Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Recruitment

By | May 27, 2021

Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Recruitment 2024

Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Recruitment – Apply Now

Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published new recruitment opportunities for 2024….See Full details below

Overview of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO)

RES will be responsible for managing the decentralized final project evaluations in the region, according to an evaluation plan developed in consultation with country offices of the Region and shared in advance by OED. They will also be responsible for ensuring dissemination of the results of the evaluation and creating learning opportunities at the regional and country-level, based on evaluation results, in close cooperation with the regional field programme and knowledge management teams. The RES will also contribute to building evaluation capacities in the region, using CD material and guidance developed by OED.

The following positions are available at Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) . Explore for your position of choice and then apply according to the information provided.

Available Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Recruitment Application 2021 Positions & Details

Job Title: National Legal Specialist


The national legal consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop a work plan to be presented within the first 15 days of the consultancy, including the description of the products, the methodology and the timeline.
  • Develop a legal analysis, based on the outline prepared by FAO, focusing on forestry-related legislation, taking into consideration regional and international instruments, highlighting existing opportunities, gaps, and inconsistencies among and within forest-related sectors, that affect the sustainable management of forests, specifically focusing on 1) legal gaps that contribute to issues affecting transboundary forest ecosystems, and 2) legal gaps that constrain the full engagement of local communities (including vulnerable groups, women, IPs and youth) in sustainable forest management. A desk review of relevant statutory instruments (including laws, acts, regulations, decrees, resolutions and customary instruments/practices), as well as interviews with key stakeholders from governmental non-governmental entities, will be the basis to develop the legal analysis.
  • Based on the legal gap analysis, the consultant will include a set of recommendations to promote legal reforms or implement the forest legal framework, including institutional and multilateral arrangements needed to address transboundary forest issues and to improve sustainable management of community forestry. The analysis should include a review of benefit-sharing schemes, legal (vs illegal) trade of timber and non-timber forest products among countries, forest management planning tools, land and forests tenure security, as well as co-management schemes of protected areas. A gender lens will be applied to the analysis and recommendations.
  • Organize a workshop (or virtual meeting) in close collaboration and under the guidance of the national authorities to share and validate the findings and recommendations of the legal gap analysis, inviting relevant national and sub-regional relevant stakeholders, including the focal points, the government interlocutors and the relevant local institutions (public, private, IGOs, NGOs, community and decentralized organizations) implicated in the planning and management of forests, natural resources and the environment.
  • The FAO country office and HQs/sub-regional team will provide logistical and technical support as needed. Relevant stakeholders will be invited to attend the workshop.
  • Present the final legal gap analysis to the national authorities for its final validation, with the aim of promoting understanding and ownership of the analysis and recommendations.
  • Any other duty agreed upon with the supervisor and contributing to the achievement of the successful implementation of the assigned tasks.


Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in law. preferably with a specialization on environmental, forestry or natural resources law
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the legal field, in particular in assessments of the legal and institutional frameworks governing the forestry and forestry-related sector including land and community rights
  • Work experience in Ghana.
  • Previous experience working on international donor projects is highly preferred.
  • National of Ghana or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication Skills
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Very good sense of organization and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Ability to work in a harmonious and effective way in a multicultural team
  • Ability to work closely with national institutions and governmental entities
  • Knowledge of the structure and normative contents of forestry related legislation at national, regional and international levels
  • Understanding of the gender and governance implications of the management of forest and natural resources.
  • Proven ability to build good relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including government institutions, NGOs, and local communities, and conduct fieldwork.
  • Proven ability in drafting clearly and precisely in English, and in conducting in-depth but succinct analyses of legal matters with specific and practical recommendations; the ability to read and/or write in French would be an advantage.

How to Apply For Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) Recruitment

Candidates who have met the above criteria should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline: 9th June. 2024.

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