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Forestry Officer - Forest Assessment and Reporting

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Town/City Rome
Salary Additional Information US$ 94,072 to US$ 130,154
Salary Range 80,000 - 120,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 05/01/2009
Company Name Food and Agriculture Organisation
Contact Name HR
Fax +39 06 57055137
Email FOI-Director@fao.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 2105-FOI

Deadline For Application:5 January 2009
Position TitleForestry Officer Forest Assessment and Reporting
Duty StationRome
Grade LevelP-3
DurationFixed term: 3 years
CCOG Code:1H06
Organizational Unit Forest Assessment and Reporting Service, FOIM Forest Products and Industries Division, FOI Forestry Department, FO


Under the overall guidance of the Director, Forest Products and Industries Division and the Chief, Forest Assessment and Reporting Service and the direct supervision of the Senior Officer, Global Forest Resources Assessment, with wide latitude for personal initiative, the incumbent shall:

  • regularly assess user needs and expectations with regard to information on forest resources, products and institutions as well as opportunities to enhance data collection and dissemination through internal or external partnerships;
  • provide advice and technical assistance to countries for the elaboration of national reports for the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) programme, as requested;
  • participate in the coordination and implementation of selected special studies related to the FRA programme;
  • further develop/strengthen networks of national correspondents to the FRA process; support existing regional and sub-regional networks on forest monitoring and assessment and foster exchange of information and experiences among countries; foster strategic alliances and partnership with regional key partners;
  • spearhead the outreach activities of the FRA programme including communication with external stakeholders, partners and end-users; public relations; partnership building; dissemination of information through various media – including an active website on the FRA programme – aimed at various audiences; liaise with other FAO staff within and outside the Forestry Department on matters in their specific technical fields;
  • plan and participate in expert consultations, technical meetings and workshops at national, regional and global level;
  • perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should meet the following:

  • University Degree in Forestry or a related field
  • Five years of relevant experience in the field of international forestry and assessment of forest resources, products and institutions including experience in networking and outreach at international level
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two

Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Demonstrated expertise in forest  assessment, networking and partnership building
  • Relevance of  international experience in forestry and forest resources assessment
  • Extent of working experience in developing countries and knowledge of their forests
  • Demonstrated ability in the organization and conduct of meetings, workshops and training sessions
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills on technical issues
  • Maturity, initiative and drive, high sense of responsibility, ability to effectively plan and organize work
  • Extent of language skills

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.


Level P-3 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from US$ 94,072 to US$ 121,060 (without dependants) and from US$ 100,780 to US$ 130,154 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

VA 2105-FOI
Director, FOI, Forestry Department
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No:
+39 06 57055137

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged. Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.


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