Irrigation Engineer, Rome, Italy

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Friday, 26 July 2019

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 1901724

Irrigation Engineer

Job Posting : 12/Jul/2019

Closure Date : 26/Jul/2019, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CBL

Job Type : Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location : Italy-Rome

Duration : Up to 6 months

Post Number : N/A

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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 d epending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

FAO works to promote coherent approaches to sustainable land and water management and the Organization’s engagement in land and water is relevant to several dimensions of sustainable development, such as the governance and management of food production systems; the provision of essential ecosystem services; food security; human health; biodiversity conservation; and the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.

In line with such efforts, the Land and Water Division CBL) aims at enhancing the agricultural productivity and advancing the sustainable use of land and water resources through their improved tenure, management, development and conservation. It addresses the challenges member countries face in ensuring productive and efficient use of land and water resources in order to meet present and future demands for agricultural products, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the land and water quantity and quality.

The purpose of this call is to provide FAO’s CBL Division and the Water Resources Governance/Management Team with a list of qualified candidates for a specific profile to support the division’s projects portfolio in:

Irrigation management and development

Irrigation technologies and modernization

Scheme water design, monitoring and evaluation

Transfer of knowledge on irrigation technologies and adaptation to local conditions

Contracts will be based in FAO HQs with required travel for field missions, where relevant.