Thursday, December 05, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: FAO Tenure and REDD+ Specialist
FAO is seeking a tenure expert interested in applying their expertise to REDD+. The consultancy will be based at FAO HQ in Rome with a duration of 11 months, extendable.
There is a growing demand from countries for technical assistance and capacity building in order to develop tenure systems supportive of REDD+. Improving the governance of tenure for REDD+ may for example include assessing how to gain greater tenure clarity to reduce deforestation and degradation, undertake reforms for the legal recognition of tenure rights for local communities and indigenous peoples and registering tenure rights more efficiently. Tenure reforms are usually focused on more developed land of high economic value and population density rather than forestry areas, so there is a specific need to undertake REDD+ related tenure work to prepare for REDD+.
The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security, which were officially endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security on 11 May 2012, provide the framework for FAO’s support to countries in the field of tenure and REDD+. The Guidelines promote secure tenure rights and equitable access to land, fisheries and forests as a means of eradicating hunger and poverty, supporting sustainable development and enhancing the environment.
Deadline: December 13, 2013