National specialist in FVC / Financing Climate ( Grade: C1B ), Bujumbura, Burundi At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


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Organizational framework

The GCR / BDI / 049 / Project/GCR « Capacity Building of the Parties Taking Sustainable Land Management to integrate Climate Change in Burundi and the updating of the Country Program » is financed by the Fund Climate Green ( FVC ) and implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) in Burundi. The Project focuses on strengthening the capacities of the Designated National Authority ( AND ) and all stakeholders in the Sustainable Land Management ( GDT ) by integrating climate change into policies and national strategies related to the mobilization of financial resources from the climate fund and other sources of climate finance.

The objective of the project is to tackle the root causes of land degradation mainly due to climate change and unsustainable land uses by building the capacity of DNA and others development stakeholders on the mobilization of green climate funds and other climate finance mechanisms, development of the country program as well as the implementation of policies and strategies for sustainable land management in Burundi

The project revolves around the following results: 1. The capacity building needs of DNA and other stakeholders for 3 years are identified ( activity1.1.1.1)

2. The capacities of AND Burundi and the stakeholders in sustainable land management for the mobilization of Green Climate Funds are strengthened ( Activity1.3.3 )

3. The Country Program aligned with the FVC policy is available ( output 2.1.1 )

4. A national climate finance strategy is available ( output 2.1.1 )

5. Innovative, large and above all bankable project sheets are produced for submission to the FVC ( output 2.1.1 )

FAO and the Green Climate Fund ( FVC ) recognize climate-related risks as one of the factors affecting rural poverty and as one of the challenges of sustainable development and resilience. FAO supports its member countries in these efforts by offering technical advice, data and tools for current data-based decision-making and the implementation of community resilience measures. FAO has also integrated these tools and approaches into broader frameworks such as smart climate farming, sustainable management of natural resources and in the promotion of resilience policies and programs.The FVC requires that all projects under development by accredited entities examine climate-related impacts for a full analysis to justify the investment requested from the point of view of climatic issues

FAO projects with substantial or high sensitivity to climate risks are advised to conduct in-depth climate risk assessments, which can help improve the targeting of investment actions and guarantee their resilience and sustainability.

In general, climate resilience and climate vulnerability assessments are only undertaken at the national level. These benchmark assessments are comprehensive and essentially cover most socio-economic aspects without providing the understanding and elements necessary to allow the design of more detailed interventions at the level of agro-economic communities.sylvo-zootechniques. There is no assessment of natural resources available in the context of climate change at local level ( only at national level thanks to the ACCES ) project, whereas such a detailed understanding is necessary to develop local adaptation strategies. There is also no assessment of agro biodiversity to guide adaptation efforts. In addition,we note that there is a low awareness and insufficient technical capacities in terms of adaptation to climate change ( ACC ), mobilization of funds from climate financing mechanisms among other CVTs and integrated natural resource management ( GIRN ) among public administration personnel at national, provincial and municipal level. No formal training in ACC best practices has been undertaken. Multiple institutions have responsibilities for the environment, agriculture, land use planning, etc., but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. mobilization of funds from climate financing mechanisms among other CVTs and integrated natural resource management ( GIRN ) among public administration personnel at national, provincial and municipal level. No formal training in ACC best practices has been undertaken. Multiple institutions have responsibilities for the environment, agriculture, land use planning, etc., but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. mobilization of funds from climate financing mechanisms among other CVTs and integrated natural resource management ( GIRN ) among public administration personnel at national, provincial and municipal level. No formal training in ACC best practices has been undertaken. Multiple institutions have responsibilities for the environment, agriculture, land use planning, etc., but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. provincial and municipal. No formal training in ACC best practices has been undertaken. Multiple institutions have responsibilities for the environment, agriculture, land use planning, etc., but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. provincial and municipal. No formal training in ACC best practices has been undertaken. Multiple institutions have responsibilities for the environment, agriculture, land use planning, etc., but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices. but their technical capacities are insufficient and a capacity building program is necessary for planning a development based on sustainable land management in order to have a sustainable development plan which incorporates ACC practices.

