Nurseryman for the production of plants for the +Bosques Project (La Araucanía Region)

Job announcement  : Aug 24, 2023

Unpublishing date  : 07/09/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLCHI

Position type  : Temporary work

Requisition Type: NPP (National Project Personnel)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Chile

Duration: 3 trial months, with the possibility of annual 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 main objective of FAO country offices, headed by an FAO Representative, is to help governments develop policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and reduce hunger and malnutrition, help develop agricultural, fishing, and forestry sectors and use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

This vacancy is part of the project approved by the Green Climate Fund “Chile REDD-plus Payment by Results period 2014-2016” that FAO, in association with the National Forestry Corporation of Chile (CONAF), will execute to increase resilience of ecosystems and the native forest, and contribute to mitigating climate change in Chile. The project will contribute to the reduction of social, environmental and economic vulnerability generated by climate change, desertification, land degradation and drought, in forests and local communities that depend on them in 6 regions of the country (Maule, Biobío , Ñuble, Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos).

Technicians represent an important source of expertise for FAO and make their expert contributions around the world to achieve the Organization’s strategic objectives. To enable FAO to attract and employ the best possible experts in the wide range of technical areas of its mandate, a competitive selection process has been introduced.

Hierarchical dependency

Under the general supervision of the National Coordinator of the project, the direct supervision of the Technical Assistant of the Project in FAO and with the technical advice of the head of the department of forests and regional climate change and the regional manager of CONAF nurseries, region of La Araucanía.

Field of specialization

The nurseryman aims to support the strategic functions of the Imperial Nursery, in order to promote the production of plants, preferably native ones, which will be allocated to the +Forests Project financed by the Green Climate Fund within the framework of the ENCCRV and the REDD+ approach, ensuring the achievement of the objectives and goals proposed in accordance with the policies and regulations established by the FAO, the Green Climate Fund and the State of Chile and the generation of environmental, economic and social co-benefits for the vulnerable groups defined in the ENCCRV, through the implementation of the action measures of the ENCCRV.

Your work headquarters will be at the conaf Imperial nursery, in the Nueva Imperial Commune, La Araucanía region, and you must be available to go out frequently within or outside the region.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Produce and maintain adequate quantity and quality of forest species associated with the project.
  •  Collaborate in the collection, cleaning and storage of seeds.
  •  Collaborate in the collection and propagation of vegetative material of native and exotic species in the region.
  •  Support the production of native plants of different species.
  •  Collaborate in the planting processes, vegetative reproduction and cultural management of the conaf imperial nursery.
  •  Carry out irrigation and maintenance (weeding and order) of plants in production.
  •  Support general operational activities related to the project.
  •  Collaborate with the safekeeping and proper maintenance of goods and supplies in general, associated with the project.


Minimum requirements

  •  Educational level of basic education.
  •  Verifiable experience of at least 1 year in issues related to work in nurseries and plant production.
  •  Spanish proficiency (level C).
  •  National of Chile. Residence in the commune of New Imperial, Region of La Araucanía.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Selection criteria

  •  Demonstrable experience in plant production and/or forest seed collection. Demonstrable experience in the production of native plants will be applicable.
  •  Proven ability to perform teamwork
  •  Availability to go to the field both inside and outside the Araucanía region.
  •  Immediate availability.
  •  Availability to execute shifts on weekends, especially in the summer, depending on the needs of the orchard and nursery.
  •  Experience in sowing, surveying and collecting native and exotic seeds from the Araucanía region.
  •  Verifiable experience in the work of production and management of native and exotic plants from the Araucanía region.
  •  Verifiable training in plant production, through vegetative reproduction and sowing, etc.
  •  Knowledge of native species of the Araucanía region.
  •  Availability to support the activities of the conaf Imperial nursery


  •  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.


The recruiting organization, FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, has not specified a closing date for this vacancy or continues to list jobs after their stated closing date. Because such positions may remain open, they are listed here until removed from the recruiting organization’s website. Click the button below to verify its current status.


By oytq5