FAO is Hiring a Microeconomist CCA/UNSDCF - Apply Now

Russell Nketiah Tannor
FAO is Hiring a Microeconomist CCA/UNSDCF - Apply Now

Are you a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and dynamic team player who wants to make a difference in the world? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the exciting opportunity below at FAO, the leading UN agency in the fight against hunger and malnutrition.

Job Posting: 22/Aug/2023
Closure Date: 05/Sep/2023, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: ESA - Agrifood Economics
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant
Primary Location: Ghana-Accra
Duration: 11 months

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Are you passionate about transforming agrifood systems for better production, nutrition, environment, and life? Do you have the skills and experience to conduct economic analysis and provide policy recommendations for sustainable development? If yes, then you might be the perfect fit for the Microeconomist CCA/UNSDCF position at FAO.

FAO is the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, a specialized agency that works with over 194 member states to achieve food security and end hunger. FAO is actively engaging in UN country level repositioning for SDG achievement, participating in the negotiation and formulation, as well as in the annual updates, of Common Country Assessments (CCA) and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCF).

As a Microeconomist CCA/UNSDCF, you will support the FAO regional office and the country offices by coordinating technical support on economic assessment as part of the CCA/UNSDCF analytical support mechanism. You will leverage existing FAO tools and methodologies to review existing typologies and develop new ones for various actors in country agrifood systems, identify opportunities and challenges faced by specific value chains and/or vulnerable groups linked to these value chains, review evidence generated from rigorous methods regarding past interventions and investments, and guide prioritization and targeting of investments and interventions within the agrifood systems to support the FSS national pathways for food systems transformation.

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To qualify for this position, you need to have:

  • Advanced university degree in economics, agricultural economics, development economics or a related field
  • At least five years of relevant experience in conducting economic analysis and providing policy advice on agrifood systems issues
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish)
  • Familiarity with FAO’s specialized tools and analytical methodologies, including sectoral
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and in a multicultural environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written

The benefits of working at FAO include:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • A dynamic and diverse work environment
  • A flexible work arrangement, with the possibility of remote work or on-site work depending on the location
  • A learning and development opportunity, with access to training courses and mentoring programs
  • A chance to make a difference in the lives of millions of people around the world

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit the FAO website for more details and instructions on how to submit your application. The deadline for applications is 5 September 2023.

Don't miss this opportunity to join FAO and contribute to its vision of a world free from hunger and malnutrition. Apply now and become part of the FAO family!

If you need help or have queries, please contact: [email protected]


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