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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Deadline For Application: 27/11/2015
FAO-GEF PROJECT OFFICER (NATIONAL)
NATIONAL PROJECT PERSONNEL
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
PROJECT DURATION: 48 MONTHS
Overview Improving Forest and Protected Area Management in Trinidad and Tobago (GCP/TRI/003/GFF) is a full
scale project funded by the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, the European
Union and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The project's overarching objective is
to improve the sustainability of protected areas systems in Trinidad and Tobago. The Project Officer provides
operational, administrative and logistic support to the Project Coordinating Unit (PCU) and reports directly to
the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA), the team leader of the PCU.
The PCU's mandate is to achieve four key project outputs:
• Draft National legislation for establishing and managing Protected Areas (PAs)
• Systematic biodiversity monitoring and site-specific interventions to address threats to PAs
• Management plans for six new PAs
• User-fee system operating in two PAs
Project information is available for down load at: http://eppd-tt.blogspot.com/p/gef-improving-forest-and-protected areas.html
The project document is availabl at:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0l4K5zeRGEPdzVVbjZJRUgzZEO/edit?pli=1
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) the consultant will have the following responsibilities and functions.
1. Assist with the provision of technical support to all four components of the project including support to the officers
of the Project Coordination Unit (PCU),'Project Steering Committee, the Technical Advisory Group and the Pilot
Protected Area Subcommittees.
2. Lead on the development of sustainable livelihoods of stakeholders that earn a living from natural resources within
the pilot PAs with a particular emphasis on the development of small businesses from non-timber products and ecotourism.
3. Assist with the preparation of all the necessary periodic administrative and financial monitoring reports inclusive of
project's work plans, financial status, budget proposals, and expenditure priorities.
4. Assist with facilitation of participatory planning processes and analysis, documentation and dissemination of findings.
5. Assist with project communication and visibility as directed by the CTA.
6. Support the CTA with project document control and distribution by maintaining logs of updated project documentation,
meeting minutes and compilation and dissemination of reference material to committees in appropriate format.
7. General project administration duties such as the filing, copying, cataloguing, retrieval and dissemination of
correspondence and other documentation.
8. Assist in the event management inclusive of request for estimates for goods and services, drafting of relevant cor
respondence, selection of venues and travel arrangements of attendees.
9. Other tasks as needed for the project implementation.
• Education: Diploma or certifications in administration, business or project management; -
• Experience: At least 5 years of professional experience in logistics and support to full sized projects;
• Languages: Fluent in English with strong writing and presentation skills;
• Other skills: ability to work independently in multidisciplinary teams; report writing and budget management; and pro-
ficiency in Microsoft Office suite and
competency in common database and web applications.
• Knowledge of biodiversity conservation management issues in Trinidad and Tobago;
Desirable not mandatory:
• A first degree in management or social science would be an asset
• Experience with GEF project implementation, or other internationally funded projects
• Experience with FAO or other UN institutions systems and procedures;
Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
To Apply: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to Applicants httg://fao.org/alc/u/guidelines
Applicants are requested to complete their professional profile form in the following link
http://www.fao.org/empIoyment/irecruitment-access/en/ (DO NOT SEND CVs)
and send a scanned copy together with a cover letter indicating interest and availability to:
Send your application to:
VA GEF - "Consultant, GCP/TRI/003/GFF" Project Officer (National) FAO,
Trinidad and Tobago 134-138 FREDERICK Street, Port of Spain,
Trinidad and Tobago E-mail: FAO-TT@ FAO.ORG
MOSCOW---Russia could be back on the path to
reinstatement for next year s Olympic track and
field competition after reaching an agreement with
the IOC on anti-doping reforms.
A day after the IAAF voted to provisionally suspend
Russia over its doping scandal, the International
Olympic Committee produced a road map yesterday
that it said should bring Russia s track and field
athletes back into the fold in time for the games in
Rio de Janeiro in August.
"We are confident that the initiatives being pro-
posed by the ROC, with the responsible international
organisations, WADA and the IAAF, will ensure
compliance as soon as possible in order to provide
participation of the clean Russian athletes at the
Olympic Games," IOC President Thomas Bach said
in a statement.
Bach gave his backing to Russian Olympic Com-
mittee head Alexander Zhukov, who has been
appointed to oversee reforms of Russia s athletics
federation, anti-doping agency and national drug
test lab, all of which were implicated in a damning
report issued Monday by an independent World
Anti-Doping Agency panel. The ROC "will coordinate
all efforts in Russia to address the issues mentioned"
in the WADA report, the IOC said, adding that all
athletes, coaches and officials who are accused of
involvement in doping must be punished. All doped
athletes will be sanctioned...All clean athletes will
be protected," the statement said.
The agreement between Bach and Zhukov follows
a meeting between the two in Switzerland on Thurs-
day, part of an intense lobbying effort by top Russian
officials ever since the WADA panel s report accused
the country of running a vast state-sponsored doping
"The Russian Olympic Committee is determined
that the clean athletes should compete in the Olympic
Games in Rio de Janeiro," Zhukov said in the IOC
statement. "Anyone found guilty of using illegal
drugs or anyone who facilitated or was complicit in
their use must be punished."
Zhukov, who is also a senior Russian political
figure and ally of President Vladimir Putin, said on
the ROC website that he was "convinced that the
ROC s actions in this area will find support from
the IOC, WADA and the IAAF leadership."
After many Russian officials initially dismissed
the WADA report as a politically motivated smear,
Russia has become increasingly willing to offer
reforms and admit past mistakes on doping, even
as they continue to dispute key WADA claims, such
as that the Russian security services infiltrated anti-
Also yesterday, the Russian Sports Ministry
announced an imminent clear-out of the leadership
at the athletics federation. The ministry promised
"extensive changes" over the next three months at
the federation, whose officials and coaches were
accused in the WADA report of supplying top athletes
with drugs and helping to conceal failed doping
"Extraordinary elections will be held and the per-
sonnel in the managing bodies and coaching staff
will be significantly renewed, and control of the
national teams will be increased," the ministry said
on its website.
Mutko is due to host a meeting of the federation s
ruling council Sunday at his ministry building in
Moscow. Among those on the way out of the fed-
eration is acting president Vadim Zelichenok, a vet-
eran athletics official whose career dates back to
the Soviet Union, and who was criticised in the
WADA report for obstructing investigators. He told
Russian agency R-Sport yesterday that he did not
plan to run in the new elections. (AP)
reform in time
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