Technicians ( as ) Forest Territories ( 9 areas )
Job advertisement : Jul 12, 2023
Publication cancellation date : Jul 26/2023, 9:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FLGUA
Job type : Temporary work
Requirement Type: NPP ( National Project Personnel )
Grade Level: N / A
Main location : Various places-Various places
Duration: 12 months ( possibility of extension )
Position Number: N / A
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO ) and the Government of Guatemala signed the Country Programming Framework ( MPP ) 2022 – 2025, in which, National priorities that FAO will address through country-level actions within their respective strategic frameworks are defined. These priorities aim to guarantee FAO’s comparative advantages to contribute to the achievement of the goals established in State policy instruments such as the K’atún National Development Plan Our Guatemala 2032 ( CONADUR-SEGEPLAN, 2014 ), the National Development Priorities ( SEGEPLAN, 2016 ), the General Government Policy 2020-2024, as well as the United Nations Framework for Cooperation for Sustainable Development in Guatemala and Agenda 2030.The Guatemalan MPP establishes three priority government areas to be addressed by FAO, these are: 1 ) More productive, prosperous and inclusive territories for a better life, 2 ) Food security and better nutrition, and 3 ) Resilience and better environment. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country. The results contemplated in these three program areas will be achieved through the development of the Organization’s normative instruments and the projects implemented by FAO, together with its partners, in the country.
The project “ Resilient livelihoods of vulnerable small farmers in the Mayan landscapes and the Dry Corridor of Guatemala ” -RELIVE- implemented together with the institutions of the Government of Guatemala, as they are: MARN, MAGA, INAB and INSIVUMEH, has the financing of the Green Climate Fund and the co-financing of the Korean International Cooperation Agency ( KOICA ). Said project will strengthen the livelihoods of one hundred and fifteen thousand small producers in 29 municipalities of Petén, Chiquimula, Zacapa, Alta and Baja Verapaz, and it will avoid the emission of 1 million tons of CO2 in the next seven years, equivalent to 8% of the goal that Guatemala has committed to the Climate Change Convention for 2030.
The RELIVE project is part of the work areas of the MPP 2022 – 2025, specifically Area 3 “ Resilience and best environment ”, that addresses the sustainable management of natural resources that helps improve the comprehensive management of climate and environmental risks, and adaptation to climate change of the most vulnerable population groups.
The project will be implemented and will generate three key results: – Critical production systems are resilient to the climate and farmers have improved, secured food and adapted their livelihoods; – Water resources at the micro-basin level are managed sustainably and landscapes are restored to ensure a stable water supply for agriculture in the midst of drought conditions induced by climate change. – Local and national institutions adopt governance mechanisms and have a strong capacity to apply adaptation measures to climate change
The Technicians ( as ) will report to the Coordinator of the Territorial Operational Unit with the guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator and the Assistant Representative ( Program )
This position will be held in nine areas
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Chiqumula, Chiquimula
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Poptun, Peten
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Dolores, Peten
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Cobán, Alta Verapaz
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Chisec, Alta Verapaz
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of La Tinta, Alta Verapaz
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Fray Bartolomé de las Casas, Alta Verapaz
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Rabinal, Baja Verapaz
- 1 technician ( a ) in the municipality of Purulhá, Baja Verapaz
Field of specialization
Territorial Technicians ( as ) should have training and experience in forest management issues and knowledge of forest policy instruments, especially those related to the PROBOSQUE and PINPEP forest programs; also in the management of forest management plans for the different modalities dictated by forest incentives, In this sense, it must be registered as a Forest Regent before the National Forest Institute ( INAB ).
Tasks and responsibilities
– Responsible for the development of management plans and their entry into the forest incentive program. – Support the training and information of Forest Regents and / or Forest Management Plan Developers, subcontracted by the project for the elaboration of forest ( agro ) projects to be entered into forest incentive programs. – Support the relationship with local actors in the technical aspects related to the project. – Support value aggregation actions in the field of forest, timber and non-timber products. – Coordinate with INAB and other partner organizations of the Project the planning and implementation of information, promotion and training activities, related to the adoption and use of Forest practices with a climate change approach.- Support the socialization and training of producers, especially those related to forest production and restoration with links to forest incentive programs. – Participate in lifting and/o supervision of information on performance indicators, especially in aspects of forest management and production by Project participants. – Report progress on topics under your technical responsibility. – Perform other related tasks as required – Report advances in topics under your technical responsibility. – Perform other related tasks as required – Report advances in topics under your technical responsibility. – Perform other related tasks as required
THE CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUED IN ARRANGE TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
– Professional with an academic degree in forest science, renewable natural resources, agricultural with forestry experience. – Two years of relevant experience in technical assistance to producer organizations, community organizations, etc., on the subject of sustainable forest management and access to INAB forest incentive programs. – At least one year of experience in training and education in community forest management issues. – Guatemalan nationality – Practical knowledge of the Spanish Language. Desirable knowledge of the following languages according to the region to which ( Q’ueqchi ’, Ch´orti´, Poqomchí, Achí ) apply.
FAO core competencies
– Results-based approach – Teamwork – Communication – Establishing effective relationships – Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement
Technical / functional skills
– Ability to work in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams – Ability to establish inter-institutional relations with the public, private, cooperative and civil society sectors – Effective management of computer programs, Microsoft office, ( Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook ) – Experience and skill in planning, writing reports and technical documents
– Minimum experience in the reproduction of vegetative material for forest restoration purposes – Active registration as a Forest Regent and / or Elaborator of Forest Management Plans before the INAB. – Work experience in the United Nations System – Knowledge of Human Rights, rights of indigenous peoples, women and youth – Experience in incorporating a gender perspective, youth and indigenous peoples
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