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Consultant (Pool)

Various Locations (Various)

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  FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization  _______________________________________________________________________________________  
Organizational Setting
 
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy.
 
The objective of the Call is to attract global talents who are strongly motivated to contribute to the FAO’s mandate through their technical expertise and knowledge. The Call will create a pool of qualified applicants that will be used to identify candidates for consultancy assignments with FAO. FAO employs consultants in all duty stations to perform functions of an advisory or consultative nature related to the work of the Organization.
 
Reporting Lines
 
The consultant will report to an assigned supervisor in the related Unit.
 
Technical Focus
 
The consultant will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization, including\:
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Health and Production
  • Natural Resources
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Forestry
  • Food Security
  • Food System and Nutrition
  • Partnerships and South-South Cooperation
  • Statistic
  • Economic
  • Corporate Services
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
The consultant will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the consultant. Samples of TOR are as follows\:
  • Provide technical support and the advice to management and staff;
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications;
  • Collect, review/cross check and/or analyse relevant agricultural, economic, trade, market, social, environmental, nutrition/food composition and/or gender related data, statistics and information to support delivery of programme projects, products, publications and services;
  • Participate on multi-disciplinary project/work teams;
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to supports the activities/projects of the Unit;
  • Contribute to the development of information and training materials and coordinates and assists in the presentation of information/ training sessions to management and staff.
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in a related field to the work of the Organization
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience in a related field to the work of the Organization
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian. 
 
 
 
 
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing).
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

FAO IS A NON-SMOKING ENVIRONMENT

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Various Locations (Various)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
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