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Junior Land Policy Consultant

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  • Post Date: August 4, 2020
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Job Overview

Closure Date: 17/Aug/2020, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: FRZIM
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
Duration: 3 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.

Organizational Setting

Through TCP/ZIM/3701, FAO Zimbabwe is committed to support the Government of Zimbabwe, in collaboration with other development partners to develop the land policy and (re) design the national land management system, based on the VGGT principles. The FAO’s technical assistance will include a multi-disciplinary team composed of FAO staff and consultants, in areas such as land tenure, land development, land valuation, land information systems, land policy statement, land regulation and land management instruments. These experts will constitute the Technical Assistance Group (TAG) led by a Senior Consultant.

Reporting Lines

The Junior Land Policy Consultant reports to the FAOR, and works under the supervision of the AFAOR-P and the LTO PSPL.

Technical Focus

The consultant will generate the following deliverables: (1) The framework for the land management system; (2) Report presenting the update of the current situation and the critical issues under each pillar, component and topic area; (3) ToRs for the TAG members; (4) Technical secretariat meeting reports; (5) Comments on TAG reports; (6) Reports of the consultative workshops; (7) Others as requested.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Work under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the AFAOR-P and Lead Convener.
  • Finalize the framework for the land management system.
  • Present an update of the current situation: what have been achieved so far by various players under the pillars and components of the land management framework; what are the critical remaining issues; who are the key players (public, private, donors, civil society) concerned by specific issues.
  • Propose a roadmap of the ‘land policy stakeholder consultation process.
  • Assist in preparing Technical meetings, the invitation letters and the reports of the meetings.
  • Assist in reviewing the reports prepared by the Technical Assistance Group (TAG).
  • Contribute to the TAG’s work in areas such as policy, regulation, land valuation, land information systems, land policy statement, land regulation, and land management instruments.
  • Supervise the design of the land management system.
  • Support the Land Department in organizing the consultation workshops.
  • Contribute to communication activities (in collaboration with the Communication Officer)


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in political sciences, agricultural economics, development economics, rural sociology, food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture (including livestock, forestry and fisheries), geography, or related field
  • 5 years of relevant experience in policy advise and analysis
  • Working knowledge of English.
  • National of Zimbabwe or resident in the country with a work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Relevance and extent of experience in policy analysis and advise relating to food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture, and rural development
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Relevant competency in policy advice and analysis, as well as regulations relating to land management

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: Careers@fao.org
  • 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.
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/


To apply, click “Apply Now” and complete your online profile. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org


Job Detail
  • Career LevelConsultant
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience5-10 Years
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