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Fishery and aquaculture statistics/economist specialist (various profiles)

rome

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants

in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries

are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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Organizational Setting
 
The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department promotes policies and strategies aiming at the sustainable and responsible development of fisheries and aquaculture in inland and marine waters. For this purpose, the Statistics and Information Branch (FIAS) is responsible for the collection, compilation, validation, analysis and dissemination of reliable and up-to-date information on all aspects of world fisheries and aquaculture sectors. FIAS also coordinates the development of international standards for fishery and aquaculture statistics and supports partnership arrangements for the collation, sharing and dissemination of information.
 
International consultants and PSAs represent an important source of expertise for FAO, making their specialist contributions across the globe towards the achievement of the Organization’s strategic objectives. For FAO to be able to attract and employ the best possible experts in the wide range of technical areas of its mandate, a competitive selection process has been introduced. This process is intended to create a pool of candidates which can be called upon when their expertise is required, ensuring a transparent and rigorous selection process. Inclusion in the database does not guarantee a contract with FIA or other FAO units. Applications will be maintained in the database for a period of two years. The exact contractual arrangements pertaining to each consultancy will be determined as appropriate to the nature of that particular consultancy. These assignments do not carry any expectation of, or imply any right to, further extension, renewal or conversion to any other appointment.
 
The purpose of this call is to attract technical expertise to populate a consultant roster for the following profiles\:
 
  • Fishery and aquaculture statistics specialist
  • Fishery and aquaculture economist specialist
 
Reporting Lines
 
The Consultants/PSAs will report to the Senior Fishery Officer (Statistics), and will work under the overall guidance of the Branch Head of FIAS and the functional oversight of the Chief Statistician (OCS) regarding corporate statistical procedures and quality assurance.
 
Technical Focus
 
The Consultant or PSA will work as part of a team to conduct activities, research and analysis on issues related to fisheries and aquaculture statistics and economics, in line with FAO’s Strategic Framework. 
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant or PSA will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. The focus, tasks and responsibilities for each work area’s consultants may include, but are not limited to the following\:
 
The Fishery and aquaculture statistics specialist will\:
  • Contribute to the collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of statistical data, indicators and information on fishery and aquaculture statistics;
  • Contribute to developing and/or improving relevant surveys, classification systems, metadata and standards,
  • Produce a variety of technical information, data, statistics and reports on fishery and aquaculture statistics as well as input for technical documents and web pages;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the FAO yearbook of fishery and aquaculture statistics and/or other statistical publications;
  • Contribute to capacity building activities related to quality improvement and availability enhancement of fishery and aquaculture data;
  • Contribute to the work on socio-economic statistics, including design of censuses or surveys;
  • Help to coordinate and liaise with the partners and stakeholders within and outside FAO, including information sharing, knowledge transfer, capacity building, project work and resource mobilization;
  • Perform any other duties related to FIAS’s areas of work.
  
The Fishery and aquaculture economist specialist will\:
  • Maintain and further develop the FAO fish model and collaborate in the work on fishery and aquaculture outlook projections based on the FAO fish model;
  • Collaborate in the drafting of the fish and seafood chapter included in the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook publication;
  • Collaborate in the preparation of the finalization of the FAO fish model publication;
  • Contribute to the provision of substantive technical inputs and analysis to relevant studies, publications, knowledge products and dissemination materials related to FIAS areas of work, including guidelines, manuals, research papers, capacity building and training materials, and related websites;
  • Collaborate in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of socio-economic data collection programmes;
  • Undertake analysis of complex data, including household or census surveys and/or socio-economic statistics;
  • Perform other related duties as required.
 
 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree (for Consultants) / University degree (for PSA) in statistics, mathematics, economics, fisheries, biology, environmental science or a related discipline relevant to the respective specialists’ tasks and responsibilities.
  • Three years of experience in one or more areas in the field of fishery and aquaculture statistics and fishery and aquaculture economics and/or international trade, including experience with fish projects and reports, or related fields, preferably in FIAS’s areas of work.
  • Working knowledge of English and/or French and Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two, or of Arabic, Chinese or Russian (for Consultants).  Working knowledge of English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian (for PSAs).
 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
and in addition for senior consultants\:
 
  • Leading, Engaging and Empowering
  • Partnering and Advocating
  • Strategic Thinking
 
 
Selection Criteria
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the compilation, validation and analysis of statistics, including preparation of reports, reviews and publications.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in designing, planning and managing statistical work.
  • Depth of knowledge of methodologies and techniques employed in statistical analysis, including in the design of programmes for data processing and analysis.
  • Knowledge of statistical software as SAS, R, STATA or similar.
  • Good knowledge of national and international statistical sources relevant to fisheries and aquaculture.
  • Extent and relevance of experience in applied economic analysis.
  • Experience in the provision of technical assistance to countries and/or professional experience in national statistical services.
  • Extent and relevance of knowledge and understanding of the work of international organizations, regional entities and national governments.
  • Ability to carry out research and summarize, interpret and communicate findings clearly and concisely both orally and in written, preferably in English, with a track record in autonomously writing papers or reports.
  • Previous working experience with FAO and its partners in the above mentioned domains and tasks.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision.
 
 
 
 
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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.
  • 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
 

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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: rome
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Economics
    • Maritime
    • Water Resource Management
    • Sustainable use of oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-31

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