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Food Security and Livelihoods Analyst


  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Kiev
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Security and Safety
    • Nutrition
    • Food Security, Livestock and Livelihoods
  • Closing Date: 2022-08-19

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

  • 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 Members 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 FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the Organization.

Organizational Setting

FAO has been operational in Ukraine since 2014 and since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia the Organization has responded with a significant increase in assistance and capacity, working to safeguard the food security and livelihoods of rural families in Ukraine. In order to guide its programme of assistance in the country, FAO has developed and is implementing a three pillar strategy aiming to: 1) support the maintenance of the critical food production systems 2) support the maintenance of the agro-food supply chains and 3) conduct accurate analysis of evolving food security status and needs through regular monitoring and analysis of food security, production supply and value chains, and to provide evidence to inform the programming and the operationalization of the strategy. As part of its efforts to operationalize the third pillar of this strategy, FAO wishes to recruit a food security and livelihood analysts.

Reporting Lines

The consultant you will work under the general supervision of the FAO Head of Country office, Designated Responsible Officer in Ukraine and the direct supervision of the International Food Security and Livelihoods Analyst.

Technical Focus:

Specific experience of preparing dataset and related data management and analysis capacities. Technical expertise in report writing and preparation of technical notes and presentations based on comprehensive survey and field data collection.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative food security and livelihoods assessments.
  • Collecting, managing and analyzing data, preparing databases on food security and livelihoods.
  • Identify and prepare sampling frameworks for the preparation and implementation of assessments.
  • Identify gaps in data collection and help propose tools to conduct data collection.
  • Preparing data and writing quality reports to be used for advocacy and presentations in different forums.
  • Support capacity building of partners in data collection, analysis, by contributing to the development of training and learning materials.


Minimum Requirements

  • University degree or qualifications of at least Masters level or equivalent. Preferably studied in a field or discipline relevant to the position, agronomy, agro-economics, economics, food security, statistics, data science.
  • 3 years experience in international humanitarian and/or development work advantageous
  • 3 years experience in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative food security and livelihoods assessments in developing countries
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English, Russian and Ukrainian
  • National of Ukraine or Resident with work permit

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Technical knowledge of agriculture and food security
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and at least one relevant database for collection and analysis of data.
  • Practical expertise in food security analysis and mapping.
  • Expertise in conducting field assessments in emergency contexts.
  • Knowledge of the country is an advantage
  • Relevant and progressive experience in data analysis, including knowledge of the humanitarian system and ability to understand the donor and government system advantage
  • Ability to work independently and creatively
  • Good communicator with good learning and adaptation skills
  • Good time management skills and ability to prioritize work in coordination with multiple stakeholders, often in a challenging environment
  • Good humor, sense of sharing

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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