International Agriculture Information and Database Specialist – FAO

Location:
Home Based
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

International Agriculture Information and Database Specialist – FAO

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International Agriculture Information and Database Specialist – FAO

Tasks and responsibilities

The International Agriculture Information and Database Expert will have the followings tasks:

  • Review existing secondary information/data and systems available on organic agriculture production, land area, crop yield, marketing, exports and imports, and agriculture inputs in Kyrgyzstan;
  • Support the preparation and implementation of relevant farm and household surveys related to organic agriculture needs assessment consisting on the formulation of sampling, the development of data collection tools (e.g. questionnaires), quality control of data entry and creation of databases;
  • Conduct quantitative data analysis, collation and validation;
  • Develop and implement formal procedures, tools, and standards for core data analytics processes;
  • Assist in collection and archiving of data, including market monitoring and analysis (short term and medium team);
  • Assist in programming and utilization of digital data collection tools and relevant open sources;
  • Assist in the development of market bulletin and other information products;
  • Design and implement training and other capacity building activities (such as food balance sheet, price tools and analysis, information analysis and market bulletin, and rapid market assessment);
  • Contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a needs assessment and market monitoring system;
  • Prepare a brief report summarizing findings, conclusions and recommendations.
  • Perform any other duties when required.

Minimum Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in Agriculture Economics, Statistics and Information system, or related field
  • Seven years of relevant experience in the areas of agriculture statistic production and information system development
  • Working knowledge of English and Russian
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
  • Extent and relevance of experience in agriculture information system, statistics and data analysis and management
  • Extent and relevance of experience in carrying out quantitative surveys and analysis of considerable complexity and implementing technical assistance projects related to national legislation, particularly in the area of organic agriculture
  • Extent and relevance of experience in writing clear and concise reports
  • Computer literacy of the STATA or SPSS software programs, Microsoft package including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and strong computer, report writing, and presentation skills
Closing date for applications 10 February 2020 before midnight.

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