Data Analysing and Reporting Specialist, Bangkok, Thailand

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Thailand

City: Bangkok

Office: FAO ROAP Bangkok

Closing date: Monday, 29 August 2022


Data Analysing and Reporting Specialist

Job Posting: 15/Aug/2022

Closure Date: 29/Aug/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : RAP

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Thailand-Bangkok

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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Organizational Setting

FAO’s Regional office for Asia and the Pacific (RAP) is responsible for ensuring FAO’s efforts to support countries and partners in the region with the preparation of effective responses to food and agricultural threats and crises. As part of these efforts FAO conducts a variety of regular and ad-hoc food security and agriculture livelihood data collection exercises across its members countries in the region.

Monitoring systems for agricultural livelihoods and food security in the context of various shocks in food crisis countries, consisting of periodic micro-data collection and analysis;
Ex-post assessments of the impacts of shocks on agricultural livelihoods and food and agriculture systems, using phased methodological approaches such as remote-sensing, damage & loss analyses, Post-Disaster Needs Assessments (PDNA), and other food security & livelihood surveys.

Climate Vulnerability and Risk Analysis, which are derived from historic baselines and recent additional data, analyzing critical risks and vulnerabilities to climate change in the agriculture sector and its livelihoods.

All of these assessment exercises generate large data sets and require excellent analysis and reporting support on regular basis.

The post can be located in various FAO country offices in Asia-Pacific or be homebased.

Reporting Lines

The Data Analysing and Reporting Specialist will report to the RAP Regional Senior Resilience Officer, under the technical supervision of the regional Needs Assessment advisor. S/he will work in close collaboration with other members of the Needs Assessment team at global, regional and country levels. S/he will develop linkages with other units, as relevant.

Technical Focus

The Data Analysing and Reporting Specialist is responsible for assisting decentralized assessment specialists on survey design, data collection and data analysis, as well as reporting and presentation of results. S/he is in charge of establishing, disseminating, and controlling technical standards applied to the monitoring system, and ad hoc impact assessments. S/he ensures minimum standards on reporting outline, FAO format and presentation of results.

Tasks and responsibilities

Contribute to the development of methodological documents, including guidance documents, Standard Operating Procedures, tools, and scripts, in relation to the different steps of the data cycle (questionnaire design, sample design, enumerators training, data quality control, performance analysis, weights, data cleaning, data analysis) for Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviews surveys and in-person surveys using Kobo;
Ensure that technical standards are applied in country surveys and alert on any issues;
Contribute to developing training materials / modalities and implementing training sessions in order to build the capacities of regional and country assessments specialists, and local partners, on the methodological materials;
Provide one-to-one technical support to regional and country assessment specialists on the use of the methodological materials, upon request;
Conduct quantitative data cleaning and analysis, upon request (country datasets, meta-analysis);
Assist in data management and archiving;
Contributes to the development of standard reporting formats and results visualization and presentation;
Ensure application of FAO Format Standards and editing procedures;
Supports overall reporting of survey findings, results and formulation of relevant recommendations.

Contribute to lessons learnt exercises on assessment processes and tools, and propose improvements;
Contribute to internal collaborations within the RAP team, including recurrent meetings, workshops, working groups and linkages with relevant units;
Undertake travel, if needed and possible, in support of country offices.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in Statistics, Agricultural Economics, Socio Economics, Food Security, Nutrition, or other relevant field.

At least 2 or 5 years of relevant experience in large-scale food security, agriculture or other relevant surveys using statistical software packages (R, STATA, SPSS, etc.) for category C and B respectively.

At least 2 or 5 years of relevant experience with the reporting, visualisation and presentation of results and recommendations from assessments, monitoring, and evaluations, using relevant software packages (Microsoft PowerPoint, Power Bi, Tableau, etc.) for category C and B respectively

Working knowledge (level C) of English required and limited knowledge (level B) of another FAO official language

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Able to work under pressure and adapt to an evolving and complex humanitarian context and within multidisciplinary and different cultural background teams;
Advanced skills in sample design, data quality control and data analysis;
Excellent command of R, STATA or SPSS, basic command of the other statistical software packages;
Working knowledge of digital data collection applications (in particular Kobo toolbox);
Excellent command of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, power Bi, Tableau or other reporting and visualization software;
Excellent command of the English language, and ability to write clear and concise reports in English.

Knowledge of key food security and agricultural livelihoods indicators;
Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems and dashboards;
Experience in training others on survey design, implementation, analysis and reporting;
Ability to solve problems and provide creative solutions;
Strong individual planning capacity.

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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