Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)

Location:
Multiple locations
Industry Sector:
International Public Sector
Type of contract:
Contract
Salary:
Competitive

Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)

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Investment Support Officer (multiple specializations)

Key Functions
  • Participates in multidisciplinary teams to assist governments in the identification and preparation of investment operations in the fields of food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing, and participates in pre-appraisal and appraisal missions.
  • Supports the implementation of investment operations and the preparation of final evaluation.
  • Participates in the preparation of food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing studies and strategies, in the formulation of national sector and/or sub-sector investment plans and programmes.
  • Assist in capacity development activities in the areas of for food security, agriculture, rural development, natural resource management and agro-processing investment support to government staff, non-state actors and private sector organizations.
  • Prepares reports in accordance with governments and financing partners’ requirements.
  • Supports knowledge sharing and best practices at international meetings and conferences, and interacts with international and national partners.
  • Maintains relationships with relevant Strategic Programmes, FAO Technical Units and Decentralised Offices in order to ensure best synergies between investment, policy and innovation work in support to member countries.
  • Supports resource mobilization activities in accordance with the FAO Corporate strategy.
Minimum Requirements
  • Advanced university degree in economics, agricultural economics, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, agribusiness management, natural resource management, irrigation and drainage engineering, rural infrastructure engineering, social sciences or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience in conducting agricultural/rural sector/subsector analytical studies, and/or in planning, design, supervision of agricultural and rural investment operations, including elaboration of feasibility studies and implementation of agricultural and rural investment operations in developing countries and/or countries in transition.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

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