Research Analyst

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Pakistan

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
12th September, 2019

Job Description

The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO Representative, is to assist governments to develop policies, programmes and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and to use their environmental and natural resources in a sustainable manner.

Reporting Lines

Under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative in Pakistan, the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme) and in close coordination with Statistician and National Focal Point for Food Security and Nutrition Information System, the Research Analyst will undertake the following duties:

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Study and analyse available literature and reports on Food Security and Nutrition Information System (FSNIS), Global Food Outlook and Agricultural Outlook
  • Analyse secondary data related to food security, nutrition, food prices, and agriculture
  • Prepare analytical products of FSNIS especially focussing on National Food Outlook Reports in close collaboration with FSNIS stakeholders
  • Contribute in capacity building and facilitate organization of trainings related to FSNIS analytical products
  • Facilitate organization of meetings andworkshops related to FSNIS analytical products
  • Perform any other tasks related to FSNIS


Minimum Requirements:

  • Post-graduate or equivalent degree in: Agricultural Economics, Economics, or Econometrics
  • Minimum three years of working experience with UN and/or other international or national organizations
  • Working knowledge of EnglishNational of Pakistan

FAO Core Competencies:

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills:

  • Good interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs etc);
  • Experience in the preparation of technical and policy reports, guidelines and manuals
  • Proficient in using advance statistical tools like SPSS, STATA etc
  • Proficient in applying appropriate econometric models for time-series and cross-sectional data
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Computer skills in Office Applications including Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point
  • Ability as well as experience to engage professionally with a wide range of stakeholders and people of different national and cultural backgrounds and have strong communication skills and strong spirit of teamwork.
  • Willing to undertake filed visits in accordance with FAO travel standards, if required.


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