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Nutrition and Food System Officer Vacancy at FAO, Italy

Nutrition and Food System Officer Vacancy at FAO, Italy

Country: Italy
City: Rome
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The FAO (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations) announces vacancy for energetic enthusiastic Nutrition and Food System Officer in Itlay. The individual will be part of the organization that has the aim of alleviating hunger from the world.  The Nutrition and Food Systems Officer reports to the Senior Food Systems Officer, Food Loss, and Waste, and under the overall guidance of the Director of the Division.

Position summary

The incumbent will provide technical support in the preparation and implementation of the program of work in the area of food loss and waste reduction. This will include work on post-harvest systems management, food loss and waste reduction, food processing and preservation, quality assurance and value addition.

In particular, the Nutrition and Food System Officer will do the following duties

  • Researches and analyses [agricultural, economic, trade, market, social, environmental, nutrition/food composition and/or gender related] data, statistics, and information to provide technical, statistical and/or policy-related information and also analysis to support the delivery of economic and social development programs work, products, projects, publications, and services.
  • Produces a variety of technical reports and input for technical documents, Departmental publications and/or web pages.
  • Provides technical, statistical, and/or analytical services on various studies, projects, and/or assessments as well as provides technical backstopping to field projects.
  • Participates in the development of improved/updated technical, statistical and/or analytical tools, methodologies, systems, databases, and/or key social/ economic/ environmental/ nutritional and/or early warning indicators, etc.
  • Similarly, s/he participates in multi-disciplinary teams and also collaborates with other departments and agencies on workgroups and committees and promotes best practices.
  • Collaborates in capacity development activities involving the planning and organizing of training workshops, seminars, and major meetings and the preparation of related information, materials, online tools, and information kits.
  • Promotes knowledge sharing and best practices at international meetings and conferences and influences partners in stakeholder consultations.
  • Furthermore, s/he participate in resource mobilization activities.

Minimum requirements 

In order to be eligible for this vacancy of Nutrition and Food System Officer at FAO, candidates must have

  • Advanced university degree in food/agricultural engineering; food science, food technology or a closely related subject.
  • In addition to that, five years of relevant experience in the development of food and agricultural industries.
  • Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

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FAO encourages a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes:

  • elements of family-friendly policies
  • flexible working arrangements
  • standards of conduct.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline27 December,2019
Company NameFood and Agricultural Organization



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