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    Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Issued on:
    16 February 2012
    Deadline For Application: 08 March 2012
    POSITION TITLE: Economist
    DUTY STATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Agricultural and Development Economics
    DURATION *: 12 months, extendable
    National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening
    CCOG CODE: 1.E.
    Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged
    Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the overall technical supervision of the Director, Agricultural Development
    Economics Division and the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser and in close consultation with the other members of
    the Technical Assistance Team and the Food Planning and Monitoring Unit (FPMU), the incumbent will contribute to the timely and
    effective delivery of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme (NFPCSP, for more information visit
    www.nfpcsp.org). In particular, the incumbent will:
    • carry-out analytical and policy advisory work and specific research related to food availability, economic access and
    • plan and deliver training courses for policy and planning officers of the FPMU and members of the inter-ministerial food
    security teams on issues related to food security, in particular in the field of economic analysis of food access and
    availability, sampling survey methodologies, questionnaire design, statistical analysis of macroeconomic, and market and
    household-level data;
    • provide on-the-job training, day-to-day guidance and support to analysts in the institutions supported by NFPCSP in
    carrying-out their analytical tasks;
    • identify food security related research needs and act as a catalyst for addressing these in collaboration with government
    analysts and research institutions contracted under the project;
    • support planning and monitoring of food security and poverty reduction policies, strategies and programmes and contribute
    to the assessment of their contributions to achieving relevant MDGs and national food security policy targets;
    • monitor and support the execution of research carried out by institutions and consultants contracted under the project
    related to food availability and access, including production and trade;
    • actively contribute to programme planning, monitoring and implementation and reporting;
    • perform other related duties as required.
    Candidates should meet the following:
    • Advanced University Degree in Economics, Agricultural-economics or other relevant field
    • Seven years of relevant work experience in the fields of food security/poverty analysis, policy advice and research and
    capacity building (a Ph. D may be a substitute for 2 years of work experience)
    • Working knowledge of English
    Candidates will be assessed against the following:
    • Extent of experience in designing and conducting analyses of food security and poverty issues and providing policy advice
    and backstopping and/or conducting research
    • Extent of experience in capacity and institution building
    • Depth of knowledge in the design and implementation of methodologies for designing, monitoring and evaluating food
    security and poverty reduction policies and programmes
    • Proven ability in working in teams, in a multicultural environment and under tight deadlines
    • Quality of written and oral communication skills in English
    • Extent of experience in working in developing countries
    Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national
    and cultural backgrounds.
    * The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the
    extension of appointments
    A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the
    following link: http://icsc.un.org/
    TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants
    Send your application to: V.A -769-12-PRJ-RAP
    ADM213e 06/04
    Kostas Stamoulis, Director, Agricultural and Development Economics Division
    FAO Viale delle Terme di Caracalla 00153 Rome ITALY
    Fax No: +39 06 57054461
    E-mail: VA-769-12-PRJ-RAP@fao.org
    Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any