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Data Management Specialist

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2018-12-01

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FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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.



Organizational Setting
The main aim of the FAO country office, which is headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist government to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.
Reporting Lines
Under overall supervision of the FAO Sub-regional Coordinator for Central Asia and FAO Representative in Turkey, direct supervision of the Programme Officer, technical guidance of the Lead Technical Officer and in collaboration with FAO Turkey team, the Training Specialist/Coordinator will be responsible for the following tasks\:
Technical Focus
Data management and data quality assurance
Tasks and responsibilities
• Design and management of the project participant information database;
• Obtain and record educational & social information from participants and provide support to the training programmes;
• Coordinate with other agencies supplying project related information to UNHCR;
• Design and control the applicant tracking & management system will provide required executive management functionality, executive reporting and other tracking functionalities applicant’s data and support provided;
• Assist the team with the design and implementation of surveys;
• Propose, design and code web based multi-lingual technical solutions for applicant information system which consists of various data entry forms and/or questionnaires;
• Ensure capture of daily training participation per module to correlate with compensation rates;
• Provide support to users in proper data entry at provincial level to ensure that database can generate reliable statistics for delivery of services and general status of applicants.
• Perform other related tasks as required.
Minimum Requirements   
  • Advanced university degree in software engineering, engineering, and a related field
  • 5  years of relevant experience in data management and develop data entry system and quality assurance  
  • Working knowledge of English and fluency in Turkish
  • National of Turkey
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement



  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact\:

  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted

  • 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

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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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