Livestock Policy Officer (Environmental Assessment)

Livestock Policy Officer (Environmental Assessment)

FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Rome, Italy

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The Livestock Policy Officer reports to the Senior Livestock Policy Officer (Natural Resources and Climate).

Technical Focus

Development of tools and methods for the assessment of livestock-environment interaction, including climate and air, water, bio-diversity and nutrients.

Key Results

Research, technical analysis, and project related services to support the delivery of programme projects, products, and services.

Key Functions

  • Researches and analyzes technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional, and technology related information, data and statistics and/or related policy issues to support the delivery of programme projects, products and services;
  • Produces a variety of technical information, data, statistics and reports as well as input for technical documents and web pages;
  • Provides technical support/analysis to various assessments, studies and initiatives and provides technical backstopping to field projects;
  • Collaborates in the development of improved/updated tools, systems, processes, and databases;
  • Participates on multi-disciplinary teams, and/or leads working groups/teams collaborates with other departments and agencies on work groups and committees and promotes best practices;
  • Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development activities within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, on-line tools;
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations;
  • Supports resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.

Specific Functions

  • Provides expertise in the area of livestock-environment interactions, including climate and air, water, nutrients and biodiversity;
  • Supports the development of methods and tools for the assessment of these interactions, the identification of priority areas, and the implementation of policy and practice change.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in veterinary, agricultural, environmental or biological science, geography with specialization in environmental assessment methods;
  • Five years of relevant experience in agricultural or sustainability policy analysis and formulation including environmental assessment methods;
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable;
  • Extent and relevance of experience with data systems and quantitative analysis related to livestock-environment interactions;
  • Extent and relevance of experience with assessment models and scenario building;
  • Extent and relevance of experience and knowledge of intergovernmental and policy processes related to livestock and environment, in particular climate change.

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