Policy and Programme Specialist (Biodiversity) – FAO

Location:
Multiple Locations,
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Policy and Programme Specialist (Biodiversity) – FAO

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Policy and Programme Specialist (Biodiversity) – FAO

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assess policy environment, and prepare proposals and working plans for technical support to policy and programme design and implementation;
  • Provide direct policy and technical assistance to governments, and identify and/or arrange for the provision of specific national and/or regional expertise on a need basis;
  • Propose and implement activities to establish mechanisms for cross-sectoral implementation and coordination of policies and programmes related to the sustainable use and management biodiversity across agricultural sectors;
  • Establish working relations with appropriate regional, national and local institutions to ensure effective implementation of activities supported by the project;
  • Provide technical and managerial assistance for the integration of ecosystem-based measures in agriculture production, for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity;
  • Contribute to the monitoring of the adoption of ecosystem-based practices and provide evidence-based feedback on policy effectiveness;
  • Create and engage in networks of collaboration amongst technical specialists to promote synergies between biodiversity management in production systems and chemicals management;
  • Document and select case studies on successful impact to inform policy dialogues at all levels, side events and other relevant events;
  • Organise national and regional workshops and trainings, events and progress review and planning meetings with relevant stakeholders and the programme team;
  • Ensure proper implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities under his/her responsibility.

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree in agriculture, biodiversity, environmental and economic sciences.
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in supporting policy processes, programme implementation and capacity-building activities related to biodiversity and pesticide management; and in the organisation of international, inter-governmental and/or technical meetings on related themes.
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or of Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

Technical/Functional Skills  

  • Familiarity with the relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements;
  • Extent and relevance of work experience in biodiversity in the context of food and agriculture systems;
  • Extent and relevance of experience working with regional, national and local institutions, with cross-sectoral experience considered an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in policy-oriented technical assistance, policy implementation and capacity building on biodiversity conservation and management in the context of food and agriculture systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, from government officials to farmers;
  • Experience in supporting project management activities, previous experience with FAO will be an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate, draft and finalize clear technical and policy documents, guidelines and manuals;
  • Work experience in ACP countries.
Closing date for applications 30 January 2020 before midnight.

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