Background & Description

This position is located in FAO Pakistan, based in Karachi with travel to Tharparkar and Umerkot, Sindh. The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist the government to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide technical inputs to carrying capacity of rangeland, per hectare plantation density and soil organic matter assessment, including design of methodology, data collection tools, training of field staff in assessment methodology, and data analysis;
  • Obtain additional statistical data on socio-economic, climate and hydrological aspects to complement the assessment;
  • Coordination and communication with government counterparts, stakeholders as well as FAO project staff;
  • Provide technical inputs to the project baseline assessment to gather and analyze environmental challenges affecting natural resources and food security in the project districts;
  • Work on integrated SAP and NRM practices and the community small works based on a cost-share basis;
  • Build the technical capacity of the field staff in context-specific natural resource management strategies;
  • Provide technical inputs and advice to the project staff in designing a training program for project beneficiaries on natural resource management.
Requirements and Skills
  • Minimum Requirements: University post-graduate qualification in natural resource management, agricultural science, soil and water resource management.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years progressively responsible experience in analysis of natural resources challenges; development of natural resources management strategies.
  • Working knowledge of the English language and the ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams is essential.
  • Working knowledge (Level C) of English, Urdu, Sindhi and other languages used in Sindh is essential.
  • National of Pakistan.
How to Apply

Use this URL:

https://jobs.fao.org/careersection/fao_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=2100122&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=

About Organization

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. 

Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.