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- BY Nicole Pelette
The consultant leads the work of FAO on macro-economic indicators related to agriculture, and work in collaboration with other lead technical agencies like UN Statistics Division and OECD Secretariat to enhance availability of data from countries in FAOSTAT on indicators related to fishery, forestry, crop, livestock, and agro-industry sub-sectors, The consultancy position is housed in the Statistics Division of FAO but the incumbent interacts with wide cross-section of colleagues in other relevant technical divisions of FAO to support finalization of corporate documents for presentation in multilateral forum.
Under the overall direction of the Director of ESS and the supervision of the Economics Team Leader, the consultant will be responsible for maintaining and updating FAOSTAT Macro-Statistics Domain, including the Macro-Indicators, Deflators, and Capital Stock Databases. She/He will also lead, advise and coordinate on further methodological improvements, data extensions and stabilisation/maturation of this FAO statistical product.
The consultant will lead and be responsible for the update, analysis and dissemination of global FAO databases related to FAOSTAT Macro-Statistics domain, including the Macro-Indicators, Deflators, and Agriculture Capital Stock databases. As an ongoing effort, the consultant will also support the migration of the associated statistical processes onto the Statistical Working System (SWS) for automated statistical processing, and for enriching the database with country and indicator coverage. The consultant may be required to take lead on development of new and emerging domains related to macro-economic indicators or national income accounting.
Tasks and responsibilities
Activities of the consultant shall be organized around the following priority areas: update the Macro-Indicators, Deflators and Agriculture Capital Stock databases; and identify methodological issues and potential extensions, advise on methodological refinements and improvements, and implement agreed upon decisions in collaboration with lead UN agencies.
On the Macro-Indicators and Deflators databases, s/he will:
On the Agriculture Capital Stock (ACS) database, s/he will:
For all databases, s/he will also:
The work may involve missions to organizations responsible for maintaining secondary data sources, to build relationships, develop insights and present data development work and statistical analysis insights; to regional associations to provide updates and obtain advice and suggestions to improve the relevance and quality of the ESS statistics; and to countries to obtain data and provide training and technical capacity development.
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
Desirable: Hands on experience with compiling national accounts statistics.