15 November 2018

Senior Economist at Agricultural Development Economics Division, ESA at FAO

About Company / Organization

Senior Economist at Agricultural Development Economics Division, ESA

The Agricultural Development Economics Division (ESA) conducts economic research and policy analysis related to all five of the Organization’s strategic objectives (food security, sustainable agriculture, poverty reduction, inclusive food systems and resilient livelihoods); ESA provides evidence-based analytical support to national, regional and global policy processes and initiatives related to food security and sustainable agriculture; and leads the production of three FAO flagship publications: The State of Food and Agriculture, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, and World Agriculture Towards 2030/50. ESA also leads large programmes at country level on the right to food, agricultural policy monitoring, climate smart agriculture, social protection, and food security information and analysis in support of national policies.

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Job Description

Senior Economist at Agricultural Development Economics Division, ESA at FAO

Rome, Italy

3 December 2018

Food and Agriculture Organisation in Rome is searching for a Senior Economist at Agricultural Development Economics Division, ESA.

Minimum Requirements

 Advanced university degree in agricultural economics, economics, agriculture or a related field with emphasis on economic development and food policy and markets

 Ten years of relevant experience in economic, research in agrarian economy and rural development, agricultural policies or related areas (a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a related field will count for two years of professional experience).

 Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian


 Results Focus

 Leading, Engaging and Empowering Others

 Communication

 Partnering and Advocating

 Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

 Strategic Thinking

Technical/Functional Skills

 Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is essential

 Extent and relevance of experience in agricultural and food policy analysis, policy measurement, including quantitative skills

 Ability to prepare in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of agricultural and food policies in developing countries

 Demonstrated experience in capacity development and training

 Demonstrated capacity to coordinate country level activities involving several partner institutions

 Extent and relevance of experience in organizing international meetings, seminars and training courses

A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/salaries_allowances/salary.htm