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National Climate Change Specialist

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 30/09/2019
Company Name Food and Agriculture Organisation
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The GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support project GCP/AZE/012/GCR  – “Strengthening country capacities for NDC implementation in the Agriculture and LULUCF Sectors and supporting the identification of potential Direct access Entities from different sectors relevant for the implementation of the Country Work Programme in Azerbaijan" aims at providing Government of Azerbaijan with the sector specific knowledge and information, as well as a detailed analysis on the feasibility of practical technology solutions to facilitate implementation of NDCs in the Agriculture and LULUCF Sectors.

In this context, under the overall supervision of the Head of FAO Partnership and Liason Office in Azerbaijan, the direct supervision of LTO of the project and in close cooperation with the NDA of Azerbaijan, REU GCF Advisor and other national and international consultants, the consultant will support relevant institutions in Azerbaijan with learning opportunities to increase their readiness capacities as intended in the project. In light of the above, this consultancy aims to contribute to systematizing initiatives, measures and policies currently under implementation, or planned, related to Agriculture and LULUCF as priority Sectors defined in Azerbaijan’s NDC.

Tasks and responsibilities:

The incumbent will contribute to mapping the NDC implementation efforts in the Agriculture and LULUCF sector in Azerbaijan and will specifically carry out the following activities:

  • Coordinate the Collection, analysis and summarize all essential documents and materials (including previous NCs, BUR, TNA, INDC) on national and sectoral climate change policy related to the climate change mitigation and adaptation in Agriculture and LULUCF sectors.
  • Coordinate engagement with related national stakeholders and interviews in order to leverage relevant information with regards to recent developments related to climate change mitigation and adaptation in agricultural and LULUCF sectors,  mostly focusing on actions related to the NDC commitments; 
  • Support the International Consultant to develop the Chapter on Ongoing efforts to implement Azerbaijan’s NDC to be integral part of the Report on the progress in the implementation of NDC in the Agriculture and LULUCF Sector in Azerbaijan;
  • Participate at the related project workshops
  • Perform any other related duties and activities as required by the LTO.
Minimum Requirements:
  • A university degree in environmental sciences, climate change or other relevant field;

  • At least 5 years of experience in the areas related to the climate change, climate change adaptation and mitigation, preferably in agriculture or LULUCF;

  • Writing and communication skills in English and Azerbaijani required;

  • Nationality of Azerbaijani




FAO Core Competencies:

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


Technical/Functional Skills:


  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills and applies them in the work
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors  
  • Strong knowledge of climate change related issues in Azerbaijan;
  • Proven expertise working in a team environment and in the field;
  • Computer skills, in particular applications of the MS Office package and internet search will be an asset;




Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.



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• Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
• Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
• For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/








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