The national specialist in the mobilization of climate finance should review all these aspects using data and consultations at national and sub-regional levels with a view to: ( i ) to strengthen the capacities of the AND in relation to the requirements of the Green Fund for Climate , ( ii ) Support in the development of the country program meeting the requirements and policy of the FVC ( iii ) develop strategic methodologies for the identification and design of bankable projects to be submitted to the FVC for the improvement the climate resilience of communities in Burundi.

Hierarchical position

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Burundi and under the direct supervision of the Assistant to the Program Representative, the National Specialist in the mobilization of the Green Fund for Climate will work in collaboration with the other experts of the project and will report to the Project Coordinator in which he intervenes.

Area of specialization

The ( a ) candidate ( e ) e ( should be tested in terms of mobilizing climate finance, managing related programs / projects, policies and strategies for sustainable management of natural resources. Il ( elle ) must have participated in work to strengthen institutional capacities and development stakeholders etc.

Tasks and responsibilities

Il ( elle ) will work with the international consultant to carry out the following activities :

  •  Assessing Readiness Burundi needs in relation to the FVC policy ( activity1.1.1.1 )
  •  Assess the capacity building needs of the DNA and all development stakeholders on fundraising and sustainable land management in Burundi for 3 years in the context of climate change and taking into account the dimension « gender ».
  •  Develop an DNA capacity building plan for the next 3 years
  •  Produce a module and training tools for the DNA on the principles of climate finance mobilization ( Product activity 2.1.1 )
  •  Organize actual training of the DNA and main stakeholders involved in sustainable land management on :

– Climate financing among others FVC and FEM

– The main subjects covered by this readiness through its objectives, gender mainstreaming objectives, the project work plan, with clear roles and responsibilities of the various organizations involved in sustainable land management in the context of climate change ( activity1.3.1.3 ) of the project, with clear roles and responsibilities of the different organizations involved in sustainable land management in the context of climate change ( activity1.3.1.3 )

  •  Develop the methodology and tools relating to the improvement of the country program ( readiness program country of Burundi )
  •  Evaluate Burundi’s sustainable development program and the climate change profile
  •  Evaluate Burundi’s climate finance strategy and priorities
  •  Update and consolidate the country program document aligned with CVT policy
  •  Develop bankable and innovative project sheets to submit to the FVC ( activities under the product 2.1.1 )

THE CANDIDATES WILL BE CONSIDERED WITH REGARD TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA :

Minimum conditions to be fulfilled

  •  Diploma of at least Baccalaureate in geography; in environment, climatology / meteorology, agronomy and earth science; additional training in related fields would be an asset ;
  •  Proven experience of at least 4 years in mobilizing climate finance, among others GEF and GCF, as well as the sustainable management of natural resources ;
  •  Practical knowledge of French and English;
  •  Have Burundian nationality or be resident in the country with a regular work permit.

Basic skills required by FAO

  •  Attention to results
  •  Have team spirit
  •  Meaning of communication
  •  Establishment of constructive relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  In-depth understanding of the factors of land degradation, the climatic phenomena of Burundi and the sub-region and its impacts on socio-economic sectors and especially climatic solutions and those based on nature
  •  Having done similar work is an advantage
  •  Previous experience in carrying out similar work ;
  •  Previous experience with participatory and community consultation methods ;
  •  Experience in fundraising and program and project management ;
  •  Excellent writing skills and understanding of other languages such as English ;
  •  Good analytical and strategic thinking ;
  •  Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Please note that all candidates must adhere to the values of FAO – commitment to the Organization, respect for everyone, integrity and transparency.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  FAO does not collect fees at any stage of recruitment ( application, interview, file processing ).
  •  Incomplete application files will not be examined. For any questions or requests for assistance, please contact Careers@fao.org : .
  •  Applications received after the closing date of the notice will not be accepted.
  •  Please note that FAO only takes into account university degrees and degrees issued by recognized institutions listed in the World Higher Education Database, the list updated by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. To access the list, please click here www.whed.net/
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HOW TO POSTULATE To apply, please complete the online form on the FAO recruitment website, Jobs at FAO. Incomplete application files will not be examined. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to register their applications with a largely sufficient period of time before the deadline. To get help, write to: Careers@fao.org.

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