Written by on February 15, 2018


Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Sub-regional Coordinator and the technical guidance of LTO and relevant technical units in FAO and in close collaboration with the Climate Change Advisor (Caribbean), and other project staff and partner agencies, the national expert – climate change (capacity development and mainstreaming) will perform the following tasks:

 lead the capacity development and climate change mainstreaming processes and provide technical support to integrate agricultural sector perspectives into the climate change policies, plans and strategies;

 synthesize of information on climate risks, vulnerabilities and impacts of climate change on agricultural sectors at the country level;

 strengthening of analysis tools, methods, data and information for climate change adaptation and mitigation planning in the agricultural sectors;

 assist to integrate agricultural and food security perspectives into NAPs, NAMAs, DRM plans and INDCs;

 organize the national policy dialogue and prepare a road map to integrate agricultural and food security perspectives into climate change policies, plans and strategies;

 collect relevant primary and secondary data from the national, district and community levels as and when required;

 assist the national counterparts and the climate change advisor at sub-regional level to prepare climate change programmes for potential financing through GCFs and other climate funds

 support implementation of all the project activities at the national levels;

 assist in organizing and conducting policy dialogues, workshops/meetings at the national level to explain the project objectives and activities;

 initiate awareness creation process on climate change adaptation and mitigation and support the NGOs and civil society organizations at community levels;

 assist in organizing adaptation pilots to test and familiarize viable adaptation practices and new innovations;

 liaise with the NGOs and civil society organizations and assist for implementation of the pilot projects in each country;

 assist in organizing national level workshops, training programmes, participatory discussions, and brain storming sessions;

 assist to prepare gender related guidelines and integrate gender perspectives into the training manuals focusing on adaptation, mitigation and disaster risk reduction;

 facilitate broader replication of successfully tested adaptation and mitigation practices and technology options within the farming communities;

 assist project monitoring and evaluation activities including collection of baseline information, stocktaking of ongoing and completed projects on climate change adaptation and mitigation in agricultural sectors, training need assessments and preparation of training resources; and

 prepare periodical reports and submit to Sub-regional Coordinator

Qualifications: Master degree in agriculture/livestock/fisheries and/or related subjects together with climate change capacity development, mainstreaming and programming expertise. Master’s degree with experience of policy support, mainstreaming and preparation of climate change programme proposals will be an advantage.

Duty Station: Grenada,

Duration: 18 months.

Kindly send an Expression of Interest and relevant CV to [email protected] no later than 4.00 pm Eastern Caribbean Time February 23, 2018

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