Project Coordinator GCP / BOL / 053 / GFF, Bolivia At FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


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Project Coordinator GCP / BOL / 053 / GFF ( Project “ GEF Chaco ” – 1 position )

Job advertisement : May 26, 2023

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

Organizational Unit: FLBOL

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Duration: 3 months ( with possibility of 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 Project “ Strengthening the comprehensive and sustainable management of biodiversity and forests by indigenous peoples and local communities in fragile ecosystems of the Bolivian Chaco dry forests” GCP / BOL / 053 / GFF, presented by the Bolivian Ministry of Environment and Water and approved by the Vice Ministry of Planning and Coordination of the Ministry of Development Planning in its capacity as the operational focal point before the GEF has been declared operational as of November 1, 2022.

On the other hand, on September 7, 2022, FAO has received the Project Document “ Strengthening the comprehensive and sustainable management of biodiversity and forests by indigenous peoples and local communities in fragile ecosystems of the dry forests of the Bolivian Chaco ”, signed by the GEF Operational and Political Focal Point in Bolivia, Vice Minister of Planning and Coordination Carlos David Guachalla, of the Ministry of Development Planning.

The objective of the project is to expand and internalize the Integrated and Sustainable Management of Biodiversity and Forests ( GISBB ) in comprehensive territorial planning, through strengthening governance for its implementation and monitoring, and thus increase the resilience of life systems ( means of life ) in the fragile ecosystems of the dry forests of the Bolivian Chaco region and advance towards the Neutrality of the Earth degradation ( NDT ). The Project will be implemented in the municipalities of Villa Vaca Guzmán, Huacareta, Boyuibe, Monteagudo, Cuevo, Macharetí, Huacaya and GAIOC Charagua Iyambae.

It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Environment and Water ( MMAYA ), through the Vice Ministry of Environment, Biodiversity, Climate Change and Forest Management and Development ( VMA ) and the Vice Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation ( VRHR ), are the monitoring and coordination entities for the operational and technical management of the Project to be implemented by FAO as the implementing agency of the GEF and the Ministry of Environment and Water/VMMA of Bolivia as executing entity.

Work base: Monteagudo

The workplace is defined by the project’s intervention area, being the Monteagudo work base with trips to communities in the Municipalities of Monteagudo, Villa Vaca Guzmán, Huacareta, Boyuibe, Monteagudo, Cuevo, Macharetí, Huacaya and GAIOC Charagua Iyambae.

Hierarchical dependency

The Project Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Assistant Representative and the GEF National Project Coordinator. .Field of specialization

Biological sciences, forest sciences, agronomic engineering or related branches.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Direct the execution of the Project, as well as establish and implement the critical path to achieve the objectives and results in each of its components.
  •  Formulate proposals for agreements and follow up on intergovernmental, inter-institutional agreements, contracts and other modalities of inter-institutional relationship to guarantee the delivery of products or services on time, shape and quality required.
  •  Manage channels and communication mechanisms with the project’s counterparts and their beneficiaries, guaranteeing the active participation, empowerment and appropriation of the Project.
  •  Participate in territorial advisory platforms in order to contribute to the strengthening of existing and emerging governance systems to guarantee the achievement of objectives, results and products of the Project and its sustainability.
  •  Manage channels and mechanisms of technical coordination and financial concurrence with institutional actors and social and productive actors linked to the execution of the Project.
  •  Promote the dissemination, dissemination and communication of the subject of Land Degradation Neutrality, the scope of the Nationally Determined Contribution ( NDC ) 2021 – 2030, advances and challenges in biodiversity conservation and soil recovery, restoration and conservation.
  •  Lead the coordination of the technical team of the Project for the formulation of the programmatic, operational and financial planning quarterly, semi-annual and annual.
  •  Lead the coordination of the technical team for the formulation or adjustments of the Annual Operational Plan, Annual Plan of acquisitions and contracts together in coordination with the established supervisory bodies.
  •  Prepare, review, systematize and present quarterly, semi-annual and annual monitoring reports and manage the inclusion of the Project’s contributions to the FAO Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning System, GEF and Government.
  •  Support in the management of co-financing reports with the counterparts of the executing and partner institutions.
  •  Coordinate and supervise SME & L activities, communication and knowledge management including: i ) periodic M&E visits to project intervention sites, ii ) M&E of quarterly progress in meeting product and outcome indicators, including risk monitoring according to the risk matrix, and monitoring and monitoring of the implementation of the Social and Environmental Safeguards Plan, the Gender Plan and the Indigenous Peoples Plan, iii ) Communications plan and Knowledge management plan for the proper systematization and assertive dissemination of the information generated, vi ) provide technical and operational support to the staff of the institutions participating in the project; and v ) propose changes in project implementation strategies, if necessary.
  •  Prepare, carry out and exercise the secretariat at the meetings of the Steering Committee ( CD ) and the Technical Committee ( CT ) of the Project.
  •  Support in the organization and conduct of the mid-term review and the final evaluation in coordination with the established supervisory bodies, in consultation with the CD, the FAO Evaluation Office, the LTO and the FAO-GEF Coordination Unit.
  •  Maintain frequent and proactive communication on the progress and results of activities with the respective work teams and focal points of the national and sub-national entities benefiting from the Project.
  •  Periodically report, through the oversight mechanisms, the actions to the FAO Representative, and the LTO / LTC, that allow fluid communication and coordination instances for the proper implementation of the Project.
  •  Lead, supervise and technically guide the specialists hired under the Project and the team in the field, promoting management, implementation and monitoring of activities according to the methodologies most appropriate to the maintenance of environmental functions, the conservation of biodiversity, carbon fixation and capture, organic matter in soils and others.
  •  Act as a technical leader to ensure inter-institutional coordination between national / local government institutions and indigenous / local organizations, being the neutral intermediary to guarantee that the interests of the associated organizations are taken into account when designing the different interventions of the project.
  •  Lead the inter-institutional working groups that will prepare the proposals for training processes, territorial management proposals and respective action plans in order to achieve Earth Degradation Neutrality.
  •  Lead the multi-party and inter-ministerial working groups that will select beneficiaries and prioritize the technical assistance that will be provided to achieve the GISBB as well as the knowledge management strategy.
  •  Be responsible for the use and custody of the assets delivered within the framework of the Project.
  •  Others that are assigned by the supervisory bodies.

THE CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUED IN ARRANGE TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Minimum requirements

  •  Professional with a bachelor’s degree ( national provision title ) in biological sciences, forest sciences, agronomic engineering or related branches. Postgraduate degree and / or specialization in topics related to: agrobiodiversity, restoration and maintenance of environmental functions, agroecology, sustainable production and agricultural / forest chains, rural development.
  •  Minimum work experience of 5 years in topics related to: agrobiodiversity, restoration and maintenance of environmental functions, agroecology, sustainable production and agricultural / forest chains, rural development.
  •  Minimum specific experience of 3 years in management and coordination of projects and / or initiatives related to: agrobiodiversity, restoration and maintenance of environmental functions, agroecology, sustainable production and agricultural / forest chains, rural development.
  •  Excellent command of the Spanish language, spoken and written.
  •  Bolivian nationality.

FAO core competencies

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  •  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: Careers@fao.org
  •  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: www.whed.net/
  •  For any other questions visit the FAO website on employment: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/es/ .

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.

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: Careers@fao.org.

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