Senior Economist (Commodity Specialist), Rome, Italy
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
City: Rome, Italy
Office: FAO Rome
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Senior Economist (Commodity Specialist)
Job Posting: 26/Nov/2019
Closure Date: 17/Dec/2019, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : EST
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition : Professional
Grade Level : P-5
Primary Location: Italy-Rome
Duration : Fixed term: 2 years with possibility of extension
Post Number : 0090697
CCOG Code : 1L09
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The Trade and Markets Division monitors and analyses trends in international, regional and national agricultural commodity markets, collecting and disseminating comprehensive market and policy information concerning the major traded commodities and those important to food security. It also undertakes forward looking outlook studies. The Division analyses global issues that affect agricultural trade, including policy analysis of trade measures and agreements, and provides technical support and capacity building to member states in all these areas. Through its Global Information and Early Warning Service, the Division is also responsible for FAO’s early warnings on food shortfalls. The Division houses the secretariats of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP), nine Intergovernmental Commodity Groups (IGGs) and the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS).
The Senior Economist reports to the Director, Trade and Markets Division (EST).
The position will lead the work of the Trade and Markets Division on market monitoring and assessment and policy analysis related to raw materials and tropical and horticultural products, including the servicing of the Intergovernmental Commodity Groups (IGGs) hosted by EST.