The Food and Agriculture organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Eswatini have partnered since the country joined the Organization in 1971. FAO assistance has covered the formulation and implementation of food security and nutrition policies, including risk reduction and management strategies, and activities to increase agricultural productivity. More recently, cooperation has included a focus on market access and agricultural competiveness, with support to smallholders’ transition from subsistence to commercial agriculture. Emphasis is also given to the sustainable management of natural resources.
FAO Eswatini is implementing a number of Technical Cooperation Programmes (TCP) projects and Emergency programmes. The TCP provides assistance in all areas pertaining to FAO’s mandate and competence that are covered by the Strategic Framework to respond to governments’ priority needs. These short-term, catalytic and sustainable projects are driven by the demands and priorities of member countries, addressing critical gaps in hunger and malnutrition eradication, sustainable production, rural poverty reduction more efficient and inclusive food chains and building resilience to crisis. TCP projects catalyze change, foster capacity development and assist countries in mobilizing resources, in line with the Country Programming Frameworks agreed to with governments. Currently FAO Eswatini is supporting a number of TCPs with the Ministry of Agriculture and jointly collaborating with other Ministries as related to projects.
The Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) assists developing countries, member of the NDC Partnership, in achieving two overarching objectives namely 1) Enhancement of NDCs, including by raising ambition, as part of the Paris Agreement’s NDC update process; and fast-track implementation of NDCs, including by providing in-country technical expertise and capacity building. In Eswatini, CAEP has partnered with Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, Commonwealth Secretariat, FAO, NDC Partnership Support Unit, UN Environment Programme and World Resources Institute to implement the NDC Partnership support initiative.
Through this partnership, FAO has been tasked with implementing five of the activities covering: a) climate risk mapping, b) identification of livestock emissions reduction options, c) development of a green growth strategy , d) assisting in design of climate smart policy instruments, as well as, e) facilitating Multi stakeholder dialogue.
The National Consultant: Climate Change Risk Mapping and Good Practices will perform this assignment under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative to Eswatini / SFS Sub Regional Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative/Programmes, with technical support from the Sub Regional Agrofood Systems and Investment Policy Specialist.
The post is located in the FAO Eswatini office.
The Eswatini FAO Country office intends to engage a National Consultant to assist with two of the activities namely
a) Risk mapping to identify most vulnerable communities and disadvantage groups to inform adaptation targets and actions and b) identify and codify good practices for NDC implementation in user-focused knowledge products and tools disseminated through strategic partner networks.
Moreover, with the current situation regarding COVID-19, it is expected that the project will also contribute towards addressing the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the relevant thematic areas.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Risk mapping and profiling
Identify And Codify Good Practices For NDC Implementation
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
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 date.
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