Technical specialist in Agriculture and SAG

Job announcement  : Aug 30, 2023

Unpublishing date  : 09/13/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLECU

Position type  : Temporary work

Requisition Type: PSA (Personal Service Agreements)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Ecuador-Quito

Duration: 2 months with the possibility of extension

Position Number: N/A

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  •  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.
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organizational framework

The position is located in Quito-Ecuador.

Hierarchical dependency

The Technical Specialist in Agriculture and SAG will report their activities to the Program Officer and Project Coordinator.

Field of specialization

The Technical Specialist in Agriculture and SAG will technically support the strengthening and monitoring of the first NDC 2020-2025, as well as the development of the second NDC 2026-2035 of Ecuador, in the Agriculture (climate change mitigation) and SAG sectors ( adaptation to climate change).

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Perform the functions that are determined together with the main Technician of the NDC process and that are related to the characteristics of the position and the objective of the project.
  •  Update the mapping of key actors of the evaluated initiatives for the collection and validation of information necessary in the process of strengthening and monitoring the first NDC 2020-2025, as well as the development of the second NDC 2026-2035 of Ecuador.
  •  Analyze the links and information requirements to implement the MRV system of the NDC initiatives linked to the conceptual framework of the National Registry of Climate Change.
  •  Support the gender specialist with information and relevant technical inputs for the inclusion of the gender approach in the process of strengthening and monitoring of the first NDC 2020-2025, as well as the development of the second NDC 2026-2035 of Ecuador.
  •  Support the economic-financial specialist with information on conditional and unconditional initiatives to carry out the economic-financial analysis.
  •  Accompany the process of socialization and final validation within the framework of their competencies.
  •  Manage activities with the technical team of the UNDP Climate Promise initiative to achieve results.
  •  Others determined by the MAATE and that are related to the characteristics of the position and the objective of the project.
  •  Provide technical and operational support in the development of events / workshops, generation of documents and other reports required by the project.
  •  Prepare the respective means of verification (minutes, memory aids, systematizations, attendance records, reports, progress reports, etc.) of the activities carried out in relation to the functions established within this Reference Terms.
  •  Prepare logbooks, monthly plans and travel plans and reports within FAO deadlines.


Minimum requirements

  •  Third level university degree in agronomy, agriculture, environmental or related careers.
  •  Fourth-level university degree in topics related to the agricultural sector, climate change and/or sustainable development or related.
  •  At least 4 years of work experience in agricultural issues, food sovereignty, climate change, GHG scenario analysis, climate risk analysis or sustainable development.
  •  Practical knowledge of Spanish language C level and practical knowledge of English language B level
  •  National of Ecuador or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/functional skills

  •  Experience of at least two (2) jobs related to climate change in the following topics: project formulation, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV), vulnerability and/or climate risk analysis, GHG inventories or others specialized in the area of climate change.
  •  Demonstrable experience working with government agencies and/or multilateral organizations.
  •  Experience in planning and development of agricultural policies.
  •  Knowledge and experience in the use of statistical and mathematical tools for the generation of scenarios, temporal data projection, regressions, and other statistical tools for database manipulation.
  •  Ability for interpersonal relationships, inter-institutional management, teamwork.
  •  Ability to write technical and summary documents in Spanish and English.
  •  Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams
  •  Coordination and teamwork skills.
  •  Ability to work under pressure.
  •  Proactivity.

Selection criteria

  •  Full-time availability with office presence.
  •  Availability to travel to different sectors of the country.
  •  Documents supporting experience and work references.

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


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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/
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  •  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
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