National Indigenous people Specialist
Organizational Unit: FANEP
Type of Requisition: NPP (National Project Personnel)
Grade Level: N/A
Duration: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
Post Number: N/A
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
The project “Building a Resilient Churia Region in Nepal” (BRCRN) was approved by the 24th meeting of the Board of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) in November 2019, and is Nepal’s first full-size GCF project. FAO, as the nominated Accredited Entity (AE) for the project, is responsible to the GCF for implementation of the project and is also co-Executing Entity (EE) with the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE) of the Government of Nepal (GoN). The BRCRN project will be implemented in 26 critical river systems in the southeast region of Nepal, covering parts of Provinces 1, 2 and 3, linking the Churia hills and upper Terai, and aims to promote widespread adoption of climate-resilient land use practices, confront the challenges of deforestation and forest degradation, better maintain the forest ecosystem in the Churia hills, and build resilience to climate-induced hazards.
In its capacity as co-EE, FAO will provide intensive technical support during the first two years of the project to develop the detailed plans for project investment over years 3-7, to develop capacity among relevant national, provincial and local institutions for project implementation, to ensure quality control of the technical services provided through project implementing partners, and to provide technical advice to the project management team. A national expert is sought to design and provide the technical advisory services required. The consultant will be part of the global FAO REDD+ and National Forest Monitoring (NFM) cluster, which supports developing countries to implement robust and transparent national forest monitoring systems for the monitoring and reporting of REDD+ activities, and will draw on the pool of global expertise and experience available in this team.
The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Nepal, direct supervision of TA team manager, in close consultation with AFAOR (programme) and in close cooperation with the international expert on Climate Change and Land Use and the direct technical supervision of the regional REDD+/NFM focal point in FAO RAP, in coordination with the BRCRN National Project Director under MoFE, with guidance of the senior forestry officer in RAP, and in coordination with the wider REDD+NFM cluster team in FOA HQ and in the Asia Pacific region.
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Indigenous people Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:
Task 1: Strengthen provincial institutional capacity according to the indigenous peoples planning (IPP) framework of GCF:
Task 2: Support development and validation of intervention packages so that CBOs will benefit from technical support to improve existing practices in an inclusive manner:
Task 3: Support development and validation of IP inclusive components of CERPs in 26 target river systems of BRCRN project:
Task 4: Provide expert advisory services on IP and Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) issues to PMU:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Experience with similar internationally funded development projects will be an added advantage
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Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
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FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT
Nepal became a member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on 21 November 1951. Since that time Nepal and FAO have been cooperating to improve the agricultural and rural development in the country.
FAO was the first among the different UN agencies to start its office and field level work in Nepal focusing initially on agriculture and water resource management. During last 64 years of service, FAO Nepal office has made great strides in vital areas of agriculture and rural development by providing advice on policy matters and technical support in relevant sub sectors. It also mobilizes extra-budgetary sources in times of disaster and emergency to provide urgent humanitarian support.