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MIS & Data Management Specialist -SC8

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Documentation and Information Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-21

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • 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

The FAO Representation in Bangladesh is responsible for leading FAO's response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning, and implementation of FAO's priority activities in the country. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in Bangladesh and, in collaboration with Regional Office Asia and Pacific and the departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO's strategic response to the country priorities. The representation also supports the regional office in the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization's Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the country, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. The office also develops and maintains relations with Government of Bangladesh, UN agencies, the resource partners and other development institution at the country level.

Reporting Lines

The Data Analysis and MIS Specialist position and will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Bangladesh, and direct supervision of the assigned Project Team Leader or Manager and other relevant project staff.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate project activities with local stakeholders, including livestock, environment, FAO, farmer groups/producer organizations;
  • Provide guidance for the active collection of information and relevant samples during project activities; and assist in providing solutions and tools and platforms for field data collection and data storage/collation/analysis and provide guidance and training on the use of these tools;
  • Support the conduct of Webinar/Training/ meeting and of integration of partner organization;
  • Design, implement and support off-line and Web-oriented database applications as adding to the existing food security and nutrition database;
  • Perform data analysis for small-scale survey on food policy issues;
  • Collect, validate and organize statistical information needed for food security and nutrition policy analysis and monitoring (including primary or secondary data from various sources, including statistical publications, questionnaire or reports);
  • Develop and prepare statistical tables and graphs for analysis;
  • Monitor data quality in a database and identifying/correcting inconsistencies;
  • Develop and prepare computer programmes to produce tabulations for publications; produce ad hoc report from database(s), using statistical software to respond to request from a variety of sources;
  • Prepare statistical material and documentation for internal and international meetings;
  • Perform various statistical computations, using statistical software, in order to produce specific analyses and programmes edits, such as to identify or forecast events and patterns; and
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

  • Higher degree in Information and Communication Technology, computer science and engineering, Mathematics/Statistics/Agricultural Economic with ICT major;
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional-level experience in management of data or analytical systems is required;
  • National of Bangladesh

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Experience translating statistical, regression and visualization results into reports, briefing documents or presentations, application software, data management systems, including communications, online learning, and capacity building are preferred;
  • Experience in the design of agricultural experimentations, translating data into practices, briefing documents or presentations, application software, data management systems, including communications, online learning, and capacity building are preferred
  • Data analysis using statistical software ;
  • Manage Information Technology ;
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in using advanced Excel ;
  • Ability to present information in understandable tables, charts and graphs ;
  • Data storage and file management expertise ;
  • Willingness and ability to work in difficult environments, in often stressful time- critical situations ;
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and practical execution;
  • Ability to solve problems, use initiative, and manage work under limited supervision;
  • Applicant have a working knowledge of English (written and verbal) and local dialect is preferred.


  • 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:
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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