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FAO recruiting Fishery and Aquaculture Economist


Rome, Italy, 08 March 2019

Organizational Setting

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department promotes policies and strategies aiming at the sustainable and responsible development of fisheries and aquaculture in inland and marine waters. For this purpose, the Statistics and Information Branch (FIAS) is responsible for the collection, compilation, validation, analysis and dissemination of reliable and up-to-date information on all aspects of world fisheries and aquaculture sectors. FIAS also coordinates the development of international standards for fishery and aquaculture statistics and supports partnership arrangements for the collation, sharing and dissemination of information.

International consultants and PSAs represent an important source of expertise for FAO, making their specialist contributions across the globe towards the achievement of the Organization's strategic objectives. For FAO to be able to attract and employ the best possible experts in the wide range of technical areas of its mandate, a competitive selection process has been introduced. This process is intended to create a pool of candidates which can be called upon when their expertise is required, ensuring a transparent and rigorous selection process. Inclusion in the database does not guarantee a contract with FIA or other FAO units. Applications will be maintained in the database for a period of two years. The exact contractual arrangements pertaining to each consultancy will be determined as appropriate to the nature of that particular consultancy. These assignments do not carry any expectation of, or imply any right to, further extension, renewal or conversion to any other appointment.

Technical Focus

The Consultant or PSA will work as part of a team to conduct activities, research and analysis on issues related to fisheries and aquaculture statistics and economics, in line with FAO's Strategic Framework.

Tasks and responsibilities

The tasks and responsibilities of each selected Consultant or PSA will be defined in the Terms of Reference for the specific assignment. The focus, tasks and responsibilities for each work area's consultants may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain and further develop the FAO fish model and collaborate in the work on fishery and aquaculture outlook projections based on the FAO fish model;

  • Collaborate in the drafting of the fish and seafood chapter included in the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook publication;

  • Collaborate in the preparation of the finalization of the FAO fish model publication;

  • Contribute to the provision of substantive technical inputs and analysis to relevant studies, publications, knowledge products and dissemination materials related to FIAS areas of work, including guidelines, manuals, research papers, capacity building and training materials, and related websites;

  • Collaborate in the establishment, implementation and maintenance of socio-economic data collection programmes;

  • Undertake analysis of complex data, including household or census surveys and/or socio-economic statistics;

  • Perform other related duties as required.

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