Economic Analyst Specielists

Food and Agriculture Organization, Bridgetown, Barbados

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th December, 2020

Job Description

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. In general, assigned tasks and responsibilities will normally include a number of the following elements depending on the assignment and the expertise of the Consultant:

Economic Research

  • Conduct economic research and other data gathering to support an evidence-based approach to decision-making at the national and regional levels.
  • Use appropriate economic models and analysis tools to appraise various policy and intervention instruments around the SLC/RLCs areas of work,
  • Systemise, analyse and present coherently research findings on possible strategic investments to support the project pipeline

Preparation of Technical Papers

  • Contribute to the thought-process towards the development of agri-food system innovative financing mechanisms
  • Support multi-disciplinary teams in the conceptualisation and development of technical interventions to assist countries in building their agri-food system resilience
  • Contribute to other relevant studies, publications and analyses, knowledge products and dissemination materials related to SLC/RLCs areas of work, including guidelines, capacity building and training material as required.
  • Identify key policy, regulatory and capacity constraints affecting regional agricultural development
  • Participation in Strategic Meetings
  • Participate in ‘think tanks’ and generate policy recommendations to resolve issues affecting inter alia; food and nutrition security, intra-regional trade
  • Advise sub-regional coordinator on critical issues and represent FAO, when needed, in national technical meetings.
  • Collaborate with relevant intergovernmental organizations, and non-governmental organizations, in areas of mutual interest
  • Any other duties related to SLC/RLC areas of work


Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced university degree in Agricultural Economics, Development Economics, Development Finance or any other related degree.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in performing economic analysis to support policy development in the Caribbean SIDS
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of French or Spanish for COF.REG. Working knowledge of English is sufficient for PSA.SBS.



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