Agricultural Officer (Research for Development)
Job Posting: 17/May/2023
Closure Date: 07/Jun/2023, 4:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: Office of Innovation, OIN
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: Professional Project
Grade Level: P-4
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2009552
CCOG Code: 1H01
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the FAO Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to MORE efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
The FAO Office of Innovation (OIN) supports Members in accelerating Science and Innovation uptake and developing their capacity to unleash innovation. The activities of OIN in this area include horizon scanning of cutting edge innovations and technologies; strategic foresights for policy advice, capacity development; institutional transformation of agricultural research, education, extension and innovation systems, organizing expert consultations, debates and dialogues on emerging issues, conducting technical studies on Science Innovation and Technology (STI).
Under the overall coordination of the Chief Scientist’s Office, and in collaboration with the Statistics Division (ESS), OIN is currently implementing the ‘Agricultural Science – Technology Indicators (ASTI)’ project, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). ASTI is a unique and critical data asset for agricultural development. The ASTI project will support a major restructuring, improvement, and transition of the ASTI dataset from IFPRI to FAO; it will align the data set and the data collection process that generates it to the FAO standards and the practice of FAOSTAT.
The project will also connect the ASTI data to FAO’s new knowledge product – the Agrifood systems Technologies and Innovations Outlook (ATIO). ASTI will focus on investments in agricultural research and development where there is considerable evidence that investing in agricultural research is a highly effective pathway for both reducing poverty and hunger. The specific focus of this assignment is to provide both technical and operational support to ASTI project implementation, make ASTI fit-for-purpose for ATIO and create synergies between ASTI and other initiatives. ATIO’s objective is to curate existing information on the current, measurable state of Science Technology Innovation and upcoming changes, as well as their transformative potential, to inform evidence-based policy dialogue and decisions, including on investments.
Incumbent will work in OIN to support the transition of the IFPRI-Agricultural Science – Technology Indicators (ASTI) programme to FAO and contribute to the development of the Agrifood Systems Technologies and Innovations Outlook (ATIO) and will support work related to the new FAO-ASTI (incl. ATIO) project implementation, data analysis, preparation of analytic documents and policy notes, supporting as well as any other tasks related to agricultural research and science, technologies, and innovation.
The post is located in the Office of Innovation (OIN) at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The Agricultural Officer (Research for Development) reports to the Director, OIN and works closely with the Agricultural Research Officer, OIN.
Technical and policy expertise to support the planning, development and implementation of divisional programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with the FAO Strategic Framework.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
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
Other benefits, subject to eligibility, include:
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HOW TO APPLY
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