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Consultant to conduct a Socio-Economic Assessment on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Land Tenure, Agribusiness Investments and Youth in Sierra Leone

Freetown (Sierra Leone)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Freetown (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Youth
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Human Settlements (Shelter, Housing, Land, Property)
    • Economics
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Ebola
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-03

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization


Organizational Setting

FAO Representation in Sierra Leone implements an integrated food security programme, focusing on diversification of livelihoods, managing natural resources and building resilience. The office employs diverse team of experts locally, but also attracts the available technical experts from the region and the Head Quarters (HQ). FAO works in close partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone, farmers and other stakeholders, supporting plans and policies that affect the food and nutrition security in the country; our work is a part of the corporate commitment to support countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, especially SDG 2 on Zero Hunger.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sierra Leone the Consultant will be directly supervised by the FAO Land Tenure Officer.

Technical Focus

Conduct impact assessment, empirical analysis and ensure timely delivery of projects activities

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Sierra Leone and direct supervision of the FAO Land Tenure Officer based in Rome, the Consultant will\:

  • Share methodologies with FAO prior to travelling to the communities for comments;
  • Prepare a draft final report with findings and recommendations for FAO comments;
  • Finalize for broader discussions with relevant stakeholders; in particular the VGGT Multi-Stakeholder Platform
  • Present his/her findings and recommendation upon request to the VGGT Multi-Stakeholder Platform.
  • Conduct validation on the findings of the research.
  • Present final report of the research with recommendations to FAO
Minimum Requirements
  • University degree in discipline relevant to Land Economics, Land Management, Agribusiness, Agricultural Economics, Law and development or a related field.
  • Five years of relevant experience in agribusiness management, Impact Assessment, Investment Law, and land tenure, including experience in developing countries.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian) for Consultants. For PSA.SBS working knowledge of English.
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Knowledge of local languages in Sierra Leone will be an added advantage
  • All candidates should possess computer/word processing skills


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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