Job Title: Junior Professional Officer, Biodiversity & Genetic Resources
Organisation: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
Location: Rome, Italy
Closing Date: 14 August 2020
Salary: Not Stated
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
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Provide technical and policy support on biodiversity for food and agriculture, and assist in the planning, development and implementation of programmes, projects, products and services in accordance with the Commission’s MYPOW.
Collection and analysis of information, data and statistics and project / meeting services to support programme projects, products and services.
Role and Responsibilities
Collects and analyses relevant technical, social, economic, environmental, institutional and technology related information, data and/or statistics to support the delivery of programme, projects, products and services;
Undertakes analysis, provides technical input for plans and reports and edits/revises technical/scientific documents;
Participates in the development of improved work methods, tools and systems;
Updates databases and web pages;
Participates on multi-disciplinary project/work teams;
Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organisation of workshops/seminars etc.;
Participates in the organisation, conduct and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the development/production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners.
Assists the Secretariat in implementing the Commission's Multi-year Programme of Work (available as an Annex to the Commission’s Session report), in particular:
(i) supports the development of documents on cross-cutting issues such as on biodiversity for food and agriculture, climate change, access and benefit sharing or "digital sequence information"; and
(ii) assists the Secretariat in liaising with FAO technical units in crop and livestock agriculture, forestry, and fisheries and aquaculture and the Office of the Chief Statistician in the development of inter-sessional activities;
Assists in the preparation of technical and inter-governmental meetings of the Commission, and of any preparatory processes that may be required;
Contributes to the day-to-day management of meetings, taking notes, serving committees that may be formed, and preparing draft reports;
Assists in the management and further development and maintenance of the Commission’s website;
Contributes to the development and management of the Commission’s information strategy;
Supports the Secretariat in monitoring policy developments regarding biodiversity and genetic resources or food and agriculture in other relevant international intergovernmental organizations;
Supports the Secretariat in establishing and maintaining partnerships with relevant international organizations, both inter-governmental and non-governmental, including the Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research
Performs other related duties as required.
Experience and Qualifications
Master’s degree in agricultural or biological sciences, social or socio-political sciences, or international relations, preferably with some specialization in biodiversity for food and agriculture;
Three years of relevant experience in analysing scientific and related policy questions, conducting research and writing reports, preferably in the field of biodiversity and genetic resources for food and agriculture (animal, plant, aquatic, forestry, microbial and invertebrate) or the impact of drivers (e.g. climate change) or regulation, or related fields;
Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
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