Analyst in Social standards, Nicaragua At FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Analyst in Social standards

Job advertisement : Sep 5/2023

Publication cancellation date : Sep 29, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLNIC – FAO Representation in Nicaragua

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Nicaragua

Duration: 6 months up to a maximum of 36 months

Position Number: N / A

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FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.

  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

The main objective of FAO offices, led by an FAO Representative, is to help governments formulate policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and use its environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

Hierarchical dependency

The specialist will work under the general supervision of the National Program Officer, the Senior Program Specialist, the direct supervision of the coordinator/a of project and with the technical and operational monitoring of the Territorial Implementation Specialist.

Field of specialization

Guarantee social management for the implementation of the project ( Component 2 ) in consideration of the provisions of the Environmental and Social Management Framework ( MGAS ), the Environmental and Social Management Plans ( PGAS ) established in the Local Innovative Development Plans ( PDIL ); as well as FAO social safeguards.

Tasks and responsibilities

Planning stage

  •  Prepare the specific planning in accordance with the activities of the POA for the performance of the Social Management activities.
  •  Design all the tools to use in the implementation of component 2 and ensure that they are integrated into the project’s MGAS.
  •  Verify and propose improvements in the MGAS and that social standards are adequately integrated.
  •  Ensure that social standards instruments are integrated into the Operations Manual ( MOP ) and the Local Innovative Development Plans Manual.
  •  Ensure the appropriate instrument to be used in the diagnosis of social aspects and the Environmental and Social Management Plan for PDILs.
  •  Train staff in the use of tools for the diagnosis, implementation and monitoring of World Bank social standards and FAO Environmental Safeguards to specialists, supervisors and extension technicians in the field.

Implementation, monitoring and monitoring stage:

  •  Support in carrying out the diagnosis, formulation, review and implementation of the PDIL, incorporating the different environmental standards for compliance.
  •  Support in the methodology, including the use of instruments to address social diagnosis in assemblies, identify possible impacts and mitigation measures.
  •  Train staff in the use of tools for the diagnosis, implementation and monitoring of the social standards of the World Bank and FAO Safeguards to specialists, supervisors and extension technicians in the field.
  •  Review the content and quality of the actions to be carried out in the investment plans and according to the focus of participation, gender equality and youth.
  •  Ensure that the training of protagonists to implement ensure the gender approach and promote high participation of women and youth.
  •  Ensure the holding of prioritization assemblies ( formulation moment ), consensus assemblies ( Approval of PDIL activities ) and closing assemblies of PDIL ( Accountability ), ensuring the corresponding memory aids, list of participants, agreements and signatures of these.
  •  Lead the elaboration of the Environmental and Social Management Plan ( PGAS ) of each PDIL in coordination with the specialist in environmental standards and specialist in gender and indigenous peoples.
  •  Lead the development, monitoring and monitoring of the Participation Plan of the interested Parties ( PPPI ) and Plan of Indigenous Peoples ( PPI ) if applicable.
  •  In coordination with the technical team of the project and led by the monitoring and evaluation specialist, it will design the indicators for monitoring and evaluating the social impacts of the project. Includes indicators for monitoring the implementation of the Manpower Management Procedure and minimum age for work.
  •  Ensure the participation processes, the application of the Prior, Free and Informed Consultations ( CPLI ) in the project, focused according to the particular characteristics of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast ( CCN ).
  •  Ensure faithful compliance with FAO standards and social safeguards.
  •  Coordinate with the Environmental Standards Specialist the implementation, monitoring and monitoring of the MGAS and PGAS indicators.
  •  Technically accompany the updating and implementation of the MGAS in the Project with a continuous improvement approach.
  •  Support the survey of a baseline ( Diagnostic phase ) of the main social aspects of the leading families in the area of influence of the Project, in accordance with the social indicators of the Project.
  •  Ensure information collection instruments to feed the monitoring system.

On the generation of reports and coordination:

  •  Prepare monthly reports on the performance of activities as a specialist.
  •  Prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports to be presented as progress of the project and mainly of social management.
  •  Support in the reports of the end of the PDIL considering the activities contemplated in the PGAS.
  •  Promote harmony and support in the search for solutions to community problems related to the Project
  •  Ensure the operation and systematize the processes of attention to complaints, claims and suggestions.
  •  In coordination with communication and development training specialists, systematize and consolidate experiences aimed at facilitating social audit and accountability processes.
  •  Support in information management for project reporting.


Minimum requirements

  •  Professional with a degree in social sciences, anthropology, indigenous law, sociologist, rural development or related careers.
  •  Minimum seven ( 7 ) years of proven work experience in indigenous community social management and / or application of social safeguards or social standards of international organizations. Five ( 5 ) years of experience in the development or implementation of social management plans ( PGAS, PPI, PPPI ) of projects with community-based organizations or development projects in coherence with the Caribbean Coast system of Nicaragua.
  •  Limiting knowledge of English ( Level B ) and the command of one of the languages ( Misquito, Mayagna or Creole ) of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua
  •  Nicaraguan National

FAO core competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building effective relationships
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  Preferably with Postgraduate, Workshops or courses on social management with an emphasis on indigenous peoples.
  •  Knowledge in operational work in territory,
  •  Ease of elaboration of simple diagnostic management instruments,
  •  Analytical capacity and technical writing of high-level executive reports
  •  Knowledge in rural development,
  •  Knowledge in project formulation, monitoring and evaluation,
  •  Knowledge in adaptation and mitigation management in the face of climate change phenomena in Nicaragua
  •  Knowledge of gender and youth approaches.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process ( application, interview, processing ).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. If you need help or have questions, contact: [email protected]
  •  Applications received after the expiration of the application deadline will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. The list can be consulted at:
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: .

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 want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. Only applications received through the contracting portal will be considered.
  •  We advise candidates to submit their application sufficiently in advance of the expiration of the term.
  •  If you need help, contact: [email protected].




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