SPECIALIST NATIONAL JURIST EXPERT IN FOREST LAW, WITH LOCATION IN ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND LEGISLATIVE TECHNICA, Asuncion, Paraguay At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


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SPECIALIST NATIONAL JURIST EXPERT IN FOREST LAW, WITH LIMINISTRATIVE AND TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATIVE RIGHT ENPHASIS

Job announcement : Apr 24/2023

Publication cancellation date : May 8, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLPAR

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Paraguay-Assumption

Duration: 3 months

Position Number: N / A

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  •  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

FAO is the United Nations agency leading the international effort to end hunger. Our goal is to achieve food security for all, while ensuring regular access to good quality, sufficient food to lead an active and healthy life. FAO in Paraguay will be responsible for contributing to the achievement of Result 1 of the REDD + results-based payment project, through the following products: 1. Institutional response capacity strengthened through forest monitoring and early warning systems implemented. 2. Sustainable production programs and plans with producers and producers in the indigenous and peasant sector are identified and strengthened for the sustainable management of forests. 3.INFONA regulatory and institutional framework agreed and adequate for the implementation of ENBCS. 4. Strengthened and operational payment system for environmental services, accessible to producers and producers in the indigenous and peasant sector.

In this sense and in relation to Product 3; the Legal Office Development Law Service is the FAO unit that provides neutral and independent advice through personalized legal instruments from a participatory systems approach, intersectoral and multidisciplinary. It specializes in all areas under FAO’s mandate and has a network of national legal specialists who provide national experience, regional and international in the development of national legal frameworks. Consequently, and in view of the regulatory and institutional arrangements already generated by FAO PY in this project; the final product of this consultancy will contain a technical legal diagnosis of the national forest legislative framework and will provide recommendations for its updating and adaptation,in light of the functions and powers established in Law No. 3464 that Creates the National Forest Institute- INFONA; Law 6715/22 on Administrative Procedures; and other relevant national and international legislation. FAO’s technical support responds to a formal request from INFONA in coordination with the Supreme Court of Justice of Paraguay.

Hierarchical dependency

It will be developed under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Paraguay, the Program Assistant of the FAO Programs in Paraguay, and the specific supervision of the FAO Environmental Project Management Coordinator including the coordination of the project “ Paraguay + Verde ” and the Legal Officer of the Law Service for the Development of the Legal Office ( LEGN ), in close articulation with the Project LTO and the Institutional Development Specialist linked to the forestry legal framework/environmental and the design of governance mechanisms for the implementation of ENBCS in Paraguay.

Field of specialization

Technical assistance framed in forest, administrative, constitutional and environmental law and legislative technique.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Prepare a work plan that includes a methodological proposal and schedule with specific activities.
  •  Prepare a diagnostic legal technical report on the national forest legislative framework. The report will contain conclusions, recommendations and regulatory guidelines that serve as the basis for updates or adjustments to current regulations and that cover substantive and formal aspects. For the above, the consultant must perform the following tasks: – Propose a commented index of the technical legal diagnostic report that details the aspects to be analyzed in each section of the study. This task will be carried out using as a guide a report model that will be provided by the Development Law Service of the FAO Legal Office ( LEGN ). – Identify and analyze national law regulations ( Constitution, laws and secondary regulations ) in forestry to identify the main strengths,gaps, obstacles, regulatory gaps or contradictions. The analysis will be carried out bearing in mind the country’s international obligations ( international legal framework ) as well as the best practices of comparative law. If relevant, include in the analysis similar forest legislative proposals that contain substantive and formal regulations, presented in the Latin American and Caribbean region. Within national legislation, identify possible updates to Law 422/73, in light of the functions and powers of INFONA established in Law No. 3464 that Creates the National Forest Institute- INFONA; Law 6715/22 on Administrative Procedures; and other relevant national and international legislation. – Review doctrine ( such as academic documents, books, articles,reports from international and national organizations such as foundations or NGOs, etc ). – Identify and carry out an analysis of national and administrative judicial decisions of forest cases, and the application of the pertinent legislation in said resolutions. – Conduct interviews with relevant national actors in forestry to be identified together with FAO, CSJ and INFONA. – Incorporate the report of the economic analysis of forest law to be prepared by IDEA; the legal reports delivered by international legal experts and the comments of FAO Paraguay, the FAO Development Law Service, INFONA and the Supreme Court of Justice. and the application of the pertinent legislation in said resolutions. – Conduct interviews with relevant national actors in forestry to be identified together with FAO, CSJ and INFONA. – Incorporate the report of the economic analysis of forest law to be prepared by IDEA; the legal reports delivered by international legal experts and the comments of FAO Paraguay, the FAO Development Law Service, INFONA and the Supreme Court of Justice. and the application of the pertinent legislation in said resolutions. – Conduct interviews with relevant national actors in forestry to be identified together with FAO, CSJ and INFONA. – Incorporate the report of the economic analysis of forest law to be prepared by IDEA; the legal reports delivered by international legal experts and the comments of FAO Paraguay, the FAO Development Law Service, INFONA and the Supreme Court of Justice. the reports in law delivered by international legal experts and the comments of FAO Paraguay, the FAO Development Law Service, INFONA and the Supreme Court of Justice. the reports in law delivered by international legal experts and the comments of FAO Paraguay, the FAO Development Law Service, INFONA and the Supreme Court of Justice.
  •  After approval by FAO and INFONA, present the reports and findings derived from these interviews or from the report to relevant actors.
  •  Present the report made before the pertinent instances or approval, at the request of FAO and INFONA.
  •  Carry out other analysis or articulation tasks that may be necessary to achieve the project’s objectives, and that may be requested.

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

Minimum requirements

  •  University Lawyer Degree. Postgraduate studies in forest, administrative, procedural, environmental law or other relevant specialization for consulting.
  •  10 years of professional legal experience and 7 years in developing legal frameworks for procedural and administrative regulations; or in institutional regulatory frameworks oriented to the forestry and / or environmental sector.
  •  Mastery and fluidity of Spanish. Good level of English is desirable.
  •  Paraguayan nationality or resident in the Country with regular work permit.

FAO core competencies

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

Technical / functional skills

  •  Experience in matters related to forest law, administrative, procedural, environmental law, constitutional law, administrative summaries and civil law will be valued.
  •  Demonstrable knowledge or experience in legislative technique.
  •  Knowledge of the national reality of Paraguay in regulations and policy instruments regarding administrative procedures, especially in the forestry sector and relevant actors in these matters.
  •  Proven experience in legal reporting and analysis.

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

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/
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HOW TO APPLY Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

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