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National Fire Monitoring Expert

Title: National Fire Monitoring Expert
Division/Department: FAO Sudan
Duration: STARTING DATE: 15 JULY 201L END DATE: 31 AUGUST 2019 (100 DAYS ON WHEN ACTUALLY EMPLOYED)
Contract Type: National Consultant / PSA
Duty Station: KHARTOUM (SUDAN)  TRAVELS IN THE COUNTRY IF REQUESTED

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Background:

Sudan is currently implementing its R-PP with the support & the World Bank through the Forest Carbon Facility. There are several REDD+ initiatives In the Sudan that are supported by development partners In this context, FAO Is, together with the Forests National Corporation (FNC), implementing the project “Design of a MRV System in the Sudan In the Framework of REDD+ Readiness” (UTF/SUD/079/SUD) which is being financed by the World Bank As part of this programme. the county Is in the process of implementing a full-fledged National Forest Inventory inducing the use of Remote Sensing applications. Part ci this programme Is the development of a road-map for the development of a National Forest Monitoring System.

Two critical elements of the National REDD+ Programme are Forest Reference Levels and a National Forest Monitoring System as well as an Integrated programme to estimate and prepare projections of GHG emissions from forestry and agriculture sectors. Activities under this project component must be developed and implemented to be consistent with a number of key principles that comply with Sudan’s legal and customary systems and with decisions from the Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). One key-element of a future NFMS will be a fire-monitoring function and strategy. While the Sudan has already an existing fire monitoring system, this system should be updated and national experts be trained in available and advanced technologies and algorithms necessary for the improvement of this system.

Approaches to fire management should place greater emphasis on addressing underlying causes and seek kng-tenn, sustine

kitions. A framework for fire management that assists In systematic assessing, “planning and managing for fires has evolved over time and considers:

1. RESEARCH - Analysis of the fire issue and identification of options for positive change;

2. RISK REDUCTION - Prevention - focusing resources on the underlying causes of fires;

3. READINESS - Preparing to fight fires;

4. RESPONSE - Ensuring appropriate responses to unwanted damaging fires; and

5. RECOVERY - Community welfare, Repairing infrastructure and Restoration of lire-damaged landscapes.

The Consultant will be based in Khartoum for the overall duration of the assignment with short-term missions in the country (lf required/necessary). His/her main task will be to support the development of a national fire-monitoring system to be integrated into the NFMS. It should specificity become part of, and compliant with, the Green House Gas Inventory. Throughout his/her assignment, the consultant will receive technical backstopping and guidance from FAO HQ (FOA).

Tasks

Under the overall supervision of FAO Representative in Sudan and direct supervision of the Deputy FAO Representative and the joint technical guidance of the chief Technical advisor REDD+ and Lead Technical Officers at FAO HQ and Regional Offices, in close collaboration with other stakeholders, the Fire Monitoring expert will be in charge of the following activities:

·         Identify and assess existing fire monitoring, recording and reporting and (historic) best practices in the Sudan. This assessment shall contribute to better understand the characteristics of fire In the Sudan (history, causes, trends and drivers).

·         Conduct institutional mapping of stakeholders mandated with fire-monitoring On federal, state and local levels (inducing research Institutions); conduct a capacity and training needs assessment

·         Analyze the existing free geospatial fire products (MODIS, burnt areas) and Its use for the county situation ci Sudan. An initial review of some products will be done and a report produced encompassing Remote Sensing fire products and their suitability for tire management needs and national reporting.

·         Update of the system (Introduction of new detection algorithms, test and operationalization). In order to achieve this, the system performance requirements will need to be set down in terms of fire recording, reporting and input to the Green House Gas Inventory so the data sets, algorithms and reporting can be selected or developed to meet Sudan’s needs.

·         Advise on it equipment and software required at federal and state les; train staff In Its use and application.

·         Develop of a fire risk/vulnerability map. This activity will require a review to identify the factors and contributions to risks as they are known (fire history, fire ignitions, fire impacts and natural and built assets).

·         Assess the option & a development & a community based fire management approach as one element & fire management in Sudan.

·         Work at federal, state and local level to raise awareness, identify or develop alternatives to fire use and bring fire use under sound management.

·         Support capacity building measures (including capacity and training needs assessment) to empower the Institutions in charge of the fire monitoring and introduction of a standardized methodological approach for monitoring on national and sub-national.

·         Prepare draft fire management strategy and action plan. This activity will aim to design the fire management strategy and action plan that will be based on existing models and best practices. Existing systems if any and functional, will be integrated and upgraded that will include early alert system for fire monitoring. This shall Include (but not be limited to) an assessment in-country approaches and action plans, and entail recommendations to clarify the mandate of the various stakeholders and streamline decision - making.

·         Facilitate national endorsement of the strategy.

·         Facilitate the work of a core working group on fire involving the various stakeholders.

·         Ensure coordination with FAO Technical Advisor to REDD+ Secretariat and other key MRV/NFMS REDD+ related activities/donors in the country.

·         Perform other duties as required.


Expected Outputs:

 

·         Assessment report of existing fire-management plans (including community Level)

·         Assessment of fire characteristics Including drivers of fire

·         Institutional mapping and a capacity and training needs assessment report

·         TOR of core working group on fire management and monitoring (Minutes of Meeting of working group)

·         Awareness raising and communication package (together with the FAO Communication Expert)

·         Outline of a fire monitoring strategy


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENT


Education: Academic background in natural resource management remote-sensing and forestry, Five years of relevant experience in the field of forest fire monitoring and management.

·         Understanding of REDD+ and previous work experience in tie field of MRV and climate change Issues and GHG Inventories;

·         Demonstrated experience in capacity building and advising of developing country governments on forestry/environment Issues;

·         Experience In project implementation, coordination, planning, monitoring and reporting in forestry, preferably in developing countries;

·         Demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision and to take initiatives.

·         knowledge of Sudan’s REذD+ context and institutions is an advantage;

·         Excellent command of written and spoken English.


TO APPLY:


Download FAO Personal History Form from: www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Employment/docs/Personal_History_Form.doc 
Submit the completed FAO Personal History form and copies of supporting documents in a sealed envelope dearly indicating the vacancy number and the duty station to:
FAO Representation Office
Attention Human Resources Unit
Osman Digna Street (near Central Bank of Sudan, Khartoum Branch)
Khartoum, Sudan
Or send your application by email to: SD-Recruitment@fao.org (Attachments are not to exceed
3MB)
Applicant should clearly. Quote the vacancy Nuremberg and the duty station in the subject title
This vacancy is open to Sudanese national male and female candidates Applications from qualified women candidates are encouraged.
FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT 

Deadline for application: 2018/7/5








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