The Markets and Trade Division (EST) focuses on global issues that affect agricultural trade and markets, including policy analysis of trade measures and agreements, and their implications for food security and development. The Division is responsible for the publication of the FAO flagship report The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) and houses the Global Information and Early Warning System, and the Secretariats of the FAO Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP), nine Intergovernmental Commodity Groups (IGGs) and the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS).
The post is located in FAO Headquarters in Rome, in the Commodity Markets and Development (CMD) Team, Markets and Trade Division. The Team undertakes research on the linkages of trade and development, leads the technical engagement of FAO in the work of plurilateral intergovernmental forums such as the G20 and the G7, and is responsible for the preparation of The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets flagship report.
The Consultant reports to the Team Leader, Commodity Markets and Development Team, under the overall guidance of the Division Director.
The Consultant will conduct research and analysis on emerging issues, their impacts on global and domestic agricultural markets and the related implications on food security and nutrition and development. Drawing from this analyses and broader FAO knowledge, the Consultant will contribute to policy reports (including The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets flagship report) that aim at facilitating the understanding of, and dialogue on the impacts of emerging issues and policy decisions by Members.
Tasks and responsibilities
The assigned tasks and responsibilities related to this area of work include the following:
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
FAO Core Competencies
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