Food Systems, Livelihoods, and NRM Specialist

Food and Agriculture Organization

Jakarta, Indonesia

Under the overall administrative suvervision of the FAO Representative in Indonesia, direct supervision of Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), the Food Systems, Livelihood and NRM Specialist will support National PPG Coordinator and International Project Design Expert in general to provide relevant information on social situation in the proposed project sites, stakeholders mapping and engagement at national and sub-national levels, and environmental and social safeguards assessment of the proposed project.

Technical Focus

  • Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Narutal Resources Management, Social Sciences or any related field.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the social specialists, carry out an analytical characterisation of how the livestock sector interacts with other elements of livelihood, farming, food and landscape management systems in the target geographies, including review of “grey” and academic literature, consultations with experts, and as appropriate participatory analyses with landscape stakeholders and field studies, including considerations 
  • Its contribution of social, economic, nutrition and resilience benefits to livelihood systems, taking into account differences among different socioeconomic groups and genders.
  • How it relates to other elements of farming systems, for example its role in nutrient cycling, its dependence on other cropping elements as sources of feed, and how it fits into rotational cropping/grazing systems
  • Its role and importance at community and landscape levels, for example how it relates to common pool resources (e.g. grazing on common land) and how this is provided for in community and landscape governance mechanisms, its direct and indirect importance to the local economy, and its implications for ecosystem goods and services and access to them by people of different socioeconomic groups and genders. 
  • On the basis of discussions with the environmental specialist(s), participatory inputs from local stakeholders, and (supported as needed by the GCP) external knowledge inputs, recommend management options for farming, food and landscape systems that optimize global environmental benefits and food system sustainability, while at the same time meeting the needs of local stakeholder in terms of income generation, food security, resilience, compatibility with social and cultural norms, and equity (including gender). 
  • In discussion with other PPG team members, define and generate baseline and target values for SMART indicators for use in the project results framework and M&E system, related to NRM systems.

Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following

Minimum Requirements  

  • University degree in animal husbandry, agriculture, natural resources management, social sciences or any related field.
  • At least 10 years food systems analysis, NRM management especially in Indonesia.
  • Working knowledge of English and of the national language. 
  • A National of Indonesia or resident in the country with a valid work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results focus and analytical findings.
  • Transformative approach.
  • Social inclusion and gender equity.
  • Teamwork and knowledge sharing.
  • Well-structured writing and reporting.

Technical/Functional Skills 

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity. 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Building and promoting effective teams, including working in teams and equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. 
  • Communication skills to exchange information, and key ideas in a manner that engages the audience and helps others to understand and retain messages on food systems transformation.
  • Knowledge of and experience in supporting programmes of Government and FAO development projects dealing with food systems and environmental issues will be highly desirable. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.Good inter-personal communication skills. 
  • Familiar with Government and FAO procedures would be desirable