2 Positions at FAO Rwanda: (Deadline 23, 30 January 2021)

2 Positions at FAO Rwanda: (Deadline 23, 30 January 2021)

2 Positions at FAO Rwanda: (Deadline 23, 30 January 2021)

National Sociologist/Anthropologist at FAO Rwanda: (Deadline 30 January 2021)

Post Number: N/A

Organizational Setting

The project “Knowing Water Better: Towards fairer and more sustainable access to natural resources for greater food security (Knowat)” aims to strengthen water governance processes in three countries – Senegal, Sri Lanka and Rwanda – so that they are better prepared to ensure food security and adapt to climate change, and for managing increased competition for water resources in a more equitable and sustainable manner The practical importance of law in connection with water tenure, whether formal or customary, will tend to increase with water scarcity and increased competition for water. For this, the project promotes an integrated approach to arrive at a comprehensive methodology for the assessment of water tenure that takes into account not only the biophysical aspects, but also the policy, legal, economic and socio-cultural aspects link to water use.

The sociological/anthropological component of this project requires to conduct in depth research (literature review and field research) to contribute to the water use and water users’ assessment and the assessment of the governance of water tenure. The sociological/anthropological component of the preliminary and scoping phases of the implementation of the guide “Methodology for the assessment of water tenure” will result in a description of the main water uses in the assessment area, the identification of water governance arrangements and rules related to water tenure in the assessment area and conduct a  field research is conducted to identify water users, the source of the water they use and the relations with the authorities (customary or governmental) that have a say regarding those uses.

Reporting Lines

She or he will be working under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Rwanda and direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative/Programme and with technical supervision by the KnoWat National Project coordinator. The Lead Technical Officer at FAO Head Quarters and KnoWat global Project Coordinator will also provide technical support in the whole process.

Technical Focus

  • Updated justification of the assessment and research area
  • Completion of concrete activities and steps under activity 2.2 “Preliminary water use and water user’s assessment” of the implementation plan
  • Completion of concrete activities and steps under activity 2.3 “Preliminary assessment of the governance of water tenure” of the implementation plan
  • Completion of concrete activities and steps under activity 2.4 “Preliminary field research” of the implementation plan
  • Regular activity reports and executive summary of the main findings

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Knowat project Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and the National Knowat Project Coordinator, under the overall technical supervision of the project team and in consultation with national authorities and local actors, and in close collaboration with the national legal specialist will, the National Sociologist/anthropologist will:

1. In collaboration with the project coordinator and the project team, provide technical backstopping to finalize the selection of the assessment area and the research area for the field research.

2. In collaboration with the legal national specialist, he/she will contribute to the preliminary water use and water users’ assessment in the assessment area (activity 2.2 of the preparatory research). More specifically he/she will identify the uses and users of water recognized by custom, religion, family status, etc. by conducting a desk review to identify the uses of water in the research area (even if not recognized/protected by the formal legal framework) and if possible identify the users rights and responsibilities related to each use. (See implementation plan for the recommended steps).

3. In collaboration with the legal national specialist and water accounting expert he/she will contribute to the preliminary field research of water tenure in the research area (activity 2.3 of the preparatory research). More specifically he/she will identify and describe policy framework in the country that related to water, identify the agencies in charge of water tenure legislation, and their respective roles and responsibilities and identify what hydrological information exists, for both surface and groundwater. (See implementation plan for the recommended steps).

  1. In collaboration with the legal national specialist conduct field research in the identify research area he/she will identify water users at local level, identification of local authorities (traditional, in the family, public ), identify the uses and user of water and if they are or not recognized by the legal framework, identify water uses and water resources that are dependent of the land, and finally identify challenges regarding water tenure arrangements in the assessment area, including actual or potential conflicts. (See implementation plan for the recommended steps).
  2.  Prepare regular activity reports and executive summary of the main findings under items 1-3 for the international governance consultant and the project team;
  3. Prepare short reports of meetings and workshops organize under items 1-3 with main points discussed, conclusions and action points for review by the international governance consultant and the project team;
  4. Ensure synergies and links with the overall of the components of the Water tenure assessment guide;
  5. Participate to team meetings, validation workshops and other related activities;

