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Knowledge and Information Management Officer (P-3)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations



Issued on: 7 August 2013

Deadline For Application: 4 September 2013

POSITION TITLE: Knowledge and Information Management Officer



ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Investment Centre Division, TCI

DURATION .: Fixed-term: 2 years

Technical Cooperation Department, TC

POST CODE/NO: 0017744


Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization


The Investment Centre Division (TCI) promotes investment in agriculture and rural development in developing countries and countries in transition, assisting governments, international financing institutions (IFIs) and other development partners with the strategic planning and implementation of their investments to achieve growth, poverty alleviation, food security and nutrition goals.

Under the supervision of the Director, TCI, and in close collaboration with the Principal and Senior Advisers, the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Division’s knowledge and information management activities in the area of food security and nutrition, agriculture and rural development (FSNARD). In particular, the incumbent will:

ensure efficient information management of divisional activities;
prepare and coordinate the updating of divisional briefs on FAO investment support;
coordinate the editing and production of publications and other information materials (leaflets, brochures, etc.);
oversee the update of statistics on divisional contributions to investment operations;
manage and update the relevant FAO Web pages on investment support;
coordinate divisional communication activities;
support the development and coordination of knowledge sharing events;
represent the Division in working groups, task forces and other fora concerned with knowledge information management and communication;
perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should meet the following:

University degree in information science, communication, business administration or other fields related to the work of the Organization

Five years of relevant experience in either, or a combination of, knowledge management, information management, and communication

Working knowledge of two languages, English and either French or Spanish


Candidates will be assessed against the following:

Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing including demonstrated reporting skills in English

Extent of experience in knowledge management and knowledge sharing approaches and practices

Knowledge of good editorial and publishing practices

Extent and relevance of experience in the use of information and knowledge management systems

Extent of knowledge of international financing institutions in the area of FSNARD and familiarity with sources of information on this topic

Knowledge of other official languages would be an asset

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments


A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link: http://icsc.un.org/

To apply: visit the iRecruitment website at


and complete the on-line application

In order for your application to be properly evaluated, please ensure that all sections of the on-line application are completed.

Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.


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