Técnico/a Principal del proceso NDC del Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Principal Technician of the Ecuador NDC process

Job advertisement : Apr 24, 2023

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

Organizational Unit: FLECU – FAO Representation in Ecuador

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Ecuador-Quito

Duration: 2 months with the 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 post is located in Quito-Ecuador.

Hierarchical dependency

The Chief Technician will report his activities to the FAO Representative in Ecuador.

Field of specialization

The Principal Technician will develop the activities of the “ process. Development of the process of inclusion of new contributions to the NDC 2020-2025 and the formulation of the NDC of Ecuador 2026-2035, in the context of a low emission economy and resilient to the climate ”.

Tasks and responsibilities

  •  Verify and accompany the technical team of the process, to ensure the execution of the activities necessary to achieve the expected results.
  •  Verify the work carried out by the technical team, in order to ensure the quality and compliance of the products delivered.
  •  Ensure and verify the process of inclusion of new initiatives in the NDC 2020-2025 and the process of formulating the second NDC considering the gender, intersectionality and intercultural approaches, both in the mitigation and adaptation components to climate change, including actions and measures that contribute to both components ( cross-cutting approach ).
  •  Articulate with institutional counterparts and lead the technical and operational execution of the actions necessary to strengthen the first NDC and develop the second NDC 2025-2036.
  •  Manage, with the support of the technical team, participatory spaces at the national level for the inclusion of new contributions in the first NDC and the formulation of the second NDC.
  •  Consolidate sectoral technical reports on climate change mitigation and adaptation for the preparation of the executive document of the second NDC.
  •  Consolidate the document of the Second NDC of Ecuador and its respective implementation plan.
  •  Comply with the requirements established by the Undersecretariat for Climate Change within the framework of the functions of the NDC process.
  •  Support in the development and transfer of communication tools related to Nationally Determined Contributions that include gender, intersectionality and intercultural considerations, in coordination with the communication team of the NDC process and the counterparts.
  •  Prepare the annual work plan and procurement and contracting plan for the NDC process, in articulation with stakeholders.
  •  Implement technical, operational and administrative activities for the execution of the NDC process, including monitoring and evaluation processes.
  •  Actively participate in meetings at the national and local levels with strategic partners in support of the implementation of the NDC process.
  •  Design and implement actions to make visible the results and achievements before strategic partners, ( government and relevant actors ).
  •  Guarantee knowledge management activities for the results of the NDC process ( systematization, communication, awareness ) aimed at project beneficiaries and within FAO.
  •  Report the progress of the NDC process activities with the monitoring system defined by FAO and MAATE.
  •  Participate and support in meetings with technical staff of the NDC process and institutional focal points required for implementation.
  •  Verify and evaluate the progress and compliance of the budget execution with the indicators of the logical framework.
  •  Consolidate and present periodic reports ( semester / year ) of the NDC process under the Program and M&E guidelines.
  •  Ensure the closure of the technical and operational activities of the NDC process in coordination with the FAO program and administrative area.
  •  Document and systematize the good practices and learning developed by the NDC process and the FAO Strategic Framework ( Four Improvements ), to feed FAO and country knowledge and data management.
  •  Generate strategic information required to guide and feed back the country’s public policies together with the government and key actors.
  •  Carry out other technical / operational / administrative tasks within the framework of the NDC process activities.
  •  Articulate activities with programs / projects that are also working on initiatives that could contribute to the formulation of the second NDC of Ecuador, as well as, in the inclusion of new initiatives for the NDC 2020-2025.
  •  Articulate actions between FAO and UNDP for effective compliance with the inclusion of new contributions to the NDC 2020-2025 and the formulation of the NDC of Ecuador 2026-2035.


Minimum requirements

  •  Third level university degree in environmental, geographic, agronomic, economic or related sciences.
  •  Master’s degree in topics related to climate change, environment, sustainable development or project management.
  •  Minimum proven experience of 5 years in coordination of projects or programs of environment or climate change.
  •  Knowledge of the Spanish language level C and knowledge of the English language level B.
  •  National of Ecuador 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

  •  Solid knowledge of the institutional, regulatory and strategic national framework in force in the management of climate change in Ecuador.
  •  Ability to generate advocacy and articulation spaces with authorities and technical personnel.
  •  Proven skills to work in multilateral environments that involve interaction with public, private institutions and national and international actors.
  •  Excellent oral and written expression, clear and concise writing of technical reports and official documents.
  •  Leadership, speed of tasks, planning and organization

Selection criteria

  •  Full time availability.
  •  Availability to travel to different sectors of the country.
  •  Support documents work experience.

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


  •  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/.

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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