Deadline : 6 October 2020
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Adviser Biodiversity in Rome, Italy. The duration of this post is 11 months
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Adviser Biodiversity will perform the following functions-
- Develop, write, technically edit and proofread pre-session and background documents, reports, publications and work plans, as lead author, on topics listed above.
- Provide technical and logistical support to the Secretariat, for example by communicating with experts, National Focal Points and international organizations, and organizing internal (FAO) and external review process for documents.
- Provide support to the Secretariat for the organization of technical and intergovernmental meetings and in the finalization of documents that may arise as a follow-up to such meetings.
- Liaise with relevant FAO units and other organizations relevant to the assignment to obtain guidance and advice on specific elements.
- Prepare concept notes and project proposals for donors.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree (for Consultants)/ University Degree (for PSAs) in agriculture, natural resources, social sciences, law, environment and/or economic sciences, nutrition or related field.
- 1-4 year’s of experience for base level consultants, and 5 year’s of experience for middle level consultants, in issues related to genetic resources and biodiversity for food and agriculture, including conservation, use and/or, access and benefit-sharing, as well as on activities related to the organization and management of inter-governmental and/ or technical meetings.
- Experience in genetic resources for food and agriculture.
- Experience in the one or more MYPOW subject areas listed above.
- Experience in the organization and management of inter-governmental and/or technical meetings.
- Ability to formulate, draft and finalize clear technical and policy documents, guidelines and manuals, in English.
- Knowledge of developments in other relevant international fora and the capacity to conduct technical and policy analysis of on-going processes on biodiversity and genetic resources.
- Knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two, or of Arabic, Chinese or Russian.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit FAO.