Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
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Qualified female applicants are encouraged to apply.
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
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The Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) conducts economic research and policy analysis related to all five of the Organization’s strategic objectives (food security, sustainable agriculture, poverty reduction, inclusive food systems and resilient livelihoods); ESA provides evidence-based analytical support to national, regional and global policy processes and initiatives related to food security and sustainable agriculture; and leads the production of three FAO flagship publications\: The State of Food and Agriculture, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, and World Agriculture Towards 2030/50. ESA also leads large programmes at country level on agricultural policy monitoring, climate change, agribusiness and food value chains, and food security information and analysis in support of national policies.
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.SBS) at various levels of experience (see minimum requirements below). 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 full-time or part-time functions, with duration ranging from 1 month up to 11 months. The possibility of extension is subject to satisfactory performance and dependant on the availability of resources and needs of the Organization. Assignments can require travel or missions/appointment to field locations.
Individuals meeting or exceeding the requirements of the Call, determined through an interview process, will be included in the ESA Divisional Roster. Experts who are registered in the Roster are available for consideration for a period of up to 48 months. ESA Division will use this roster as the primary mechanism to resource future vacancies within the technical requirements covered by the Call.
The selected applicants will work under the overall guidance of the ESA Division Director and the IPC Global Programme Manager, and the direct supervision of the FAO Information Technology Division (CIO). The incumbent will work within the CIO team and in close collaboration with the ISS Manager and the ISS Web Application and Database Developer.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Information and Support System (ISS) is used by countries conducting IPC analyses around the globe. Currently, there are over 30 countries utilizing the ISS for either IPC Acute Food Insecurity or IPC Chronic Food Insecurity analyses. There has been an increase in IPC analyses driven by the ISS in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Near/Middle East. The use if ISS is focused around the analytical aspects, with less buy-in on the mapping and presentation tools. Furthermore, the graphic design of the current mapping protocols is out-dated. In order to improve this aspect of the ISS, the IPC GSU will develop a new web mapping stack to deliver new mapping tools into the ISS. The expert is expected to implement and support the solution. Furthermore, the developer will add new functionality to the front end of the ISS and the IPC Analysis Portal to improve analytical understanding on behalf of decision makers at sub-national, national, regional, and global levels. The work is conducted in coordination with the ISS Manager, under the primary technical supervision of CIO.
Tasks and responsibilities
The assigned tasks and responsibilities related to this area of work can include the following\:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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\: Careers@fao.org
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.