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Locust Officer (Information Analysis)

Reference /0422444  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Rome, Italy
Salary Additional Information US$ 78,373 US$ 96,354 (without dependants) and from US$ 83,555 to US$ 103,261 (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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Under the overall supervision of the Chief, AGPP and the immediate supervision of the Agricultural Officer (Migratory Pests), will participate in the daily operation of the Desert Locust Information Service (DLIS). In particular, the incumbent will:

  • use a geographic information system to enter, summarize and archive locust, environmental, rainfall and meteorological data received from affected countries;
  • participate in the analysis of locust and environmental data in order to assess the locust situation and environmental conditions;
  • prepare inputs for the monthly Desert Locust Bulletin;
  • assist in the customization and innovation of the geographic information systems used for locust data management and early warning;
  • liaise with FAO staff and national locust control units to improve data collection and reporting in a sustainable manner;
  • closely collaborate with the Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division (NRC) to ensure that corporate standards for spatial information and information sharing are applied, and ensure effective information exchange with other FAO programmes related to spatial information;
  • perform other related duties as required.

Candidates should meet the following:

  • University Degree in Natural Sciences or related field with academic specialization in Geographical Information Systems
  • Three years of relevant experience related to spatial analysis of point data and customization of GIS applications;
  • Working knowledge of English and French

Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze spatial point data using a geographic information system
  • Extent of experience in customization of GIS applications
  • Depth of knowledge of data management
  • Quality of both oral and written communication skills in the required languages
  • Initiative, maturity and sense of responsibility and ability to work under pressure

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-2 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from US$ 78,373 US$ 96,354 (without dependants) and from US$ 83,555 to US$ 103,261 (with dependants)

TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants

Send your application to:

V.A 2062-AGP
Chief, AGPP
FAO Via delle Terme di Caracalla 00100 Rome ITALY
Fax No: +39 06 570 056347

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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