Information Management Consultant
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
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The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations
depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Partnerships Unit (DPSPD) is in charge of developing and strengthening external partnerships to facilitate delivery on FAO's mandate; advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment; capacity development; land tenure\: and responsible investments. The Partnerships Unit (DPSPD) is responsible for delivering and strengthening country-based activities, including direct support to capacity development at country level, facilitating and establishing partnerships to develop capacities, and capacity support to non-state actors, in particular civil society and small-scale producers. The Uit is responsible for establishing effective partnerships with non-state actors including parliamentarians, civil society, academia, and the private sector in the fight against hunger. The Division is responsible for raising public awareness and promoting multi-stakeholder policy dialogue to improve international policies in the areas of FAO’s mandate.
FAO International Consultants and Call Purpose
The Organization frequently engages experts to work on short-term activities and projects as international consultants or under personal service agreements (PSA). International consultants or PSAs are engaged by the Organization to provide expertise, skills or knowledge for the performance of a specific task or piece of work, which is short-term by nature. The assignment may involve fulltime or part-time functions. The assignment can be from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and depending on the resources and needs of the Organization.
The objective of the call is to attract suitable individuals to undertake B-level consultancies and/or PSAs in the areas of work of the division, including support capacity development and information management. In particular the Consultants or PSAs will help with the management at information and content level of the Access to Global Online Research in Agriculture (AGORA) Programme, the International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) Programme and/or the AGROVOC Multilingual agricultural thesaurus.
Individuals meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Call will be included in the Partnerships Roster. Experts who are registered in the Roster are available for consideration whenever relevant opportunities arise matching the required profiles.
The Consultants or PSAs will report directly to officers within the unit they are selected to work in.
Provide access to current scientific literature and data, develop capacity on creating, managing and exchanging open data and research data and support communities of practice in the thematic areas of agriculture, nutrition, food security, forestry, fisheries, rural development, biology, food systems, livestock production, natural resources and related topics and in the various areas related to FAO’s mandate, priorities and strategic framework, as well as the SDGs.
Tasks and responsibilities
The assigned tasks and responsibilities related to technical support in the area of information management can include some of the following elements\:
The assigned tasks and responsibilities related to capacity development in the information management can include some of the following elements\:
- Advanced University degree (for Consultants) / University degree (for PSAs) in library or information science, computer science, political sciences, international relations, and/or agronomy, or any field related to FAO's mandate
- Five years of progressively responsible professional experience in (i) information science (ii) research data management (iii) capacity development; and
- Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, or Russian for Consultants. In the case of PSAs, the requirement is for working knowledge in one of the FAO official languages.
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency