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FAO Is Hiring National Agricultural Statistics Specialist In Nigeria 2024| Apply Online



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The main aim of the FAO country offices, which are headed by an FAO representative, is to assist governments in developing policies, programs, and projects to achieve food security and reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries, and forestry sectors and to use their environmental and natural resources sustainably to ensure zero hunger in the country

FAO Is Hiring a National Agricultural Statistics Specialist In Nigeria 2024

FAO in Nigeria will be assembling a survey team to implement two important statistical capacity development projects, namely: 1) the second phase of the Global Strategy to improve Agricultural Rural Statistics (GSARS II), and 2) the 50×2030 initiative through farm-based modular survey models. The GSARS II will support the implementation of the 50×2030 initiative as preliminary investments for implementing integrated surveys through technical assistance and training. 

Reporting Lines

Under the general supervision of the FAO Representative in Nigeria and the direct supervision of the Assistant FAOR Programmes (AFAOR-P) and the Coordinator of the Surveys team of the FAO Statistical Division in Rome, the consultant will work i) as a focal point for the implementation of the two projects implemented with the support technician of the FAO Statistical Division in Nigeria: the 50×2030 initiative and the Global Strategy for Improving Agricultural and Rural Statistics and ii) as support for the operations unit in areas linked to monitoring the tools used and operational planning, answering the following tasks within the 50×2030 and GSARS-II projects and the Operations Unit of the FAO Representation in Nigeria.

The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (Directorate of Agricultural and Environmental Statistics), the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (FMAFS), and the FAO Survey Team towards the implementation of the work plans jointly identified by the two institutions. In particular, s/he is expected to accomplish the following tasks:

Technical Focus

Support FAO Nigeria in providing technical assistance (TA) for the preparation and implementation of the National Agricultural Sample Census (NASC). The NASC is the first agricultural sample census conducted in the country for nearly 30 years and fills a critical gap in the national statistical system. Given the expansive nature of conducting an agricultural census, the country, and more specifically the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), need technical assistance to implement and analyze the NASC according to international standard

Tasks and responsibilities

•    Support in the organization and logistics of meetings, preparation of agendas, preparation of informative notes, and ensuring the participation of interested parties in online and in-person meetings.
•    Support in the preparation and conduct of international expert missions and GSARS training on AGPROD and INDICATORS packages and 50 x 2030 Initiative planning,
•    Participate in all technical and coordination meetings of both projects and prepare summary notes.
•    Contribute to the organization of the dissemination event of NASC 2022 data (Information and Communication Technologies aspects) and computation of Indicators (CAADP).
•    Support in organizing regular project coordination meetings and other engagements, managing invitations, mobilizing participants, supporting the preparation of meeting notes, and ensuring follow-up on required action points.

•    Advise the FAO Representation on matters relating to agricultural, food security data, and statistics and contribute to the preparation of technical elements for briefs, reports, FAOR speaking points, concept notes, and other relevant documents from time to time, liaise with other projects in the domain of agricultural development.
•    Represent the FAO Country Office in relevant coordination platforms and technical working groups at the country level.
•    Identify the critical technical limitation of the NBS and FMAFS related to agricultural statistics for planning future technical assistance.

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• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, and complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military, and police records to ascertain any information that may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered

• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks, and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case, FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your online profile
•  We encourage applicants to apply well before the deadline date.

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