Job Description: 1902562
Consultant for Institutional Capacity Building of the Forest Sector
Closure Date: 01/Nov/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRMOZ
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Mozambique-Maputo
Duration: 45 WAE
Post Number: N/A
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Mozambique’s forest and wildlife resources are threatened by deforestation, forest degradation and forest fires, mainly caused by shifting cultivation, illegal logging, poaching, and uncontrolled firewood and charcoal production. As a means to address such challenges, the Government of Mozambique has expressed a significant level of commitment and ambition to promote sustainable forest management, reduce deforestation and increase forest cover, while contributing to biodiversity conservation. Mozambique’s Forest Investment Plan (MOZFIP) provides a framework for channelling international support to the country’s commitment for forest sector reform and transformational change, through national-level activities to improve the enabling environment towards the aim of reduced deforestation and on-the-ground investments in two targeted landscapes (the Cabo Delgado and Zambézia provinces).
The project focuses on five (5) components, namely: (i) Forestry sector 20-year vision, strategy and action plan transparently and participatory developed and underpinned by a revised institutional and policy framework; (ii) Transparency, accountability, equity and overall sustainability of forest production is ensured through revision of forest concessions institutional framework; (iii) National forest sector planning and management are enhanced based on relevant and accurate information and data available through a Forest Information System; (iv) National Directorate of Forest (DINAF) staff and other stakeholders are empowered and have the knowledge, skills and capacity to manage the national forest endowment based on best forest management principles and; (v) Project Monitoring and dissemination of results.
FAO is the lead United Nations (UN) agency for agriculture, forestry, natural resources management and rural development. In Mozambique, FAO has a long history of working for the development of the forest sector including assisting with the development of the first national forest inventory in 1980. The Government of Mozambique and the World Bank have acknowledged FAO’s extensive experience in carrying out forestry activities both at the national and international level and confirmed FAO’s support for technical assistance in MOZFIP activities.
The fourth component of the MOZFIP project assist DINAF by the development of institutional capacities. The forest sector is suffering institutional fragmentation of relevant mandates, which contributes to its administrative weakens, as well as financial disintegration with negative consequence for the national forest heritage and the populations that live in rural environment. On the basis of results from a conducted gap analysis of partner institutions a proposal was elaborated for a plan for institutional capacities development. In compliance with the plan first training modules are being prepared under the term Training, Development and Education (TD&E). The first module to be applied covers priority areas:
Sustainable Forestry management
Enforcement and appliance of forest law
This work aims to develop and execute the first module of TD&E in cooperation with the National Directorate of forests in attendance to the provincial services of forest and wildlife, as well as other actors to increase the specific competence necessary for the next licensing period for the exploitation of forest resources under the scheme of concessions and simple licences.
The consultant will work in close collaboration with other national consultants involved in the development of the Forest Information system (FIS), Under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and/or Budget Holder (BH) and in close collaboration with the National Directorate of Forest under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development (DINAF) and FAO Forestry Department. The consultant will report directly to the CTA of the project.
Teaching plan for the TD&E module with the following minimum contents:
a) Evaluation of forest inventories and management plans under the focus of sustainability and climate change (methods, best practices, modernization of processes and technical and legal requirements, ecological resilience and risk mitigation);
b) Use of cartographic information in public administration of the forestry sector; Notions of strategic planning of supervisory actions and different supervisory methods relevant to the Mozambican context; Use of data for surveillance, including crossings of policies for the use of data from other sectors (development of surveillance intelligence units)- Use of cartographic information in public administration of the forestry sector;
c) Forestry legislation applied in environmental licensing of environmental conservation activities, forestry management, chain and production chain of wood and NTFP, export;
d) Application of the new tool of information technology – Forest Information System SIF – functionalities of the SIF module developed to meet the licensing processes of the exploitation of forest resources under the scheme of concessions and simple licenses; Analysis of data from the SIF (licensing module) for specific purposes of forest management (planning, monitoring and monitoring).
Tasks and responsibilities
Coordination of the preparatory step in collaboration with the team established by DINAF and FAO (other stakeholders):
Prepare an educational curriculum for the desired TD&E module;
Define the specific objectives and retribution to be achieved through the intended TD&E;
Propose and identify the target audience of the intended TD&E trainings that will bring more effectivities to the actions in favor of the development of the desired competencies (content listed above) and institutional capacities to be achieved (priority areas listed above);
Define the application form of the intended TD&E including a propose of location for execution with filed activities;
Coordinate and collaborate in the procedures of organizing the didactic material (tutorial) with case studies, applications in administrative processes of the sector, issuance of reports and technical opinions, forest expertise and actions that integrate minimum contents mentioned above;
Predict and define the methods for the processes and procedures of monitoring and control of the individual competencies to be developed by the participants;
Support the review of the final graphical edition of the didactic material, materials and means necessary for the execution of the intended TD&E;
Implementation phase of the TD&E measures and form of modular training blocks (seminars, practical office and field activities)
Coordinate and execute the trainings with DINAF and the team of consultants involved;
Coordinate and contribute to the final report of the implementation of the TD&E;
Supervise the implementation of the educational curriculum and its application in all modules developed;
Participate and perform specific trainings predefined in consensus with the project team and partner institutions;
Support DINAF and DPTADERs in the technical preparation and logistics of training;
Completion phase of the work:
Coordinate and contribute to the final report of the implementation of the TD measure & E;
The work will be carried out in close collaboration with the CTA of the FAO project UTF/MOZ/123/MOZ, the colleagues of the project MOZFIP and the partner institution DINAF and in conjunction with the jurists, colleagues of the IT and with the entire team of work assembled for the implementation of TD&E Modules.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced degree in Law;
Minimum 10 years of experience Natural Resources Management, Natural Resources Policy and Regulation or related areas;
Minimum 5 years’ experience on forest concessions;
Fluency in English and Portuguese;
National of Mozambique or resident in the country with a work permit.
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
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