and integrated management of forest, land and marine resources to achieve effective ridge-to-reef (R2R) conservation in selected priority watersheds in Vanuatu.
Under the overall administrative leadership of FAO Sub-regional Representative for the Pacific Islands in Samoa and under the direct technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the National Project Coordinator (NPC), the National Project Officer (NPO) as well as with close collaboration and consultation with the Vanuatu GEF Operational Focal Point (OFP) and with relevant Government Ministries and national counterparts on the project islands, the National Biodiversity Conservation specialist (NBCS) will undertake the following tasks listed below
The incumbent will coordinate and provide extensive technical assistance related to Natural resource governance, participation and livelihood to ensure the effective participation of all relevant stakeholders, including gender and youth in the delivery of project outputs. In addition, good knowledge on Participatory Rural Community Appraisal (PRCA), Community profile; Information and communication resources and networks in a community; and to elaborate a Protected Area Financial Management Plan for each Project site.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Natural Resource Governance, Participation and Livelihood Specialist will be a nationally recruited expert selected based on an open competitive process. The incumbent will be responsible for:
1. Participatory Rural Community Appraisal (PRCA) conducted, capturing the following key information: Community profile; Information and communication resources and networks in a community; Community perceptions including needs, opportunities, problems, and solutions (NOPS); Indicators of behaviour and social changes in national resource management area (NRMA)
2. A Stakeholder Participation Plan for Each Project Site.
3. A Protected Area Financial Management Plan for each Project site
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Vanuatu nationals: National Natural Resources Governance, Participation and Livelihood Specialist
United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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