Mid-level industry position
Job Posting: 22/Nov/2019
Closure Date: 10/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Primary Location: South Africa
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The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) launched with support of partners the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). This initiative is a country-led effort and aims to bring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land into restoration by 2030. Under the leadership of the AFR100 Secretariat hosted by AUDA-NEPAD, the initiative connects political partners with technical and financial support to scale-up restoration on the ground. To date 28 African countries have committed to restore 116 million ha of forests and landscapes.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the AUDA-NEPAD are jointly implementing a regional Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) project called: “Support to the implementation and monitoring of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)’’. FAO through this TCP provides support to the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) to the Environmental Sustainability Programme in its role as secretariat of the AFR100 Initiative, and aims at strengthening the capacities of AUDA-NEPAD countries' institutions and stakeholders across sectors for effective coordination and implementation of AFR100 commitments. This will be achieved through the delivery of the following results: (1) an on-line monitoring and knowledge platform on Restoration in Africa; (2) a regional capacity Development plan benefiting countries, addressing implementation and monitoring AFR 100 at country and regional levels; and (3) a regional/ country programme portfolio developed with technical and financial partners for AFR100 implementation. The project will also foster the much-needed wider coordination of AFR100, stakeholder engagement, learning, knowledge exchange and sharing of best practices on FLR implementation, monitoring and communications in the region. To ensure operational effectiveness and better coordination of efforts under this collaborative initiative, there is need to support the AFR100 Secretariat within AUDA-NEPAD with a full-time national consultant throughout the implementation phases of the regional TCP project.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in South Africa and direct supervision of the Head, Water, Energy and Land Systems Programme/ AFR100 Secretariat in close collaboration with the Senior Forestry Officer/ Climate Change and Focal Point of AFR100 for FAO/ Lead technical officer for the TCP regional project. The consultant will provide an update on a bi-weekly basis with regard to progress.
The FAO foresees a national consultant who will be seconded to work within AUDA-NEPAD and perform a dual role:
Tasks and responsibilities
In particular, she/he will undertake the following tasks:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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