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4157 GEF FAO Forest & Agroforest Specialist 21 Sept - 13 Oct 2017

Vacant Consultancy

FAO in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga is currently implementing the GEF 5 Project, “Integrated Land and Agro-ecosystem Management Systems (ILAMS) for Tonga” under the Pacific Ridge to Reef Program and is inviting applications for the following vacancy consultancy post with FAO Office in Tongatapu.

Post Title




Forest & Agroforest Management Specialist

The Specific responsibilities include:

  • Technical support to the implementation of key activities under the Management Plan for the Forests and Tree Resources of Tonga, 2017, identified as prioritized for implementation under ILAMS;
  • Provide technical inputs into the development of training and extension modules and materials, and into the realization of demonstrations and farmer field schools training sessions related to forestry and agroforestry-related issues;
  • Technical inputs into the identification of priority forest and mangrove areas for rehabilitation and management in the Management Plan for the Forests and Tree Resources of Tonga, 2017;
  • Support the development of operational plans for priority areas and oversight of forest rehabilitation activities;
  • Support to and systematization of participatory diagnostics of needs for improving tree management, characterizations of farmers’ needs for trees and their products, analyses of current difficulties in satisfying these needs, and their causes, participatory inventories of existing tree species and their propagation requirements, and participatory review of needs for tree seed and planting materials;
  • Advisory support to design/improvement of systems for supply of tree seed and planting materials;
  • Advisory support to the planning and management of island nurseries, including organizational and technical aspects and provisions for sustainability.
  • Education: University degree from a recognized university in forestry conservation and management, agroforestry, or similar qualification relevant to these ToRs;
  • Experience: At least four years’ experience in agriculture and forestry management and conservation activities;
  • Fluency in English;
  • Good inter-personal, negotiation and teamwork skills;
  • Good computer skills, including ability to draft reports in MS Word;
  • Previous working experience in developing countries would be an advantage;
  • Able to work within a multidisciplinary team;
  • A valid driver’s license accompanied by a willingness and ability to travel.

12 months contract with possible extension.

Contracts will be issued in accordance with FAO rules and regulations.  Remuneration rate will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and level of experience. Applications will close on 13th October 2017.

For the detailed terms of reference and any further information, please contact +676 24522 or email Marilyn [dot] Maka [at] fao [dot] org.

Persons who meet the above requirements can forward their electronic applications together with a Cover letter and CV to:

Mr. Paumolevuka Likiliki
Assistant FAO Representative for Tonga
UN Joint Presence Office, Royco Building
Nukualofa, Tonga
Mobile: +676 8453428
Office:  +676 24522
Email: Pau [dot] Likiliki [at] fao [dot] org