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Land and Natural Resources Tenure Officer

Reference 2054-SLS  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Santiago
Salary Additional Information US$ 77,564 US$ 99,816 (without dependants) and from US$ 83,095 to US$ 107,313 (with dependants)
Salary Range 80,000 - 120,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 22/08/2008
Company Name Food and Agriculture Organisation
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
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Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 2054-SLS
Deadline For Application: 22 August 2008
Position TitleLand and Natural Resources Tenure Officer
Duty StationSantiago, Chile
Grade LevelP-3
DurationFixed Term: 3 years
CCOG Code:1H01
Organizational Unit Multidisciplinary Team for South America, SLS


Under the supervision of the Sub-regional Coordinator and the functional guidance of the Director, Land and Water Division, NRL, to provide support on matters related to the field of sustainable natural resources management, with an emphasis on access to land and other natural resources and tenure security, to the Sub-regional Multidisciplinary Team which will lead FAO’s response to the needs of the Sub-region, including those of the Regional Economic Integration Organization (REIOs). Specifically to:

  • advise FAO Members in the identification, formulation and resource mobilisation for programmes and projects, in the field of land and water resources, to improve land tenure arrangements, land administration and land policy, including in relation to capacity building; provide technical support to Member countries in their efforts to attain WFS and MDGs; help in establishing priorities for FAO assistance within existing frameworks and prepare FAO’s National Medium-Term Priority Frameworks;
  • provide technical backstopping for the implementation and monitoring of national and Sub-regional projects on land and water development and resources, as appropriate;
  • review land and rural sector policies and national programmes, including participation in sector studies, for their implications for secure access to land by the rural poor to support food security and for rural development, to analyse needs and opportunities, identify national priorities for investment and prepare recommendations;
  • act as focal point for periodic collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant data and information for programmes and projects in the field of land and water resources and land tenure in countries within the sub-region;
  • contribute to normative work on improved tenure arrangements, land administration and land policy (including the management of land in the public and private sectors, land transfer mechanisms, land measuring and mapping, the mechanisms for physical planning and zoning control and taxation of land) with emphasis on emerging land related social movements, decentralization and civil society.
  • participate in promoting tools, guidelines and knowledge related to land tenure, land administration and land policy and collaborate with Headquarters and Regional Officers in the development of applications at country level; provide country feedback in the implementation and improvement of regular programme entities.
  • participate in Sub-regional conferences/meetings/workshops related to land tenure, land administration and land policy.
  • maintain effective working relationship with other FAO units, government institutions, international development agencies, NGOs and civil society organizations;
  • contribute to FAO regular programme activities on land tenure arrangements, land administration and land policy and ensure that issues of relevance to the Sub-region are correctly reflected in the regular programme;
  • advise on the selection of consultants and participate in the supervision of their work;
  • perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced university degree in a discipline relevant to land tenure, land policy, and land administration
  • Five years of relevant experience in the field of land and water development and management which includes experience in developing countries
  • Working knowledge of Spanish and English


Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Relevance of experience in land tenure, land administration and land policy
  • Relevance of working experience in the Latin America region and extent of knowledge related to access to land and other natural resources and tenure security in the Sub-region
  • Extent of experience in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of land tenure and administration projects in the Sub-region
  • Ability to organize workshops, conferences and meetings
  • Capacity to work successfully in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Extent of both oral and written communication skills (including ability to write concise reports)

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$ 77,564 US$ 99,816 (without dependants) and from US$ 83,095 to US$ 107,313 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

V.A 2054-SLS
Director, Land and Water Division, NRL
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 570 056275

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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