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Statistician at FAO Hungary


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7 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Budapest
  • Grade: Mid level – P-4, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date: 2023-05-25


The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization is known as FAO. It is a specialized organization of the UN that focuses on global initiatives to end hunger through advancing agriculture. The goal of FAO is to promote sustainable agricultural development, enhance nutrition, and support the lives of rural communities in order to create a world free from hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. The FAO offers member nations technical assistance, gathers and disseminates data, and offers a venue for discussion on matters pertaining to food and agriculture. Additionally, FAO is in the forefront of global initiatives to promote sustainable agriculture and fight hunger and malnutrition.


  •  Programs and leads components of multidisciplinary teams and short-term work groups, leads and/or participates in Divisional teams, participates in Organization-wide committees, project teams and working groups and delivers specialized expertise on international technical networks and or technical policy and standard setting bodies.
  •  Coordinates the collection, review, processing and/or analysis of key social/economic/environmental indicators, based on either traditional statistical methods/sources or on unstructured sources and data science methods to support the delivery of financial and social development programmes of work whether focused on products, projects, publications or services.
  •  Designs and produces improved/updated technical, statistical and/or analytical tools, systems and databases.
  •  Designs and performs research, data collection, validation, analysis and/or reporting in support of the growth of technical standards, international instruments, innovative tools and methodologies to be used within the Organization or by external stakeholders.
  •  Corresponds the production of a variety of technical reports and provides input in flagship publications, technical documents, divisional publications and/or web pages.
  •  Coordinates and supplies responses to requests and provides technical and/or policy advice, assistance and solutions to Regional, Subregional and Country Offices including technical backstopping of field projects.
  •  Coordinates and supplies capacity development services, including the planning and organization of training workshops and seminars and the preparation of related information, materials, on-line tools and information kits.

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  •  Advanced university degree in statistics, economics, or a connected domain with training in statistics.
  •  Seven years of appropriate background in the production and analysis of food and agricultural statistics in national or international organizations, including field experience in statistical surveys and censuses.
  •  Working knowledge (proficient – level C) of English and limited knowledge (intermediate – level B) of another FAO authorized language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).


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