Agribusiness & Market Analyst, Home-Based

Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Country: Home-based

Closing date: Thursday, 21 January 2021


Agribusiness & Market Analyst

Job Posting: 07/Jan/2021

Closure Date: 21/Jan/2021, 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: Home-Based

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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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

Organizational Setting

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 Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC) The SLC is located in Barbados and is responsible for Barbados and the OECS (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). The Consultant will be based in Jamaica and work from the FAO office in Kingston.

Reporting Lines

The Agribusiness & Market Analyst will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Sub-Regional Coordinator for the Caribbean Island region and the direct guidance of the FAO SLC Trade and Markets Officer.

Technical Focus

The Agribusiness & Market Analyst will provide administrative and technical support to the FAO’s Value Chain Development (VCD) project and COVID-19 response project. S/he will undertake data cleaning, analysis and visualization of market data across various countries. S/he will provide support in business modelling and financial accounting of project proposals. S/he will also provide support on the coordination of regional project, prepare agenda and keep minutes of meetings and events.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Caribbean and the technical supervision of the FAO SLC Trade and Markets Officer, the Agribusiness & Market Analyst will provide administrative and technical support to FAO’s Value Chain Development and Agribusiness team and support the regional implementation of the applied methodology to promote sustainable and inclusive agricultural industries in the Caribbean.

Specifically, the Agribusiness & Market Analyst will:

Undertake desk research and market analysis on agricultural value chains across the region including market and supply side assessments of identified products;
Undertake data cleaning, analysis and visualization and prepare presentations;
Support the development, implementation and analysis of surveys including cost of production;
Support the preparation of business models, industry development plans and investment proposals for identified opportunities;
Provide support in the preparation and delivery of training modules for value chain development and business modelling;
Support the development of quantitative monitoring and evaluation databases to strengthen data collection to track and guide VCD implementation activities;
Provide logistical and coordination support to ongoing project and programme activities;
Provide logistical and planning support for FAO technical events and workshops including communications and outreach material;
Provide support in the development of communications and visibility activities for FAO’s VCD methodology and other related activities;
Provide other technical inputs and advise on further development of the applied methodology as agreed;
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Other tasks as may be required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in agricultural economics, business administration, finance, economics, social science or a related field;
At least one year of relevant working experience. Work experience in the private sector in the agricultural sector would be an asset.

Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian) for Consultants. Working knowledge of English for PSA.SBS

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Strong knowledge of Excel, data management, other statistical analyses and PowerPoint tools;
Good knowledge of data analysis and visualization using Tableau, Power BI, Excel or other business data analysis tools.

Basic knowledge of management accounting

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


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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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