UN Jobs – Forestry Officer (Redd+ Advisor) – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Job Title:       Forestry Officer (Redd+ Advisor)
Organisation: Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: FAO
Vacancy Announcement Number:
Grade: P-3
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 Forestry
Officer (Redd+ Advisor) will coordinate project implementation, manage and
ensure the project coherence and monitor its implementation. The incumbent will
also provide technical support for effective and efficient delivery of the
project outputs, including the planning and coordination of the national multipurpose
forest inventory, and capacity building of key institutions and stakeholders.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Researches and analyzes technical, social,
economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information,
data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of
programme projects, products and services
Produces a variety of technical information,
data, statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web
Offers technical support/analysis to various
assessments, studies and initiatives and provides technical backstopping to
field projects.
Collaborates in the development of
improved/updated tools, systems, processes, and databases.
Actively participates on multi-disciplinary
teams, and/or leads working groups/teams collaborates with other departments
and agencies on work groups and committees and promotes best practices.
Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping
to and ensures the quality / effectiveness of capacity development activities
within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and
individual learning events including preparation of related information,
learning materials, on-line tools.
Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at
international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder
Supports resource mobilization activities in
accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.
Manages, monitors, coordinates and provides
guidance for all project activities in collaboration with the National Forest
Authority (NFA);
Assists National Forest Authority (NFA) and the
Forestry Sector Support Department (FSSD) in planning, executing and monitoring
activities conceptualized in the project document, including developing work
plans, ToRs, workshops – training courses and national capacity building
programmes in consultation with FSSD/REDD+ Secretariat;
Supports the National REDD+ Secretariat and MRV
National Consultant with overall technical guidance and advice for the
coordination of NFMS/MRV activities in the country and assists coordination
with other ongoing efforts to support monitoring at national and local levels;
Manages the project related operations,
including procurement;
Provides support in implementing NFI, including
ensuring technical clearance of NFI field forms, work plans, services, products
and deliverables;
Works closely with the national and
international remote sensing experts to ensure that satellite-based LULC change
maps and data from NFI are harmonized; Coordinates inputs and improvements to
be made to Forest Reference Level (FRL)
Provides support to the National REDD+ Focal
Point in leveraging funding for REDD+ implementation in Uganda (e.g. drafting
additional financing requests, developing new projects, partnerships, terms of
references, etc. related to MRV/NFMS) in coordination with relevant key FAO
units and programs;
Communicates with donors on progress of project
implementation and continues to promote FAO’s comparative advantage as
strategic implementing partner;
The incumbent facilitates regular meetings to
enhance technical knowledge and stakeholders coordination on MRV/NFMS, prepares
project reports and related publications and liaises regularly with project LTO
to inform on progress/challenges of project workplan;
Performs other duties as required.
Key Results: Research,
technical analysis, and project related services to support the delivery of
programme projects, products, and services.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the Food and Agriculture
Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Forestry Officer (Redd+ Advisor)
career opportunity should hold an advanced university degree in forestry,
natural resources management, environmental sciences or other related field.
At least five years of relevant experience in
project/programme implementation in developing countries;
Work experience in more than one location or
area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
Knowledge on national forest monitoring;
Previous experience working with both
governmental and non-governmental forestry stakeholders
Extent of knowledge of issues related to REDD+
activities, as well as the different components of REDD+ implementation in the
context of the UNFCCC;
Extent of knowledge and relevance of experience
in forest inventories and/or greenhouse gas inventories and/or forest reference
emissions levels in developing countries;
Broad and relevant experience in managing
projects/programmes involving multiple partners;
Relevant experience in capacity building and in
advising developing country authorities on forestry/ environmental issues;
Knowledge of the REDD+ process and stakeholders
in Uganda is desirable;
Broad knowledge and understanding of FAO policies
and programmes is desirable.
Working knowledge of English and limited
knowledge of Arabic, Chinese French, Russian or Spanish
Competencies: Results Focus,
Teamwork, Communication, Building Effective Relationships,  Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
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 and interested Ugandan nationals should submit
their applications together with detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and copies of
certificates in a sealed envelope, and a completed FAO Personal Profile Form
that can be accessed online, Click Here
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Deadline: 18th
December 2017
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