National Specialist (Human-Wildlife Conflict Management) at FAO July 2023, FAO Jobs Vacancies FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members.
FAO Jobs Vacancies
- Job Posting: 19/Jul/2023
- Closure Date: 03/Aug/2023, 12:59:00 AM
- Organizational Unit: FRURT
- Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
- Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
- Grade Level: N/A
- Primary Location: Home-Based
- Duration: 40 DAYS WAE
- Post Number: N/A
FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) supports governments and regional bodies to address their needs and priorities in achieving food security, reducing hunger and malnutrition. This includes FAO long standing corporate ad technical experience in addressing Human Wildlife Conflicts through its programmes around food security and livelihood improvement. FAO and the Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) is currently implementing a Technical Cooperation Program to support Human Wildlife Conflicts (HWCs) Management in Mkomazi-Umba Landscape. FAO is seeking to recruit a National Specialist (Human-Wildlife Conflict Management) to undertake a situational analysis of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in the selected project target areas. The post is in the FAO Representation in Tanzania, with the incumbent also working with other units in an integrated and cross-sectoral approach.
The National Specialist (Human-Wildlife Conflict Management) will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Tanzania, and that of the direct technical supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), and guidance from other technical officers at the FAO Headquarter, Regional and Sub regional offices, and working in close collaboration with other relevant officers at the country office. Technical Focus, The National Specialist (Human-Wildlife Conflict Management) will undertake a situational analysis of Human-Wildlife Conflicts in the selected project target areas. FAO Jobs Vacancies
Tasks and responsibilities
The National Specialist (Human-Wildlife Conflict Management) will undertake the following tasks: Examine the nature, extent and severity and root causes, for the human wildlife conflict in the selected project districts and how it profoundly impacts HWC consequences related to livelihoods, food security and ecosystem. Analyze the most prevalent HWC hotspot areas including the level of tolerance, land use/land cover change and its drivers as well as their effects on the human-wildlife interactions in the project target districts. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of the nature of the coexistence between communities and wildlife in the project target districts and propose potential improvements. Analyze measures for management and monitoring of HWCs based on best practice and experience at project target districts. Propose sustainable approaches that communities will benefit from the presence of wildlife as an alternate income to reduce conflicts; increase tolerance and promote peaceful co-existence, food security and wildlife conservation.