National Shelterbelt and Forestry Expert.

Vacancy Number: UN22/02452

Location:Chisinau, Moldova
Application Deadline: 22 May 2022, 23:00 (GMT+2:00)
Type of Contract:N/A
Reference to the project: Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations
Expected Duration of Assignment:80 days
Supporting Documents:
VA National Shelterbelt and Forestry Expert


Organizational Setting

FAO in partnership with the Government of Moldova is implementing the project “Enabling a policy environment for integrated natural resources management and implementation of an integrated approach to achieve land degradation neutrality in Moldova”.  The main project objective is to support and scale up the introduction of innovative climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices, and sustainable forest and land management to achieve land degradation neutrality.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will work under overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Moldova, technical supervision of LTO of the project and the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator in close collaboration with the national counterparts and stakeholders, and implementing partners.

Technical Focus

Technical support in implementation of effective shelterbelt management, forestry and agroforestry at policy and field levels.

Tasks and responsibilities 

  • Prepare a concept and plan for the plantation of shelterbelts in the pilot area, including: cost-effectiveness, approach to plantation process, identification and preparation for legal aspects, preparation of technical specifications, identification of potential locations, launching and collecting expression of interest in pilot area, procurement-related aspects and sustainability measures;
  • Provision of support and backstopping for the international forestry consultant in conducting the evaluation of the economic model of the Moldsilva Agency’s regional offices (silvic enterprises);
  • Support to elaboration and refinement of approaches to implementation of projects forestry -related activities;
  • Provide support to the implementation of forestry-related targeted activities under various project outputs;
  • Support quality monitoring of service provision under forestry, agro-forestry and shelterbelt rehabilitation contracts, including collaboration with Moldsilva Agency/ICAS;
  • Support the project’s policy expert in mapping of policies and elaboration of recommendations related to the domains of forestry, shelterbelt management and ownership;
  • Provide support in identification and procurement of items to improve service provision of Moldsilva Orhei Nursery;
  • Provide other support to the project in terms of forestry and shelterbelt as required over the course of the contract period;
  • Collaborate with other project experts to collect lessons learned and support dissemination.
  • Contribute to project reports and other technical deliverables, as required.


To apply, please send your CV with all relevant details to by 22 May 2022, inclusive. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.