- Advanced university degree in Natural Resources, Forestry, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences, Rural Development, Engineering, Environmental Economics, or related field.
- At least three to twelve years of relevant experience conducting assessments, analytical studies and/or planning, designing and managing projects related to watershed management, DRR/DRM, sustainable forest management, modelling, rural development, or ecosystem services.
- Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.
FAO Core Competencies
Additional Selection Criteria
The Forest Policy and Resources Division leads FAO’s work in promoting sustainable forest management and providing leadership on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of forestry, including its contributions to poverty reduction and food security and nutrition. It liaises with member countries, civil society and the private sector in aspects ranging from development of effective forest policies to forest conservation and management issues, and strengthens the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The Division also collects, analyses and disseminates information on the world’s forest resources and on the production, trade and consumption of wood, non-wood forest products and ecosystem services.
The post is located in the Water and Mountains Team, Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FOA.
FAO International Consultants and Call purpose
The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to provide FAO with a list of qualified candidates to support and enhance its
programme of work. Assignments pursuant to this Call for Expression of Interest may be at the Organization’s headquarters in
Rome (Italy), home based, or on field missions, as required.
The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term projects as international consultants. The functions of a
consultant are results-oriented and normally involve analysing complex issues, directing seminars or training courses, preparing documents for conferences and meetings, or writing reports on matters within their area of expertise.
An international consultant is engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which would be short-term by nature. The assignment may involve full-time or part-time functions similar to those of staff members.
The assignment can be from two weeks up to 11 months. The possibility of further extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
The purpose of this call is to attract talents with experience and background in the area of business and enterprise development for small holders, sustainable value chain and marketing strategy development, within mountain areas.
Overall supervision of the Team leader, in collaboration with technical units in FAO and/or FAO decentralized office, as appropriate. When activities are carried out in countries, the consultant will be required to work in close collaboration with the FAO Representation in the relevant country of assignment, as well as the relevant FAO regional office.
Provision of support to FAO’s work in watershed management, resilience, Disaster Risk Management / Disaster Risk Reduction (DRM/DRR), mountains, forests and water, coastal management, and ecosystem services. The consultant will be involved in cross-sectoral work that includes forestry, agriculture, water, and fisheries, contributing to FAO’s strategic objectives of making agriculture, forestry and fisheries more productive and sustainable, and increasing the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.
Tasks and responsibilities
The consultant will support the Water and Mountain work programmes, achieving one or more of the following tasks: