Assistant in environmental procedures (7 positions in Campeche, Mérida and Cancún)

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  : Various locations

Duration: 3 months (with high probability of extension)

Position Number: N/A

FAO strives for gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and international consultants, in order to best serve the Organization’s Member Nations 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 a greater sustainable use of natural resources, strengthen the institutional relations of CONANP and improve processes that allow a direct influence on the effectiveness indicators of management, along with 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

Environmental procedures

Tasks and responsibilities

The main task of the Assistant in environmental procedures is to ensure the correct articulation of technical and administrative actions at the territory (ANP) level, using a multidisciplinary approach when triggering actions in favor of ANPs, which will include conservation issues, governance, social connection, project management, among others.

The Assistant in environmental procedures will have the following functions:

  •  Review and verify the adequate integration of files that accredit ownership for the change of land use on forest land.
  •  Confirm that the documentation of said files is complete so that, where appropriate, the owners can be sought to replace or clarify the missing documents.
  •  Keep control and storage of the physical records of the owners who have forestry estates for change of land use of forest land.
  •  Implement and provide follow-up to the work plan in the ANP defined by the CONANP to ensure compliance with the objectives of the projects defined jointly by the institution and the communities.
  •  Technically supervise the implementation in the field of conservation, restoration, governance, social bonding, project management actions, among others.
  •  Prepare and submit activity reports that comprehensively describe the actions carried out at the ANP level for the implementation and monitoring of projects.
  •  Other tasks that CONANP or FAO require according to their competencies and the needs of the project.


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree in environmental sciences: administrative sciences, forestry sciences, ecology, among other related sciences. Desirable to have a postgraduate degree in related areas.
  •  Minimum experience of 3 years in the execution of field projects related to environmental issues, administrative issues and project monitoring or ANP management and management of multidisciplinary teams.
  •  Working knowledge of Spanish and limited knowledge of English.
  •  Mexican nationality.

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/functional skills

  •  Experience in strategic topics such as planning, administration, development of indicators, among others
  •  Solid knowledge of useful topics for the project, such as governance and citizen participation, administrative management, ANP regulations, development and implementation of inter-institutional strategies related to conservation, environmental restoration and/or connectivity.


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  •  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 ( Jobs at FAO) 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 apply well in advance of the deadline.
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