Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 1118
Date Posted:May 9, 2022
Closing Date:May 23, 2022
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Statistics,Economic Growth,Agriculture,Data Management,Communication,Computer Science
Salary Range:As per company salary scale
Years of Experience:5 - 7 Years
Contract Duration:6 month(s)
Possibility of Contract Extension: Yes
Contract Type:Service Contract
Probation Period:3 months
Required Languages:Dari,Pashto,English

About Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:


Organizational Setting

FAO Afghanistan is investing, across all 34 provinces, in resilience reinforcing actions that focus on protecting agriculture livelihoods and local ecosystems, boosting local production of nutritious foods and cash incomes, and safeguarding critical agriculture sectoral development gains achieved over the past couple of decades through revitalizing rural markets and economy. In 2022-2023, FAO will, under the life-saving assistance Outcome (1) of the UN Transitional Engagement Framework (TEF), focus on the following four priority actions: (i) Safeguarding Wheat Seed Security, (ii) Enhancing Local Production of Nutritious Food, (iii) Livestock Protection and Dairy Sector Support, and (iv) Restoring Irrigation Structures to Boost Cash Incomes. Additionally, FAO will contribute toward resilience-building activities under Outcome 2 of the TEF. 

Job Summary:

Technical Focus

The position will support the FAO Afghanistan MEAL team to ensure the availability of reliable, high-quality data to monitor and report against FAO Afghanistan’s programme. In strong collaboration with the MEAL and Programming colleagues, the Database Management Specialist will play an important role in improving data quality and information management to strengthen analytical processes, and facilitate knowledge sharing and learning across the FAO programming. 

Reporting Lines

The Database Management Specialist will work under the overall supervision of the FAO Representative, the direct supervision of the Emergency and Rehabilitation Officer, and the technical supervision of the Head of the MEAL Team.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Tasks and responsibilities

  • In consultation with programming and communication colleagues (including OCC colleagues when relevant), identify the information needs within FAO Afghanistan;
  • Support primary data collections (beneficiary registration, baselines, PDMs, midlines, endlines);
  • Data cleaning, curation, and preparation of large volume database;
  • Prepare a summary extraction of geospatial data to link with georeferenced survey data and other data sources;
  • Provide quantitative analytical support, including econometric analysis, spatial analysis, and/or other methods;
  • Contribute to the generation of reports and briefs and to the validation and interpretation of results;
  • Support with data visualization (dashboards and maps) for different internal and external audiences;
  • Perform any other related duties as required. 

Job Requirement:



Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced degree (Master’s) or University degree (Bachelor’s) in statistics, economics, agricultural economics, or a related field.
  • For an advanced degree, at least five (5) years of professional experience in data collection, data analysis, data visualization and database management.
  • For a university degree, at least seven (7) years of professional experience in data collection, data analysis, data visualization and database management.
  • Working knowledge (level C) of English and local languages (Pashto and/or Dari).
  • National of Afghanistan.


FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement


Technical/Functional Skills

  • Extent and relevance of experience in database management;
  • Familiarity with quantitative methods for economic analysis;
  • Experience with data cleaning, merging and visualization;
  • Knowledge of geospatial analysis;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines;
  • Previous work experience with the UN is considered a strong asset;
  • Strong professional command of Microsoft Office, in particular Word and Excel;
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis using statistical tools (i.e. STATA, R, etc.).



  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at 
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  •  Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality


FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions. 

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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