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Information Technology Officer (Data Management Solutions and Visualizations)


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Rome
  • Grade: Junior level - P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: Closed

IMPORTANT NOTICE\: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device
The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.


• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
• FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
• All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.

Organizational Setting
The Office of the Inspector-General (OIG) provides oversight of FAO's programmes and operations through internal audit and investigations. The Internal Audit Branch (OIGA) carries out assurance and advisory activities designed to add value and improve the Organization's programmes and operations by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. The Branch conducts its work in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), including the Code of Ethics and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and adopted by the Internal Audit Services of the United Nations agencies.

The post is located in the Internal Audit Branch (OIGA) of the Office of the Inspector-General (OIG) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

Reporting Lines
The Information Technology Officer (Data Management Solutions and Visualizations) reports to a Senior Auditor (Head of Unit), OIG.

Technical Focus
• Acts as technical support for OIG's audit information systems.
• Acts as product owner for data visualization development in OIG.
• Supports audit teams' data management efforts.
• Supports audit process automation.
• Updates and harmonizes data/databases for audit purposes.
• Supports business and audit analyses.

Key Results
Supports and contributes to a dependable supply of reliable, timely, cost-effective and scalable data, data monitoring systems and visualization products/solutions that meet OIG's requirements for audit-related informatics and digital transformation.

Key Functions
• Develops and maintains live monitoring data system(s) (linked to other FAO systems as needed to retrieve or verify data) in support of collection and analysis of data to (a) support audit planning and other audit activities, and (b) contribute to OIG's reporting efforts.
• Develops interactive dashboards for the visualization of OIG's audit work for both internal and external stakeholders.
• Responds to requests for information, delivering data estimates, data sets or visual displays of quantitative and qualitative data (such as maps, charts and graphs).
• Participates in developing improved work methods and processes in audit such as e-templates, e-library, and workflow systems to suggest innovative uses of technology to enhance these processes.
• Ensures compliance with FAO's data policy and OIG's data governance, including data protection, storage and destruction.
• Serves as the focal point at OIG for data analytics, including retrieving and downloading data and information from FAO corporate systems to support audit planning and execution.
• Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements
• Advanced university degree in data science, information systems, computer science or related field (candidates holding a first-level university degree in the above-mentioned fields may also be considered if possessing two (2) additional years of relevant work experience in delivering data management solutions and a professional certification in data management, data analytics or data science).
• Three years of experience in delivering data management solutions, using programming languages such as Python, JavaScript or Structured Query Language (SQL).
• Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of one of the other official FAO languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills
• Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions.
• Work experience in an international setting is desirable.
• Experience in audit is an asset.
• Extent and relevance of experience delivering information technology-driven solutions and services, in particular information systems.
• Demonstrable design knowledge, such as layout, typography, interaction design.
• Demonstrable proficiency with data visualization tools, such as Tableau and Power BI.
• Demonstrable proficiency with business communication platforms, such as Microsoft Teams.
• Demonstrable proficiency with business app development tools, such as Microsoft PowerApps.
• Demonstrable proficiency with automation of recurring tasks software, such as Microsoft Power Automate.
• Demonstrable proficiency with content management system (CSM) software, such as Microsoft SharePoint.
• A professional certification in data management, data analytics or data science is an advantage for candidates possessing an advanced university degree.
• Familiarity with specialized audit software is considered an asset.


FAO staff are expected to adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


  • Extension of fixed term appointments is based on certification of performance and availability of funds
  • FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link\: http\://
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include\:
• Dependency allowances
• Rental subsidy
• Education grant for children
• Home leave travel
• 30 working days of annual leave per year
• Pension fund entitlements under the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund
• International health insurance; optional life insurance
• Disability protection
FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes\:
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct.

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http\://
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

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