Dashboard Developer, Rome, Italy

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

Country: Italy

City: Rome

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023


Dashboard Developer

Job Posting: 20/Dec/2022

Closure Date: 31/Jan/2023, 10:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSI

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : 11 Months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Information Technology Division (CSI) is responsible for all IT activities within the Organization. CSI performs on behalf of the Organization the following critical roles: defining FAO IT policies and providing strategic advice on IT architecture and standards, governance, policy and operational matters while monitoring organizational compliance; defining the mechanisms for managing FAO’s information and data; protecting FAO’s information assets and ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability; ensuring provision of IT services that are core for the Organization’s global operations and supporting the information and business processes; coordinating organization-wide IT activities in order to reduce duplication and fragmentation and to increase integration of information data, systems and platforms, mobilizing IT resources from across the Organization.

Fighting against hunger requires the best and most innovative software developers, committed to change the world for the most vulnerable people. The consultant has to be comfortable working under high pressure in a rapid-changing environment, being a self-learner and independent person. Reporting Lines The Software Developer reports to a software development technical team leader under the overall direction of the Senior Software Development Officer.

Reporting Lines

The Dashboard Developer reports to the Senior Information technology Officers.

Technical Focus

In order to set up dashboards with needed back and front end functionality, the Dashboard Developer will complete the full spectrum of duties:

Developing and supporting dashboards, data visualisation and analytic applications using Tableau.

Developing, documenting and supporting reusable data visualisation components and widgets.

Master data management in Tableau and data documentation (metadata).

Data identification, retrieval, processing, cleansing, modelling and publication (manual and automated) for dashboards.

Data integration with Tableau including live feeds/federated data.

Design effective visualizations of analytics with good story line.

User guide, technical documentation and training.

Communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Dashboard Developer will perform the following duties:

Participate in an agile multi-disciplinary team that delivers real solutions of data visulization in short time.

Prepare data for dashboards including data-modelling and necessary data cleansing.

Develop publication quality comprehensive and interoperable dashboards registered and with compliant metadata.

Maintain and update the published dashboards.

Mainstream dashboarding best practices and innovative techniques.

Identify core and most suitable data and surrogates.

Review data quality and methodological approaches.

Build dashboarding and widget models.

Prepare evidence-based reports to support dashboarding analysis.


Minimum Requirements

For Consultants: - University degree in Computer Science, Information systems, Monitoring and Evaluation methods, IT engineering or Professional Software Engineering, Data Science. - At least 1 year of relevant experience. - Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge (level B) of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian.

For PSA:

- University Degree or equivalent technical experience in the subject. - At least 1 year of relevant experience. - Working knowledge (level C) of English, French or Spanish

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Strong knowledge of data-related end-user applications (e.g. Excel, Google Sheets)

Alternative dashboarding, data visualisation and reporting tools and products.

GIS and geospatial tools and techniques.

Programming in Python and/or R

Familiarity with the Google Cloud Platform.

Statistics and statistical skills.

Web development experience.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Self-learner and independent

Demonstrable ability to implement solutions to complex problems in front end, back end and mobile platforms.

Experience in the profiles of software developer, project lead or project support.

Deep knowledge and skill in programming techniques, technologies and frameworks

Experience in designing mobile & cloud first architectures

Familiarity with defensive and secure programming techniques

Knowledge of internet and web protocols and standards.

Desirable knowledge of software development best practices including version and release management, continuous test, integration and delivery.

Knowledge in test-driven development, agile methodologies, cloud architectures, APIs and/or DevOps; is desirable and could be a key differentiator.

Ability to advise decision-makers on project management, financials and administrative issues.

Ability to communicate effectively.

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

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application

Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered

Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1671566098655