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Livestock Policy Officer (Environmental Policy)

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Rome, Italy
Salary Additional Information US$ 94,072 US$ 121,060 (without dependants) and from US$ 100,780 to US$ 130,154 (with dependants)
Salary Range 80,000 - 120,999
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/09/2008
Company Name Food and Agriculture Organisation
Contact Name
Email AGPP-Chief@fao.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Also Listing:
Professional Vacancy Announcement No: 2061-AGA
Deadline For Application: 10 September 2008
Position TitleLivestock Policy Officer (Environmental Policy)
Duty StationRome, Italy
Grade LevelP-3
DurationFixed term: 3 years
CCOG Code:1E02
Organizational Unit Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, AGAL
Animal Production and Health Division, AGA
Agriculture & Consumer Protection Department, AG


Under the general supervision of the Chief, AGAL, and in collaboration with staff working on the programme related to Livestock, Natural Resources and Climate Change, the incumbent will participate in the analysis and development of environmental policies related to the livestock sector. In particular, will:

  • conduct quantitative policy analysis to assist the development of public livestock policy frameworks at national and international level, with focus on the mitigation of environmental impacts:
  • assist in developing economic models to analyse environmental policies at aggregated (global/regional) level, as well as disaggregated level, and where appropriate coupled with geographical information systems;
  • develop sets of criteria for the ex-ante assessment of policy instruments, including costs of enforcement and monitoring, costs of compliance and effects on commodity prices, consumption levels, competitiveness and equity;
  • consolidate economic and environmental databases, design and conduct household surveys;
  • assist in the ex-ante assessment of policy instruments, including regulatory, market-based and voluntary measures;
  • Participate in the formulation of policy and technology options for efficient, socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable livestock production;
  • Liaise with the Divisional information officer to establish a communication plan on Livestock and Environment related issues and follow-up plan’s implementation;
  • Prepare documentation for, and participate in the organization and implementation of trainings, meetings and workshops on livestock policy;
  • Prepare background information and draft technical papers for discussion and/or publication;
  • Perform other related duties as required.


Candidates should meet the following:

  • Advanced University Degree in Economics, Environmental or Agricultural Economics
  • Five years of relevant experience in agricultural or environmental policy analysis and formulation
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of on of the other two


Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Depth of familiarity with economic modelling and in particular Partial-Equilibrium and General-Equilibrium Models
  • Extent of experience in the analysis and formulation of environmental policies for the agricultural sector
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse complex agriculture-environment issues from an economic, social and environmental point of view
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills

Please note that all candidates should possess computer/word processing skills and should be capable of working with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
* The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments.


Level P-3 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from US$ 94,072 US$ 121,060 (without dependants) and from US$ 100,780 to US$ 130,154 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

V.A 2061-AGA
Chief, AGAL
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 570 055749

This vacancy is open to male and female candidates. Applications from qualified women candidates and applications from qualified candidates from non/under-represented member states are encouraged. Please note that FAO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director-General and may be assigned to any activities or office of the organization.


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