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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (Chile). Knowledge and Information Management Officer, P-2. Open until 10th May 2010

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
PROFESSIONAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: 2304-RLC
Issued on: 15 March 2010
Deadline For Application: 10 May 2010
POSITION TITLE: KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION GRADE LEVEL: P-2
MANAGEMENT OFFICER DUTY STATION: Santiago, Chile
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: REGIONAL OFFICE FOR LATIN AMERICA DURATION *: Fixed Term: 3 years
AND THE CARIBBEAN (RLC) POST CODE/NO: C/2000765
CCOG CODE: 1A05
Applications from qualified women and nationals of non- and under-represented member countries are encouraged.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the overall management and administrative leadership of the Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative, RLC
and the technical guidance of the Director, Office of Knowledge Exchange Research and Extension (OEK), the incumbent will
participate in developing and strengthening of knowledge exchange and information systems available to stakeholders in FAO’s
Member countries in the region and in the international community associated with agricultural development, food security and
other relevant technical fields to the Organization, as well as ensuring their contribution and participatory efforts in FAO-related
activities with strong emphasis on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). In particular, the incumbent will:
• Participate in the exchange and dissemination of information on FAO, its policies, programmes and services in the Region;
• Participate in promoting participatory approaches on information management in the Region;
• Provide technical advice on and assist with the development of regional and national capacity for exchange of information
between stakeholders in food, agriculture, rural development and other fields of work;
• Prepare operational guidelines, mechanisms and procedures for enhancing information systems and exchange, in such as
websites and other corporate systems, thematic knowledge networks, e-conferencing and coordination of development and
maintenance of the RLC website;
• Participate in identifying regional issues and priorities and in formulation and implementation as well as evaluation of field
programme activities in the region related to the enhancement of information management capacities at national and regional
level;
• Support promotion of WAICENT strategic framework and FAO web based information/knowledge resources through relevant
channels and meetings in the region;
• Provide guidance to the Communication Unit responsible for divulging information on FAO activities in the Region;
• Perform other related duties as requested.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Candidates should meet the following:
▪ University degree in Agriculture or Information Management, or a field relevant to the work of the Organization
▪ Three years of relevant experience in development/implementation of electronic systems and/or information management
services for knowledge and information management, including working with web-based information systems and applications
▪ Working knowledge of Spanish and English
SELECTION CRITERIA
Candidates will be assessed against the following:
▪ Extent of familiarity with and experience in methodologies, processes, and systems for knowledge and information
management
▪ Extent of familiarity with approaches to knowledge exchange and information management by the principal agricultural
stakeholders in the Region
▪ Extent of experience in capacity building in knowledge and information management at national level
▪ Extent of familiarity with FAO and with the Organization’s policies and approaches for knowledge and information management
including use of digital technologies
▪ Extent of experience in supervising a team
▪ Extent 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
REMUNERATION
Level P-2 carries a net salary per year (inclusive of a variable element for post adjustment) from USD 67,153 to USD 80,680
(without dependants) and from USD 71,594 to USD 86,463 (with dependants)
TO APPLY: Carefully read and follow the Guidelines to applicants
Send your application to: V.A 2304-RLC
FAO United Nations - Shared Service Center - HR Unit
Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3241, Vitacura - Santiago
Fax No: +56 2 9232100
E-mail: RLC-VACANCIES@FAO.ORG
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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