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UN Jobs – Forest Monitoring and Policy Specialist – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:  Forest Monitoring and Policy Specialist

Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has a global mandate to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic’ growth. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.

 

Job Summary:   The specialist will report to the Forestry Officer MRV in the NFM team, under the overall supervision of the Team Leader, Senior Forestry Officer (NFO), in close collaboration FAO Uganda.

 

FAO will support Uganda in assessing whether and how its National Forest Monitoring System can respond to requirements from the EU Deforestation Regulations and the UK’s Forest Risk Commodities regime. Furthermore, in 2024 work is planned to analyse policy coherence of the public expenditure, which requires the collection of local data and interviews with the Ministry. This consultancy will support the planned technical assistance to the government of Uganda provided by the National Forest Monitoring and REDD+ Teams.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead MRV work in Uganda in close collaboration with FAO/NFO HQ-based teams.
  • Supervise and coordinate GIS-MRV team in Uganda.
  • Document the global carbon market opportunities and requirements for financing.
  • Explore and inform stakeholders about potential carbon financing for Uganda.
  • Work closely with the MAFAP and the policy teams in Uganda on public expenditure analysis on forestry in Uganda.
  • Assist the HQ-based teams to improve the work in the country, and improve the relation with the National Forest Authorities, the relevant Ministry/ies and other relevant MRV stakeholders.
  • Support the NFM and REDD+ teams with the collection of local data and setting up interviews as required.
  • Assist with gap assessments and drafting of documents as required.
  • Present results of the MRV and REDD+ teams by organizing and facilitating information and technical workshops.
  • Take initiative about MRV work in Uganda by capturing emerging issues and adapting to the priorities of the government of Uganda.
  • Any other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Forest Monitoring and Policy Specialist job must hold a University degree in Forestry, Environmental science, or a related study.
  • At least five years of experience in the field of forest resources monitoring and assessment or forest management.
  • Experience in planning, monitoring and reporting in forestry.
  • Knowledge of National Forest Monitoring Systems.
  • Knowledge of Uganda’s REDD+ context and institutions (NFA, FSSD, etc) is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision and to take initiative.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English is required.
  • National of Uganda

 

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 

Desired:

  • Experience in forest MRV and policy activities.
  • Knowledge of Uganda ’s REDD+ context and institutions (NFA, FSSD, etc) is an advantage.
  • Experience in coordination and planning.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision and to take initiative.

 

NB: Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified candidates who wish to join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) should apply online at the link below

 

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Deadline: 28th February 2024

 

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