International consultant for the design of the National Information System for Climate Management, Nicaragua At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


International consultant for the design of the National Climate Management Information System

Job announcement : Jun 05, 2023

Publication cancellation date : Jun 19, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLNIC

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: Consultants / PSA ( subscribers to personal service agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Nicaragua

Duration: August – December 2023 ( 90 days )

Position Number: N / A

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

Under the direct supervision of the FAO Representative in Nicaragua, in coordination with the FAO Leading Technical Officer and the Project Coordinator.

Field of specialization

Develop the conceptual framework and management model of the National Climate Management Information System ( SNIGC ) in order to measure, inform and evaluate the actions implemented by Nicaragua to face climate change.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Prepare a work plan, methodological proposal and scope of the consultancy.
  •  Develop or update a mapping of actors in climate management in Nicaragua.
  •  Develop and validate a proposal for the scope and objectives of the SNIGC with the National System for Climate Change Management, the System of Production, Consumption and Commerce ( SPCC ) and FAO.
  •  Identify the components of the SNIGC and analyze the current situation of each one to identify the information and data requirements necessary to meet the scope and objectives of the SNIGC that were validated previously.
  •  Build a document with the management model for the operation of the Climate Management Monitoring System.
  •  Define the information / data collection mechanism, institutional arrangements and the system governance proposal.
  •  Develop a conceptual framework of the SNIGC, which describes the scope, objectives, regulatory framework, conceptual, methodological elements, operational and financial system of the National System that facilitates the report and evaluation of Nicaragua’s climate management, which must describe the links with the country’s regulatory and legal framework; as well as the scope of the system and level of application.
  •  Design a roadmap to implement the National Climate Management Information system


Minimum requirements

  •  University degree in economic, environmental or legal sciences with postgraduate studies in public policy management, development programs and projects.
  •  Cinco años de experiencia pertinente en tema vinculados a la administración pública desde instituciones y procesos de planificación y seguimiento de la gestión gubernamental, así como experiencia específica en estudios y procesos relacionados al seguimiento de la política pública en temas prioritarios, con especial atención en mitigación y adaptación al cambio climático, finanzas climáticas y fortalecimiento de capacidades.
  •  Conocimiento práctico (nivel C) del español y conocimiento limitado (nivel B) del inglés. Para PSA puede exigirse solo un idioma de nivel C.

Competencias fundamentales de la FAO

  •  Enfoque basado en los resultados
  •  Trabajo en equipo
  •  Comunicación
  •  Establecimiento de relaciones eficaces
  •  Intercambio de conocimientos y mejora continua

Aptitudes técnicas/funcionales

  •  Capacidad de trabajar en grupos.
  •  Aptitudes y conocimientos para la transferencia de conocimientos y capacitación.
  •  Competencia en el uso de herramientas ofimáticas (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  •  Redacción de informes y documentos técnicos

Se hace notar que todos los candidatos deberían adherirse a los valores de la Organización de compromiso con la FAO, respeto hacia todos e integridad y transparencia.


  •  La FAO no cobra tasas en ninguna etapa del proceso de contratación (solicitud, entrevista, tramitación).
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  •  Las solicitudes recibidas después del vencimiento del plazo de presentación de solicitudes no se aceptarán.
  •  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:
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PRESENTATION OF REQUESTMENTS 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:




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