National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Expert, Home Based

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

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021


National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Expert

Job Posting: 10/Mar/2021

Closure Date: 24/Mar/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : FRURT

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Home-Based

Duration : 30 Days

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.

Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is seeking to recruit an expert to support the process of developing a funding project proposal.

Reporting Lines

The National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Expert will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative in Tanzania and the technical supervision of FAO Lead Technical Officer, and guidance from Project Task Force . The Consultant will also work in close collaboration with the Project Design Expert (PDE) who will oversee the overall project development.

Technical Focus

National Climate Vulnerability Assessment Expert will conduct climate trends and modelling, Climate Change Impacts and vulnerability assessment, and contribute to the overall project development. The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the supporting team of other consultants responsible for the overall technical quality of the project in respect to the GEF-LDCF criteria.

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks to be carried out by the Consultant will include, but not limited to, the following:

Address the general vulnerability context i.e. main contextual factors besides of climate challenges but contributes to enhance the worse situation;
Collect baseline information and indicators, including an initial climate-vulnerability assessment for relevant value chain(s) and indicative rural households;
Review and collection of all available climate data (historical and future projections for mid-21st century ) in targeted areas;
Analysis of historical climate data sets (ideally 30+ years) for climatological averages and trends in extreme climate indices and agro-climatic indices (e.g. maximum length of consecutive dry/wet spell; rainfall seasonality; maximum daily temperature) in targeted areas;
Analysis of projections for trends in extreme climate indices and agro climatic indices in targeted areas;
Undertake socio-economic and ecological assessment (i.e. analysis with land-use, population, socio-economic datasets);
Produce a climate impact assessment based on collected data on projected impacts of climate change on the targeted Districts (and in particular production of NTFPs and Horticulture), combined with the socio-economic and ecological assessment;
Assess status of climate service information in the targeted areas/and regions and develop some recommendations;
Assess needs for improving access, production and capacities for basic agrometeorological services to support resilient NTFPs and Horticulture production in the target areas; and

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

Advanced university degree in Agriculture, Climate Change, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Science, and/or Physical Geography

Working knowledge of English and Swahili

At least 10 years of working experience mechanisms

National of Tanzania or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

Tags climate change continuous improvement green climate fund impact assessment knowledge sharing natural resources physical geography swahili transparency value chain

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Experience designing multilateral/bilateral projects, such as for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Green Climate Fund (GCF), Adaptation Fund, and others;
Multi-sectoral knowledge on Policy and institutional framework with respect to climate change aspects

Solid analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to think creatively

Excellent drafting skills and capacity to synthesize of funding proposals

Experience or knowledge of UN systems is an added advantage.

Past work experience in development of climate change projects in Tanzania, or in Africa

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


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

Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:

Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.

Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.

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