Needs Assessment Consultant
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The FAO country office is headed by an FAO Representative, and its main aim is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition. In Guyana, the office plays a major role in providing technical and other assistance towards the development of the agricultural sector. Under the Green Climate Fund Readiness and preparatory support project the foundation is being set for strategic climate change interventions in the Agricultural Sector.
The Consultant will report to Dr. Gillian Smith, FAO Representative. The Consultant will work under the technical supervision of Statistician in the Barbados Sub-regional Office, supported by the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, in close collaboration with and under the direct supervision of the FAO Country Representative, the National Project Coordinator and the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) of Guyana has requested technical assistance from FAO to prepare a Strategic Plan for Agricultural and Rural Statistics (SPARS). In accordance with national priorities and plans for agriculture, the SPARS proposes a long-term direction for the improvement of agricultural and rural statistics in Guyana. It establishes the vision and mission for the agricultural statistical system, set strategic goals and outputs and outline concrete plan of action and assessment of resources required for its implementation
The objective of this consultancy is to conduct a National Needs Assessment reviewing strengths and weaknesses of the MoA agricultural statistics program, including SDG data and capacity gap, in the context of the Green State Development Strategy: Vision 2040 (GSDS), together with recommendations for the improvement of the program.
Tasks and responsibilities
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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