Job Oportunity: Social Protection and Climate Finance Specialist (5 days left to apply)

Job Oportunity: Social Protection and Climate Finance Specialist (5 days left to apply)

Closure Date

: 16/May/2023, 4:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: ESP

Job Type

: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location

: Various Locations-Various Locations
Duration: Up to 11 months

ESP in Rome is looking for a specialist to help link investments in social protection with climate change adaptation action. Under the overall technical supervision of SOCPRO’s Team Leader (part of the ESP Division), and under the coordination of the Lead of the Thematic Area on Social protection, economic inclusion and climate change, the incumbent will:

•    Document good practices and lessons learned in including social protection within investment programmes for climate resilience and mitigation (e.g. the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund, the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF), the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF), the Adaptation Fund (AF) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) 
•    Technically review an analysis of international and national climate finance flows to social protection
•    Develop a guidance note to inform the different options for including social protection within investment programmes for climate resilience and mitigation 
•    Contribute to developing investment plans and other proposals on climate finance and social protection in partnership with county office colleagues.
•    Perform other relevant research duties under the guidance of the thematic leader and the Social Protection Team Leader


Minimum Requirements

•    University degree in social policy, international development, sustainable development, climate change, development economics or related subjects.
•    At least 12 years (for COF) or 15 years (for PSA) of professional experience for Level A, and five years for Level B in designing investment plans and/or programmes for poverty reduction and/or climate change adaptation programmes, strengthening national social protection systems.   
•    Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other official languages of the organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish or Russian). For PSA, working knowledge of English.

FAO Core Competencies

•    Results Focus
•    Teamwork
•    Communication
•    Building Effective Relationships
•    Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills  

•    Knowledge in areas of FAO’s mandate, in particular social protection;
•    Knowledge in climate change adaptation programmes and policies, in particular climate finance;
•    Strong writing, communication and presentation skills;
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to deliver outputs by agreed deadlines;
•    Ability to establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds
•    Excellent writing skills


• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
•  We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.


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