FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.
Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent will operate under the overall responsibility and supervision of the Regional Programme Leader in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (RPL-REU), the direct supervision of National Team Leader in North Macedonia, the technical guidance of the LTO in REU, in close collaboration with the FAO Office in North Macedonia, and will support the International Consultant and the Project Team in the delivery of the duties below specified.
Regional Programme Leader in the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (RPL-REU), Lead Technical Officer (LTO), Budget Holder and National Team Leader
forestry, stakeholder engagement, capacity development, climate change, administrative support
Tasks and responsibilities
Support the project team with access to relevant data for developing the methodology and outline program on forest damages data collection.
Support the project team by providing information on the national policy context.
Support the project team by providing information on the various sectoral actors’ roles including legislative aspects, as well as the existing capacities and gaps in relation to forest damages and fire monitoring.
Desk research preparation of a report on the needs/potential for conversion of coppice forest to hight forest.
Draft background document(s) and provide support for the development of a project idea note for resource mobilization purposes.
Provide monthly reports on activities carried out.
Perform other tasks as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
National of North Macedonia
Advanced University Degree in Forestry
At least five years of relevant work experience in forestry
Strong communication and presentation skills
Working knowledge of English and Macedonian language
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Additional Selection Criteria
Good knowledge of policy, institutional and cross-sector coordination issues related to forestry will be an asset.
Capacity to manage tasks in a systematic and efficient manner with judgment, analysis, independence and initiative.
Capacity to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationship and team spirit both inside the Organization and with external partners such as government officers, farmers, service providers and other relevant stakeholders.
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/