Economic Analyst Specialists, Bridgetown, Barbados
Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
City: Bridgetown, Barbados
Office: FAO in Bridgetown
Closing date: Wednesday, 16 December 2020
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST - VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT : 2002103
ECONOMIC ANALYST SPECIALISTS
Job Posting: 17/Sep/2020
Closure Date: 16/Dec/2020, 10:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit : SLC
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level : N/A
Primary Location: Barbados-Bridgetown
Duration : 3 months
Post Number : N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
FAO’s Sub-regional Office for the Caribbean (SLC) is responsible for developing, promoting, overseeing and implementing agreed strategies for addressing sub-regional food, agriculture and rural development priorities. It develops and maintains relations with sub-region-wide institutions including Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs). The Sub-regional Office is a subsidiary of FAO’s Regional Office for SLC.
SLC is located in Barbados and is responsible for 13 countries of the Sub-region. SLC houses the FAO Country Office for Barbados and the other 6 OECS (Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States) countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis and St Vincent and the Grenadines).
The Consultant reports directly to the relevant Officer within SLC/RLC and is under the overall supervision of the Sub-regional Coordinator, SLC.
The objective of the Consultant is to provide FAO with economic and policy analysis to enhance the FAO guidance and technical programme planning for the development of agri-food system in the Caribbean sub-region and its work in promoting the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through the Sustainable Development Goals.
Tasks and responsibilities
The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. In general, assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include a number of the following elements depending on the assignment and the expertise of the Consultant: Economic Research
Conduct economic research and other data gathering to support an evidence-based approach to decision-making at the national and regional levels.
Use appropriate economic models and analysis tools to appraise various policy and intervention instruments around the SLC/RLCs areas of work,
Systemise, analyse and present coherently research findings on possible strategic investments to support the project pipeline
Preparation of Technical Papers
Contribute to the thought-process towards the development of agri-food system innovative financing mechanisms
Support multi-disciplinary teams in the conceptualisation and development of technical interventions to assist countries in building their agri-food system resilience
Contribute to other relevant studies, publications and analyses, knowledge products and dissemination materials related to SLC/RLCs areas of work, including guidelines, capacity building and training material as required.
Identify key policy, regulatory and capacity constraints affecting regional agricultural development
Participation in Strategic Meetings
Participate in ‚think tanks‘ and generate policy recommendations to resolve issues affecting inter alia; food and nutrition security, intra-regional trade
Advise sub-regional coordinator on critical issues and represent FAO, when needed, in national technical meetings.
Collaborate with relevant intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations, in areas of mutual interest
Any other duties related to SLC/RLC areas of work
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Development Finance or any other related degree.
At least 5 years of relevant experience in performing economic analysis to support policy development in the Caribbean SIDS
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French or Spanish for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English is sufficient for PSA.SBS.
FAO Core Competencies
Tags agricultural development agricultural economics continuous improvement development finance economic analysis economic integration economic research financial instruments food and nutrition intergovernmental organizations knowledge products knowledge sharing nutrition security programme planning rural development sustainable development sustainable development goals transparency
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Experience in carrying out econometric analysis
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience performing economic analytical assignments
Experience in public policy preparation and evaluation
Experience with agri-food systems development and demonstrated familiarity with the private sector
Good report writing skills
Experience with Agriculture sector development
Ability to effectively use standard office software, such as MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point)
Extent and relevance of experience with econometric analysis
Extent and relevance of experience in providing analytical support to Agriculture sector development
Extent of experience in public policy preparation and evaluation
Experience in the design of financial instruments
Extent of experience with private sector engagement
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.
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HOW TO APPLY
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