The Land and Water Division (CBL) aims at enhancing the agricultural productivity and nutrition by advancing the sustainable use of land and water resources through their improved governance, management, development and conservation. It addresses the challenges member countries face in ensuring productive and efficient use of land and water resources in order to meet present and future demands for agricultural products, while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the land and water quantity and quality. It promotes equitable access to these natural resources with a view to enhancing productivity, livelihoods and ecosystem services. It provides assistance to member nations in developing policies, programmes, best practices and tools in the fields of rainfed agriculture and irrigation and drainage, soil conservation, drought mitigation, water rights, access to natural resources, and improvement of land markets.
The post is located in CBL.
The Land and Water Officer reports to the Deputy Director, CBL, and to the Senior Land and Water Officer, the Institute Water Management team.
Coordinate, manage and implement the CBL project on "Increasing Water Productivity for Sustainable Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture Production and Improved Food Security", ensuring that the outputs and products are delivered as described in the project's result framework. In this regard, the incumbent will be responsible for the scientific and economic analytical evaluation, coordination of social and economic analysis, validation and dissemination of lessons learned from the project implementation.
Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of departmental/division programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with departmental/division objectives and FAO’s Strategic Objectives.