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 supervision of the Budget Holder and the Lead Technical Officer and the direct supervision of the National Team Leader/Legal Advisor and in close cooperation with the NPC from MAFWE, other national authorities, international experts, national and local consultants in the delivery of the duties below specified.
Lead Technical Officer (LTO), Budget Holder and National Team Leader/Legal Advisor
land policy, land consolidation, stakeholder engagement, capacity development, agriculture, administrative support
Tasks and responsibilities
Provide technical inputs for the work on recommendations for amending the policy and regulatory framework for land consolidation, land abandonment and the use of state land, in particular related to the formulation of the new Strategy for Land Consolidation and Action Plan based on the experiences in the previous strategic period.
Coordinate within the active land consolidation project areas ongoing field work activities between the technical experts of the Service Providers, MAFWE and FAO.
In the active land consolidation project areas participate in field work activities such as negotiations with landowners and farmers, local government etc.
Support the development of project communication materials (project briefs, brochures, success stories, slide shows, printed banners and backdrops, etc.), always adhering to the FAO and the EU visibility guidelines.
Assist in the formulation of the relevant activity and work plans, including the organization of, and participation in the relevant project workshops and coordination meetings with the stakeholders during all project implementation phases.
Assist in preparing annual progress reports and a terminal report.
Provide technical guidance within the context of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT).
Carry out other activities within the technical competence as requested by the MAFWE, NPC, international and national FAO team.
Provide monthly reports on activities done and time spent.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
A bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as land tenure, land management, rural development, climate change, social sciences, or a related discipline.
At least 5 years’ experience in coordinating fieldwork and/or project activities
Excellent communication and negotiation skills for interactions with farmers, local government, and project stakeholders.
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 agriculture, land tenure and land consolidation 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/