National Coordinator Position at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

National Coordinator Position at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 National Coordinator Position at FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Job Posting: 01/Feb/2024

Closure Date: 16/Feb/2024, 1:59:00 AM

Organizational Unit: FRURT

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Requisition Type: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Tanzania, United Republic of-Kasulu

Duration: 6 months

Post Number: N/A

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Organizational Setting:

FAO is actively engaged in the project "Greening the Humanitarian Response in Displacement Settings: Sustainable Forest Management and Ecosystem Restoration for Enhanced Energy Access and Livelihood Resilience." The initiative aims to develop environmentally friendly humanitarian responses, addressing environmental impact, energy needs, and climate-related risks. The project focuses on designing and piloting plans for sustainable forest resource management in areas hosting displaced populations, promoting livelihood opportunities through sustainable forest-based value chains, and sharing forest management skills and knowledge.

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the FAO Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania and working closely with the FAO Natural Resource Officer and the Project LTO, the National Coordinator will:

Technical Focus:

  • Conduct assessments and develop Forest Landscape Management Plans within project sites to enhance environmental protection and promote sustainable natural resource use in displacement settings.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of the FAO project in Tanzania.
  • Lead the development and execution of strategies for collaboration with relevant partners in implementing pilot activities under the Forest Landscape Management Plans.
  • Demarcate planting plots for demo energy woodlots, agroforestry, and natural/assisted regeneration in collaboration with local authorities and UNHCR.
  • Assess existing tree nurseries, ensuring quality and species conformity.
  • Supervise site preparation, transportation, and planting of seedlings, along with necessary equipment.
  • Conduct surveys on the growth and survival of planted trees.
  • Prepare technical specifications for project inputs in consultation with technical officers.
  • Organize the distribution of improved cookstoves in refugee camps.
  • Facilitate information and knowledge-sharing workshops at the national level.
  • Conduct training sessions for local authorities and environmental IPs on implementing forest landscape management plans.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Advanced University degree in Natural Resources Management, Forestry, Environmental Studies, Agriculture, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the Forestry sector or a closely related field in Tanzania.
  • Proficiency in English and Kiswahili.
  • National of Tanzania.

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Experience in participatory forest management planning.
  • Expertise in sustainable forest resource use, restoration, and conservation.
  • Experience in working with communities and the public sector in a multi-stakeholder setting.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to changing environments.
  • Good computer skills (word processing, Excel, databases).

Selection Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of policy and legal aspects affecting sustainable forest management.
  • Training in Forest Management Plan development.


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  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • -FAO only considers higher educational qualifications from recognized institutions.
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