RTI Consultant (Best Practices)
Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
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FAO Subregional office for the Gulf states and Yemen is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for transforming food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It also develops and maintains relations with Subregional wide institutions. The subregional office is a subsidiary of FAO Regional Office for Near East and North Africa region. The governments of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and United Arab Emirates (UAE) have jointly requested technical assistance from FAO to formulate an agenda, implementation roadmap and monitoring mechanism for Research, Technology and Innovation (RTI). The Saudi Food Security Strategy and Implementation Plan 2030 and the UAE National Food Security Strategy 2051 have recently been formulated and endorsed, with the vision to ensure sufficient, safe and nutritious food for all in KSA and UAE in a stable and sustainable manner at all times. Successful implementation of these strategies requires development and use of research, technology and innovation (RTI) on all dimensions of food security and across the food system.
The 10-month process to develop the RTI agenda and roadmap involves a series of background studies\: 1) Analysis and assessment of a) current situation and emerging trends regarding food security, and b) analysis of the RTI system status; 2) Review and benchmarking of best practices on RTI for food security, and; 3) Development of alternative foresight scenarios. The outputs of these studies will be used to identify and prioritise key RTI challenges and opportunities, and guide the vision and objectives of an RTI agenda and roadmap for UAE and KSA.
The consultant will have duty travels to Abu Dhabi, UAE and Riyadh, KSA.
The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of SNG coordinator and technical supervision of the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) and the Team Leader (Lead RTI and Food Security Consultant), and in liaison with technical staff of FAO and counterparts in UAE and KSA.
The the RTI consultant will\: i) Conduct a review and synthesis of best practices on RTI for food security relevant to KSA and UAE, ii) Benchmark RTI for food security with
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