Digital Agriculture Specialist(s)
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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 Information Technology Division (CIO) is responsible for all IT activities within the Organization. CIO performs on behalf of the Organization the following critical roles\: defining FAO IT policies and providing strategic advice on IT architecture and standards, governance, policy and operational matters while monitoring organizational compliance; defining the mechanisms for managing FAO’s information and data; protecting FAO’s information assets and ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability; ensuring provision of IT services that are core for the Organization’s global operations and supporting the information and business processes; coordinating organization-wide IT activities in order to reduce duplication and fragmentation and to increase integration of information data, systems and platforms, mobilizing IT resources from across the Organization.
Under the supervision of the Information Technology Officer, the incumbent will execute activities in close collaboration with regional and local office officers. The incumbent will work at FAO Headquarters in Rome.
Digital Innovation unit is responsible for lead, promote and coordinate digital innovation in FAO. The Unit focuses on Digital Agriculture Transformation to contribute to the achievement of SDGs. Digital products and services for smallholder farmers and rural development must be developed with the full consideration of local context through a sustainable business models.
The Unit setts priorities on rural households, youth, women and self-employed entrepreneurs in agricultural sector, working to overcome barriers of adoption and promoting digital inclusion that unlock new market opportunities and deliver significant socio-economic benefits that transform their lives, to accelerate poverty alleviation, job creation, and food security. This approach considers a worldwide coverage in terms of global services.
Tasks and responsibilities
The incumbent will be responsible for promote digital innovation in FAO, leading and executing digital innovation initiatives, liaising with other FAO units to identify and review innovation initiatives, and promoting innovative use of digital technologies in the Organization in conjunction with external Partners. The incumbent will execute activities within the team to improve the capacity to innovate, not only from the point of view of digital technologies, but also including the elements of sustainable business models, especially the development of the Digital Agriculture Strategy Guide, Digital Agriculture and Food intelligence report and Digital Agriculture Maturity Assessment Tool.
The incumbent will perform the following duties, specifically\:
1. Digital Agriculture Specialist
2. Digital Agriculture Capacity Specialist
Performs other duties as required.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency