FAO Fire Officer

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Wildland and Forest Fire Management Officer



On 3 June 2005 the FAO has released the Professional Vacancy Announcement 1414-FOR Forestry Officer, Wildland And Forest Fire Management. Under the overall guidance of Director, Forest Resources Division, and the direct supervision of Chief, Forest Resources Development Service, will support development and implementation of fire management practices. Specifically to:

  • assist in planning, administrating and implementing FAO’s normative functions in forest fire management, including awareness, preparedness, prevention, detection, suppression, monitoring and rehabilitation, and provide technical guidance for FAO’s activities in this field;

  • develop joint activities to raise the awareness and knowledge about relationships between agricultural practices and wildland and forest fire management;

  • work closely with the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, member countries, and other international and regional partners to enhance international collaboration and networking related to forest fire management;

  • coordinate the development of guidelines and best practices for forest fire management; with special emphasis on community based fire management;

  • assist planning and organising of, and participate in, international meetings, seminars and workshops in matters related to forest fire management;

  • provide support and technical backstopping to field projects and to member countries and institutions related to forest fire management;

  • coordinate reporting on forest fire within the framework of the global Forest Resources Assessment process;

  • supervise the electronic publishing of forest fire management information on the FAO website;

  • as required provide guidance and supervision of project staff and consultants for overall coordination of activities;

  • serve as FAO focal point for collaboration with other divisions and departments on wildland and forest fire management issues, in particular cross-sectoral aspects;

  • perform other related duties as required.

Deadline for application is 29 July 2005. The full text of VAR 1414-FOR is available in English, French and Spanish



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