Land Tenure Officer


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Start Date

Friday, March 1, 2024

Organizational Setting
In pursuit of these aspirations, the Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP) coordinates Programme Priority Areas on gender equality and rural women's empowerment and on rural transformation. The Division works with Members and other partners to reduce rural poverty by promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, diversifying rural employment opportunities, strengthening rural institutions and producer organizations, improving social protection systems, facilitating the rural poor's access to land, productive resources and rural services, and pursuing the overall goal of realizing the human right to adequate food for all. 

The Division also leads efforts to integrate the cross-cutting themes of gender and youth throughout the Programmes of Work of the Organization.

The position is located in the Land Tenure Team in the Rural Transformation and Gender Equality Division (ESP) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Reporting Lines
The Land Tenure Officer reports to the Senior Land Tenure Officer/Team Leader of the Land Tenure Team, ESP.
Technical Focus
Land tenure, land governance, land policy, land administration.

Key Results
Comprehensive technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of divisional programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with divisional objectives and the FAO Strategic Framework.

Key Functions

  • Plans and leads components of multidisciplinary teams, leads and/or participates in Organization-wide, cross-divisional committees, project teams, and working groups and/or provides specialized expertise on technical networks and/or international technical policy and/or international technical policy and standard setting bodies;
  • Develops technical, analytical, monitoring and reporting frameworks, and related methodologies, tools, systems and databases etc. to support the planning, implementation/delivery and monitoring of programmes of work, projects, products and/or services;
  • Designs and conducts research, data collection, validation, analysis and/or reporting activities to support the development of technical standards, international instruments, innovative approaches and strategies, new tools, technologies, technical reports/publications, and/or policy proposals as well as the provision of technical/policy/specialist/advice and expertise;
  • Responds to country requests for technical and policy assistance, provides technical advice, assistance and solutions to Decentralized Offices and provides technical backstopping to field projects.
  • Collaborates in, provides technical backstopping to and ensures the quality/effectiveness of capacity development and knowledge sharing activities within member countries such as policy support, organizational development and individual learning events including preparation of related information, learning materials, on-line tools;
  • Promotes international cooperation/advocates best practices, increased policy dialogue and provides technical expertise at international/intergovernmental meetings;
  • Participates in resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate Strategy.