Land Commission Secretariat Consultant, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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

Country: St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Closing date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021


Land Commission Secretariat Consultant

Job Posting: 23/Feb/2021

Closure Date: 09/Mar/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : SLC

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-St Vincent

Duration : Six months

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Reporting Lines

The consultant will work under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Land Tenure and Natural Resources Officer.

Technical Focus

The project is aimed at scaling up the Pilot Land Commission Secretariat in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to a National Land Commission Secretariat to promote food and nutrition security and support sustainable management of rural lands, in particular idle and underutilized lands. The project also aims to benefit rural youth by facilitating access to land and means of production. The project will significantly contribute to increasing food production, sustainable land management and rural development in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The project will assist in the scaling up of an ongoing Pilot Land Commission Secretariat in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, as stated before, and based on this experience, a draft Land Commission Secretariat policy will be prepared for the establishment and operation of the National Land Commission Secretariat. A multistakeholder process of consultation and validation of the draft Land Commission Secretariat policy will be conducted. Also, the project will establish a Land Commission Secretariat performance monitoring system, based on the draft Land Commission Secretariat policy, and based on the review of the functioning of the Pilot Land Commission Secretariat. A series of performance indicators for the Land Commission Secretariat will be prepared to be validated by the Land Commission Secretariat governance mechanism. Finally, the project will design and implement a comprehensive training program to rural youth to develop rural entrepreneurship, as well as a comprehensive communication tool for rural youth entrepreneurs.

Tasks and responsibilities

This consultancy will support the above-described project’s implementation in coordination with the Lead Technical Officer and the National Project Coordinator. The consultant will carry out the following duties:

Provide support to the Project Steering Committee and ensure the implementation of the Work Plan and decisions relating to project activities decided by the Steering Committee. To this end, the consultant will liaise with the technicians of the different ministries and ensure delivery of the product(s) requested by the Project Steering Committee.

The consultant will be following the implementation of the Work Plan discussed monthly with the Lead Technical Officer and the National Project Coordinator.

The consultant will support the implementation of the call for applicants to the Land Commission Secretariat, and the application process.

Based on inputs provided by local stakeholders and international consultants, the consultant will support the production of the report on the Land Commission Secretariat policy proposal and monitoring and evaluation proposal, by expediting interviews or any other activity required by the international Land Management consultant.

The consultant will support the implementation of a Letter of Agreement for a training program to rural extension staff.

The consultant will provide a monthly summary report on activities.

Perform any other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in any recognized subject area (e.g. International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences). An appropriate mix of vocational training and professional experience may be an acceptable alternative.

3 years of relevant experience in project management.

Tags access to land continuous improvement entrepreneurship food and nutrition food production international relations knowledge sharing land management land tenure monitoring and evaluation natural resources nutrition security political science project management rural development social sciences sustainable land management transparency vocational training

Working knowledge of English.

National of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

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


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