Job Description

  FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean (SLC) is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing sub-regional food, Agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with sub-region wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Sub-Regional Office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for the Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC).

Reporting Lines

The consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Land Tenure and Natural Resources Officer.

Technical Focus

The project is aimed at scaling up the Pilot Agricultural Land Bank in Grenada to a National Land Bank to promote Food and Nutrition security and support sustainable management of rural lands, in particular idle and underutilized lands. The project also aims to benefit rural youth by facilitating access to land and means of production. The project will significantly contribute to increasing food production, Sustainable Land Management and rural development in Grenada. The project will assist in the scaling up of an ongoing Pilot Agricultural Land Bank in Grenada, as stated before, and based on this experience, a draft land bank policy will be prepared for the establishment and operation of the National Land Bank. A multistakeholder process of consultation and validation of the draft land bank policy will be conducted. Also, the project will establish a land bank performance monitoring system, based on the draft land bank policy, and based on the review of the functioning of the Pilot Agricultural Land Bank. A series of performance indicators for the land bank will be prepared to be validated by the land bank governance mechanism. Finally, the project will Design and implement a comprehensive training program to rural youth to develop rural Entrepreneurship, as well as a comprehensive communication tool for rural youth entrepreneurs Tasks and responsibilities

This consultancy will support the above-described project’s implementation in Coordination with the Lead Technical Officer and the National Project Coordinator. The consultant will carry out the following duties: 1. Provide support to the Project Steering Committee and ensure the implementation of the Work Plan and decisions relating to project activities decided by the steering committee. To this end the consultant will liaise with the technicians of the different ministries and ensure delivery of the product(s) requested by the Project Steering Committee.

2. The consultant will be following the implementation of the workplan discussed monthly with the Lead Technical Officer and the National Project Coordinator.

3. The consultant will support the implementation of the call for applicants to the land bank, and the application process.

4. Based on inputs provided by local stakeholders and international consultants, the consultant will support the production of the report on the land bank policy proposal and monitoring and evaluation proposal, by expediting interviews or any other activity required by the international Land Management consultant.

5. The consultant will support the implementation of a Letter of Agreement for a training program to rural extension staff.

6. The consultant will provide a monthly synthetic report on activities.

7. Perform any other duties as required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

• University degree in any recognized subject area (e.g. International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences). An appropriate mix of vocational training and professional experience may be an acceptable alternative.

• 3 years of relevant experience in project management.

• Working knowledge of English.

• National of Grenada or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

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