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Forestry Officer (Policy)

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Town/City Rome
Salary Additional Information US$ 113,178 US$ 141,906 (without dependants) and from US$ 121,538 to US$ 153,266 (with dependants)
Salary Range 121,000 - 199,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 16/04/2009
Company Name Food and Agriculture Organisation
Contact Name Ms. Eva Muller Chief, Forest Policy Service Forestry Department
Fax +39 06 570 55514
Website Further Details / Applications
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Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 2152-FOE
Deadline For Application:16 April 2009
Position TitleForestry Officer (Policy)
Duty StationRome
Grade LevelP-4
DurationFixed term: 3 years
CCOG Code:1E17
Organizational Unit Forest Policy Service, FOEP Forest Economics and Policy Division, FOE Forestry Department, FO


Under the general supervision of the Director, Forestry Economics and Policy Division, and the direct supervision of the Chief, Forest Policy Service, the incumbent will plan and implement programmes, which promote better policies in forestry. In particular, the incumbent will:

  • develop and support implementation of guidelines and practical methodologies to promote effective forest policy development, policy implementation and inter-sectoral policy dialogue, especially in the context of national forest programmes;
  • support, through guidelines and workshops, capacity building of forest stakeholders and relevant institutions in forest policy formulation, analysis and evaluation;
  • provide technical support to countries on matters related to forest policy development, analysis and implementation as well as on strengthening policy linkages with relevant sectors, especially agriculture;
  • provide guidance and technical support to national forest programmes on matters related to forest policies and their linkages with the policies of other sectors;
  • formulate, monitor and provide technical backstopping of projects in the area of forest policy formulation, analysis and evaluation;
  • identify and develop information on emerging issues related to forest policy in collaboration with other FAO units, other international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations;
  • develop and maintain contact with donors and contribute to resource mobilization to support the programme;
  • perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced University Degree in Forestry, Political Sciences or a related field
  • Seven years of relevant experience in international forestry development which included significant work in forest policy
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two

Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Extent of working experience in forest policy, intersectoral policy linkages and national forest programmes
  • Extent of working experience in developing countries and regional/international programmes or organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, plan, monitor and evaluate programme activities
  • Extent of experience in organizing and coordinating technical meetings and training workshops
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze technical and conceptual issues, to express ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Capacity to work in a team environment

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-4 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from US$ 113,178 US$ 141,906 (without dependants) and from US$ 121,538 to US$ 153,266 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

V.A 2152-FOE
Ms. Eva Muller Chief, Forest Policy Service Forestry Department
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 570 55514

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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