International advisor for Central Asian Desert Initiative (CADI)

Tashkent, Uzbekistan 🇺🇿


Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced University degree in conservation biology, natural resource management, forestry, or related field;
  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience in in conservation and sustainable use of deserts;
  • Working level of English is required
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Additional Selection Criteria
  • Technical capacity to support the land use planning process, implementation and monitoring of INRM/SLM practices in agricultural production landscapes;
  • Solid positive project management experience with international donor organization (IDO)
  • Excellent communication skills, with district/oblast government, national and international experts and local communities
  • Ability to implement the capacity building programs and activities, including development and organization of training events at the national and regional level;
  • Proved leadership skills with the ability to run large scale project, demonstrated ability to open up to new approaches and new practices;
  • Knowledge of and experience in procurement, HR and other rules for FAO, UNDP or other international development organizations in the country;
 FAO Country Office in Uzbekistan is responsible for partnership with and support to the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan, bringing together technical assistance innovative, international best practices and global normative work standards with national and regional expertise.
 FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia and FAO Representative in Turkey, technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer, and in close cooperation with the National Project Coordinator, Assistant FAO Representative in Uzbekistan
Technical Focus
 Сonservation and sustainable use of deserts or related fields.
Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in dialogue facilitation among individual focal points of each Rio Convention
  • Accompany the process of CADI Secretariat establishing by
    • Review the current situation including collecting best practices and lessons learned from the region
    • Obtain consensus for the seat of the interim Secretariat
    • Propose coordinator position
    • Establish day-to-day work of the interim Secretariat including communication mechanism
    • Develop joint programme of work for a 5 years period
    • Review sustainable funding options for the Secretariat
  • Develop the regional awareness raising workshop agenda for decision-makers on Extension of political agenda to Integrated natural resource management (INRM) including identification of resource persons and participants
  • Provide input for organization of the international conference on Temperate deserts in Asia in 2019/20 by
    • Identify agenda
    • Contact resource persons and recommending participants
    • Prepare conference materials including road map and invitations to attendees
    • Support organizational issues including post-conference