Nursery for the production of plants in the Project + Forests ( Province of Ranco, Los Ríos Region ), Chile At FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


Nursery for the production of plants in the Project + Forests ( Province of Ranco, Los Ríos Region )

Job advertisement : Aug 14/2023

Publication cancellation date : Aug 28, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLCHI

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Chile

Duration: 3 evidentiary months, with the possibility of annual extension

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 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 the agricultural, fisheries, forestry sectors and use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

This vacancy is part of the project approved by the Green Climate Fund “ Chile REDD-plus Payment for Results period 2014-2016 ” than FAO, in association with the National Forest Corporation of Chile ( CONAF ), it will execute to increase the resilience of ecosystems and native forest, and contribute to mitigating climate change in Chile. The project will contribute to reducing the social, environmental and economic vulnerability generated by climate change and 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 ).

Technical staff represent an important source of expertise for FAO and make their specialized contributions worldwide to achieve the strategic objectives of the Organization. In order for 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 Project Coordinator, the direct supervision of the Technical Assistant and the Regional Technical Specialist of the Project in FAO, with the technical advice of the Head Department of Conservation of Forest and Xerophytic Ecosystems, coordinator of Climate Change and Provincial Head of the Rank.

Field of specialization

The Viverista has the task of supporting the strategic functions of the CONAF province of Ranco nurseries, in order to promote the production of plants, preferably native ones, those that will be destined for the Project + Forests financed by the Green Climate Fund within the framework of the ENCCRV and the REDD + approach, ensuring, on the one hand, the achievement of the objectives and goals proposed in accordance with the policies and regulations established by FAO; the Green Climate Fund and by the State of Chile and, on the other, the generation of environmental, economic and social co-benefits for vulnerable groups defined in the ENCCRV, through the implementation of the ENCCRV action measures.

The place of performance will be the CONAF nurseries located in the province of Ranco, Los Ríos region. Likewise, the Nurseryman must be available to make frequent field trips, inside and / or outside the region.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Schedule, instruct, direct and supervise all cultural management activities for the optimal production of plants of forest species associated with the project.
  •  Prepare a program of plant production activities to be carried out in nurseries located in the Ranco province.
  •  Provide advice on plant production in 5 nurseries in the province of Ranco, where you must make two monthly visits by Vivero.
  •  Prepare documents that inform the protocols of production of plants at bare roots; mixed and root covered, for forest species produced in nurseries.
  •  Dirigir la colecta, procesamiento y almacenamiento de germoplasma.
  •  Elaborar y mantener registro/inventario de plantas disponibles en el vivero.
  •  Capacitar permanentemente al personal del vivero en las distintas etapas de producción de plantas, desde la recolección de germoplasma hasta la obtención y entrega de plantas según requerimientos del proyecto.
  •  Participar en actividades de capacitación y transferencia técnica dispuestas por el proyecto +Bosques.
  •  Elaborar, cada vez que sea necesario, informes técnicos, términos de referencia, reportes, presentaciones y cualquier otro producto requerido asociado a la naturaleza del proyecto.
  •  Controlar el resguardo y mantención adecuada de los bienes e insumos en general, asociados al proyecto +Bosques.
  •  Collaborate in the delivery or training of technical and professional guidelines to projects associated with the production of native plants that are carried out in the territory considering the areas of action of the ENCCRV and the environmental and social safeguards and the project’s gender action plan.
  •  Update supporting documentation and contracting supports for goods and services associated with the project.
  •  Attend regional and central level meetings associated with the project.
  •  It will be your responsibility, to administer, supervise and instruct the various tasks and functions of the personnel of or nurseries associated with the Green Climate Fund in the region.
  •  The professional shall perform other functions related to the themes of the performance area entrusted by the Headquarters.


Minimum requirements

  •  Professional Title: Engineer ( a ) Forest; Engineer ( a ) in conservation of Natural Resources; Engineer ( a ) in Environment and Natural Resources; Engineer ( a ) Environmental; or, related professional.
  •  Verifiable experience of at least 3 years in activities related to nursery work and plant production.
  •  Spanish domain ( C level )
  •  Chilean nationality. Residence in the Los Ríos Region.

FAO competences

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

Selection criteria

  •  Demonstrable experience in the production of plants and / or collection of forest seeds. Demonstrable experience in the production of native plants will be applicable.
  •  Deseable conocimiento de la FAO, de la CONAF, de la ENCCRV y del Proyecto +Bosques.
  •  Conocimiento del marco institucional y normativo del área forestal y ambiental vigente en Chile.
  •  Experiencia comprobable de al menos 3 años en actividades relacionadas al trabajo en vivero y producción de plantas, siembra, reconocimiento y colecta de semillas nativas y exóticas, y producción y manejo de plantas nativas y exóticas.
  •  Capacidad comprobada para realizar trabajos en equipo.
  •  Disponibilidad para salir a terreno tanto dentro como fuera de la región de Los Ríos.
  •  Disponibilidad inmediata.
  •  Disponibilidad para la ejecución de turnos los fines de semana, especialmente en periodo estival, dependiendo de las necesidades de los viveros.
  •  Experiencia en siembra, reconocimiento y colecta de semillas nativas y exóticas.
  •  Experiencia comprobable en el trabajo de producción y manejo de plantas nativas y exóticas.
  •  Capacitación comprobable en producción de plantas, a través de reproducción vegetativa y siembra, etc.
  •  Disponibilidad para apoyar las actividades propias de los viveros de CONAF, dentro y fuera de la región.
  •  Poseer licencia de conducir Clase B.
  •  Poseer vehículo 4×4. Las mantenciones, el carguío de combustible, el pago de peajes y en general cualquier otro gasto asociado al uso del vehículo en el marco del proyecto, será de cargo y costo del viverista.


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  •  If you want to apply, go to the FAO Recruitment Website ( Employment in FAO ) and complete your online profile.
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