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • A university degree in sociology or anthropology, with focus on environmental, natural resources management, development or agriculture in Rwanda and a minimum of three to five years of experience in related fields.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in conducting field research using qualitative research methods with a socio-cultural perspective.
  • National of Rwanda 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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Flexibility and tact to work with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet agreed dates.
  • Knowledge of the operation and procedures in epidemiological surveys.
  • Familiarity with water management and water uses, governance of natural resources, applicable to food security and nutrition are considered an asset.
  • Excellent drafting skills in English.
  • Problem solving and analytical thinking skills

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

If you need help please contact: [email protected]

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Agricultural Policy Advisor at FAO Rwanda: (Deadline 23 January 2021)

Post Number: N/A

  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
  • People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational setting

 

The tasks envisaged for this consultancy will be carried out under the Monitoring and Analyzing Food and Agricultural Policies Programme (MAFAP, see also http://www.fao.org/in-action/mafap). MAFAP seeks to establish country owned and sustainable systems to monitor, analyse, and reform food and agricultural policies to enable more effective, efficient and inclusive policy frameworks in 14 developing and emerging economies. MAFAP works with government institutions, research organizations and other partners to create sustainable policy monitoring systems and carry out a consistent set of policy and public expenditure analyses across a wide range of agricultural value chains. MAFAP analyses are used to inform targeted food and agricultural policy reforms that will result in a more conducive environment for the transformation towards more sustainable agriculture and food systems. As such, MAFAP supports FAO’s strategic objectives, in particular the one that enables inclusive and efficient agricultural and food systems and helping eliminate poverty, hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition.

 

Reporting Lines

 

The Agricultural Policy Advisor will be working under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Rwanda and overall supervision of the Manager of the Monitoring and Analysing Food and Agricultural Policies (MAFAP) programme in FAO Headquarters, and with technical backstopping from the MAFAP Focal Point for Rwanda.

 

Technical Focus

 

The consultant will support economic and policy analysis of a range of technical issues in Rwanda. In particular, FAO is looking for  candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas of expertise:

 

  • Public expenditure analysis / public financial management
  • Economic analysis of food systems
  • Food security and nutrition policy
  • Agricultural prices and/or markets
  • Trade policy
  • Agricultural development strategies/investment plans
  • Political economy of food and agricultural policy
  • Value chains and commodity markets
  • Agribusiness Policy/strategy development embracing public private partnerships

 

 

She/he will work in close coordination with the other members of the MAFAP team.  She/he will be familiar with analytical methods and tools used for policy evaluation and ex-ante policy impact analysis with a focus on the food and agricultural sectors. She/he will be familiar with policy advice efforts, preferably on agricultural and/or food security policy issues. Candidates with a combination of quantitative and qualitative skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Tasks and responsibilities

 

  • Provide technical and policy advice to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) on analysis of specific issues related to food and agricultural policies, assess policy reform opportunities and articulate policy reform options;
  • Contribute to the development of technical products to support evidence-based policy reform processes with a focus on inputs, trade, markets, price policies and/or investment priorities in the framework of the ongoing fourth Strategic Plan for Agricultural  Transformation (PSTA4 2018-2024);
  • Conduct analytical studies on specific food and agricultural policy issues, including (i) input, market, trade and price policies that influence value chain performances, (ii) value chain and commodity market analysis, (iii) price, price stabilisation, and stock policies, (iv) policy prioritization and (v) other emerging issues;
  • Contribute to the drafting of actionable and high-quality policy recommendations, technical reports and policy briefs;
  • Ensure well coordination of field activities and data collection as well supporting the reporting of the policy review initiatives MINAGRI is undertaking with support of MAFAP Programme;
  • Participate in, organize or facilitate high-level policy meetings, roundtables or other events related to food and agricultural policy reform.

 

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

 

 

Minimum Requirements

 

  • Advanced university degree in economics, agricultural economics, development economics, public policy or any related field
  • At least five years of relevant proven experience (more seniority is desirable)
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French

 

FAO Core Competencies

 

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

 

Technical/Functional Skills

 

  • Work experience on topics related to the food and agricultural sector, such as trade and price policies that influence value chain performances, market policies and public expenditures;
  • Knowledge of current political economic conditions in Rwanda, and ability to analyse the policy context at country level building on political economy tools;
  • Experience in communicating with government officials on key policy issues affecting agriculture and food security and ability to present key results in concise and effective manner
  • Familiarity with providing policy advice to governments
  • Familiarity with public projects and programmes design, implementation support and evaluation activities

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

If you need help please contact: [email protected]

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND APPLY

 

 

 






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