Agricultural Census Support Specialist, Saint Lucia

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

Country: Saint Lucia

City: Castries, Saint Lucia

Office: FAO in Castries, Saint Lucia

Closing date: Friday, 26 February 2021


Agricultural Census Support Specialist - St. Lucia

Job Posting: 12/Feb/2021

Closure Date: 26/Feb/2021, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : SLC

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Saint Lucia

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

Organizational Setting

The 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 the Latin America and the Caribbean (RLC).

Reporting Lines

The Agricultural Census Support Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the Sub-Regional Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Lead Technical Officer - Sub-regional Statistician. He/she will work in close collaboration with the FAO International Consultant and the Agricultural Census Project Focal Point for the Government of St. Lucia.

Technical Focus

The position focuses on supporting the agricultural census planning in St. Lucia through the technical cooperation programme entitled "Technical Support to Prepare the Upcoming Agricultural Census in Saint Lucia in 2022".

Tasks and responsibilities

The Specialist will be responsible for the following tasks:

Support FAO technical missions and International consultants in facilitating the census activities;
Support FAO International Consultants in preparing a full-fledge census project document and the development of the census methodology and instruments;
Support the work of International Consultants and visiting FAO staff and take follow-up actions;
Be responsible for sourcing data and information directly from the primary target groups, stakeholders and partners of the project;
Follow-up on FAO correspondence and other matters related to the agricultural census with the Government;
Organize stakeholders workshops and consultation meetings with experts and partner departments to evaluate the plan of the agricultural census;
Support the Government through Donor’s meetings for commitments of funding of the agricultural census;
Review the existing national legal framework governing statistical activities;
Prepare progress reports of project activities including major achievements and problems in project implementation, and end of project report;
Perform any other duties to assure successful implementation of the project.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Statistics, Agricultural Economics or closely related technical field.

At least 7 years of relevant working experience in project formulation and coordination, including experience in planning censuses or surveys.

Working knowledge of English.

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National of St. Lucia or resident in the country with a regular work permit.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Experience working in the agricultural sector, including fisheries will be an asset.

Experience in the formulation of technical assistance projects, provision of technical support and preparation/implementation of capacity building in the field of agriculture.

Experience in conducting quantitative analyses, analytical studies and methodological research in agriculture.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Prior experience in statistics in St. Lucia.

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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