Conservation Assistant (Park Ranger)

Job announcement  : Aug 21, 2023

Unpublishing date  : 04/09/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLMEX

Position type  : Temporary work

Requisition Type: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Mexico-La Paz

Duration: 3 months (with high probability of extension)

Position Number: N/A

FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and international consultants, in order to best serve the Organization’s Member States in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of gender, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of underrepresented or unrepresented Member States and persons with disabilities who possess the necessary qualifications are encouraged to apply.
  •  Everyone working for FAO must adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct and uphold FAO values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a policy of zero tolerance for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All successful candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

organizational framework

The project “Implementation and strengthening of the sustainable management of Protected Natural Areas” constitutes the pilot phase of the CONANP-FAO collaboration that seeks to contribute to the strengthening of the system of Protected Natural Areas in Mexico. Through this project, specific strengthening mechanisms will be generated in the management and management of Protected Natural Areas for greater sustainable use of natural resources, strengthen the institutional relations of the CONANP and improve processes that allow a direct impact on the effectiveness indicators of management, while building connectivity mechanisms, generating strategic alliances and actions to safeguard biodiversity and natural wealth.

  •  Product 1. Prepared and transferred the proposal to improve the strategic Institutional Capacity (IC) (includes the identification of IC gaps or deficits, areas of opportunity, roadmap and established processes) for the institutional efficiency of the CONANP related to the management of Protected Natural Areas.
  •  Product 2. Generated and consolidated the instruments and mechanisms for strengthening governance and citizen participation in Protected Natural Areas.
  •  Product 3. Prepared and implemented the proposal to increase the ecological representativeness and connectivity of the ecosystems under protection: Incorporation of new ANP, strengthening of existing ones and ADVC certification.
  •  Product 4. Designed, validated and transferred operational processes for the prioritization and efficient, timely and articulated development of strategic projects within the ANP in the territories of project implementation.

Hierarchical dependency

Under the supervision of the Assistant Program Representative

Field of specialization


Tasks and responsibilities

The main task of the Conservation Assistant (Park Ranger) is to contribute to the conservation of the natural resources of the protected area through the execution of operational, field and cabinet functions for the management of the ANPs, particularly Scorpions. Its activities and functions will specifically contribute to outputs 1 and 2 of the UTF/MEX/154/MEX project.

The Conservation Assistant (Park Ranger) will have the following functions:

  •  Collaborate with the surveillance and control plans of the ANPs under the CONANP, particularly the Alacranes Reef Park, by carrying out routine tours, reports of what is monitored and control of other activities that take place in the ANPs.
  •  Participate in the collection and recording of information on the state of ecosystems, flora, fauna, elements of cultural and archaeological heritage in accordance with the specifications and monitoring or research plans, reporting and preparing relevant reports.
  •  Carry out and/or support environmental education and interpretation, extension, tourism and recreational activities.
  •  Guide and provide information to visitors, residents and the general public according to their knowledge and skills.
  •  Assist in the operation and maintenance of existing infrastructure, tools and various utensils.
  •  Keep a daily record of all your activities.
  •  Prepare monthly activity reports that describe the specific actions carried out, which must be validated by the Project Coordinator and have the approval of the DR of the DRPYCM of the CONANP.
  •  Prepare a final report of your consultancy that contains the identification of lessons learned in the activities carried out and recommendations.
  •  Other tasks that the National Coordinator of the project, CONANP or FAO require in accordance with their competencies and the needs of the project.


Minimum requirements

  •  Technical high school degree or bachelor’s degree in branches related to Agronomy and Environmental Sciences.
  •  At least 2 years of experience participating in brigades or field work on rural development issues,
  •  forestry or environmental.
  •  Working knowledge of Spanish and limited knowledge of English.
  •  Mexican nationality.

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Establishing effective relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/functional skills

  •  Experience in strategic topics such as planning, administration, development of indicators, among others
  •  Experience and knowledge in Rural Development, Forestry, Biology, environmental conservation.
  •  Desirable experience in topics related to information collection.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the application deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  Please be informed that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from an educational institution included in the Global Higher Education Database, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/UNESCO. The list can be consulted at: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/.

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values ​​of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  If you would like to apply, go to the FAO recruitment website (FAO Careers) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application well in advance of the deadline.
  •  If you need help, please contact: Careers@fao.org.


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