The Digitalization and Informatics Division (CSI) is responsible for all information technology (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.
CSI manages the Hand-in-Hand Geospatial Platform for the interest of the Organization. The platform is the collaborative result of various units in FAO as well as external collaborators, and it is a successful model of data sharing and data federation for digital transformation in food and agriculture. An enhanced data platform will benefit FAO digitalization and digital transformation to fulfill FAO’s mandate in fighting hunger and poverty and to realize UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The post of Senior Information Technology Officer (Agri-Data Platform Lead) is located in the Digitalization and Informatics Division (CSI) at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.
The Senior Information Technology Officer (Agri-Data Platform Lead) reports to the Director, CSI and within work-planning and resource-allocation coordination provided by the Deputy Director, CSI.
The Senior Information Technology Officer (Agri-Data Platform Lead) is responsible for the delivery and management of the agri-data platforms, digital solutions, services and digital public goods that support the Organization in accomplishing the technical programme at the global and country level. The incumbent will act as technical lead and project manager for the initiatives related, but not limited to, data integration, data federation, data engineering, data modelling and data visualization applications, working closely with IT management and FAO business units to ensure consistency of project execution with the Organization's strategic vision and enterprise data and IT architecture, and ensuring that it meets the Organization's priorities.
Candidates Will Be Assessed Against The Following: