FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
Vacancy Announcement - Technical Officer (Biodiversity and Environment)
The mandate of the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA) covers all components of biodiversity of relevance to food and agriculture.
The Commission provides the permanent forum for governments to discuss and negotiate matters specifically relevant to biological diversity for food and agriculture. Cognizant that genetic resources for food and agriculture are a common concern of all countries, in that all countries depend on genetic resources for food and agriculture that originated elsewhere, the Commission strives to halt the loss of genetic resources for food and agriculture, and to ensure world food security and sustainable development by promoting their conservation, sustainable use, including exchange, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from their use.
The Commission's Secretariat prepares and supports sessions of the Commission, and follows up on its decisions. It also monitors and reports to the Commission on developments in relevant international bodies and processes (including the Convention on Biological Diversity).
The Commission's Secretariat is currently seeking applications to fill in a position for a Technical Officer (Biodiversity and Environment). Information related to the post can be found at http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/2566-NRD_en_ext.pdf
The deadline for application is 10 September 2011.
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Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture