Technician specialized in biocultural matters

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-Mexico City

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


Tasks and responsibilities

The main task of the Technician specialized in biocultural matters is to support the implementation of products 1, 2 and 3 of the UTF/MEX/154/MEX project in relation to the biocultural component, facilitating the preparation of Management Programs, decrees and technical studies. justifications for the formation and consolidation of Protected Natural Areas.

The Technician specialized in biocultural matters will have the following functions:

  •  Establish a work plan approved by the person responsible for the central offices and the project coordinator.
  •  Collaborate in the design and implementation of a plan to strengthen institutional capacities sensitive to multiculturalism and gender, considering the lessons generated by previous processes. Relevant to sensitize CONANP personnel about the importance of ANPs that involve the conservation of biocultural heritage where traditional knowledge about ecosystems and species are preserved, as well as wild ancestors and native varieties of various cultivars of which Mexico is a center of origin.
  •  Systematize information regarding the relevance of the ANP and the conservation of biocultural heritage that serves as inputs for various actors (institutional, community).
  •  Generate information on bioculturalism and ANP for dissemination.
  •  Assist in the diagnosis of multicultural and gender conditions in the ANP, clearly identifying opportunities for improvement in these issues for the design and implementation of management programs, decrees, justifying technical studies and other associated programs.
  •  Support in the review of projects, integration and preparation of technical opinions on bioculturalism and multiculturalism in the documents on ANP and ADVC received by the institution.
  •  Collaborate in updating the institutional criteria with a multicultural perspective for the constitution, operation and monitoring of the Advisory Councils in federal Protected Natural Areas based on the Escazú Agreement.
  •  Prepare monthly activity reports that describe the specific actions implemented to address climate change in the areas of influence of the project, which must be validated by the Project Coordinator and have the approval of 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, responsible personnel in CONANP and FAO require in accordance with their competencies and the needs of the project


Minimum requirements

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, social and related careers.
  •  At least 5 years of experience in the assigned job or similar.
  •  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
  •  Experience and knowledge around bioculturality, multiculturalism and Protected Natural Areas.
  •  Experience and ability in writing, systematization and dissemination of information.


  •  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 ( 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.
  •  If you need help, please contact: Careers@fao.org.


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