Agente de Atendimento Local Floresta+ (Rondônia)
Application deadline 7 months ago: Wednesday 2 Feb 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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Brazil received funds from the Green Climate Fund for the project “Payments for REDD+ results for results achieved by Brazil in the Amazon biome in 2014 and 2015”. Results-based payments received by Brazil from the GCF will contribute to the implementation of actions in the forest sector of Brazil’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and the overall objective of Brazil’s National Strategy for REDD+ (ENREDD+). This project has two main results:
1) Development of a pilot project on Payment for Environmental Services for the Conservation and Recovery of Native Vegetation (Forest+ Amazon Project); and 2) Strengthening of the implementation of ENREDD+ in Brazil, through improvements in its structure and governance systems.
The CAR analysis and validation process demands a great effort on the part of the competent state agencies. To assist them in this process, the Support Plan for the states of the Legal Amazon was established for the implementation of the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project. This plan provides for communication and engagement actions with landowners and holders of rural properties, strengthening of CAR analysis teams, support in meeting requests for CAR rectifications, and support for the structuring of dynamic CAR analysis systems at the state level. These actions are expected to increase the number of eligible candidates for the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project.
With the expansion of eligible candidates for the Project, the aforementioned plan also foresees actions to support owners and holders of rural properties in their enrollment in the Forest+ Conservation and Forest+ Recuperation modalities.
The UN Volunteers, Forest+ Local Service Agents, will be responsible for implementing at the state level the Support Plan for the Legal Amazon states, and for the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project, so that there is a greater number of candidates eligible for the Forest+ modalities Conservation and Recovery.
Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, Project Management Unit, or their designated representative(s) and the Local Forest+ coordinator, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for the execution at the state level of the actions of the Plan to Support the States of the Legal Amazon, and for the implementation of the Floresta+ Amazônia Pilot Project, including the following activities:
• Prepare the Working Plan altogether with the Project Management Unit and the Forest+ Local Coordinator, and to execute it as established; • Provide face-to-face and remote assistance to owners of rural properties with up to 4 fiscal modules, for access to the owner/possessor center in the Rural Environmental Registry System (SICAR). This service may take place at the Departments of Agriculture, Departments of the Environment, Federations, Unions and Rural Cooperatives and other institutions, according to the activity plan • Help small family farmers of rural properties with up to 4 Fiscal Modules to carry out the declaration of their rural properties in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural" and/or the correction of their registers; • Support the Local Coordinator in technical training events at the State Secretariats for the Environment and Agriculture, as well as at institutions supporting rural property owners and holders on procedures for joining the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project; • Support, within the scope of State Secretariats, Federations, Unions and Rural Cooperatives, among other institutions, the owners, and holders of rural properties of up to 4 fiscal modules, in the process of meeting the notifications and rectification of the CAR; • Inform procedures for complying with CAR analysis notifications and the environmental regularization process; • Provide response to queries regarding the implementation of the "Lei de Proteção da Vegetação Nativa (Código Florestal Brasileiro)", focusing on the possible benefits of recovering areas or forest assets existing in the property; • Engage owners and holders to join the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project; • Assist potential beneficiaries of the Forest+ Amazonia Pilot Project in joining the project; • Other related tasks may be requested or assigned by the supervisor.
Results/Expected Outputs As an active member of the UNDP team, the UN Volunteers are expected to provide efficient, responsive, friendly and high quality support to the Forest+ Pilot Project and its beneficiaries in fulfilling its functions, including: • Expansion of CAR analysis directed to rural properties of interest to the Forest+ pilot project; • Strengthening of the competent state agency in the use the streamlined analysis, and the rectification and environmental regularization modules of the SICAR or State System; • Increase in the number of calls to the Owner/Holder Center notifications; • Increase in the number of eligible entries in the Forest+ pilot project.
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
• 3 years executing services similar and compatible with the assignment is required, of which at least 18 months of proven professional experience in similar tasks in the localtion of the assignment (state of Rondônia). • Proven professional experience in the "CAR - Cadastro Ambiental Rural", for instance, with registration, analysis and assistance to the owner/holder of rural property is required; • Experience with federal and/or state public administration institutions is an asset.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent writing, formulation and reporting skills; • Rigor and professionalism in the production and editing of documents; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a variety of partners, including grassroots community members, faith-based and youth organizations and authorities at different levels; familiarity with development communication tools and approaches; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national staff; • Solid computer knowledge, including proficiency with MS Office tools (Excel, Word, Power Point etc.) and e-mail / internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Motivated, able to work with minimal supervision; and ability to work to tight deadlines; • Demonstrate understanding of security requirements.
The activity will be carried out throughout the territorial extension of the State of Rondônia, in the priority areas of the Forest+ Amazonia pilot project. The UN Volunteers will be based in Porto Velho.
The security level in Brazil is moderate (3). The United Nations Department for Safety and Security - UNDSS Brazil advises to exercise a high degree of caution in Brazil due to the high levels of serious and violent crimes, particularly in large cities. Violent crimes such as robberies, armed robberies, kidnappings and sexual assaults are very high. All UN personnel must strictly comply with UNDSS procedures and recommendations during their assignment in Brazil. For missions to rural areas or indigenous reserves, special procedures may apply. UN personnel should consult with the local DSS office in advance.
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for organizing their own housing and other essentials. The UN National Volunteers are part of the malicious insurance plan.