Oferta de trabajo en Acuicultura en FAO – Aquaculture Officer

Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Aquaculture Service (FIRA) and the direct supervision of a Senior Aquaculture Officer (Economics, Policy, Planning and Governance), the incumbent will contribute to the Service’s work on social, economic, policy and governance aspects of aquaculture development.

POSITION TITLE: Aquaculture Officer (Economics) GRADE LEVEL: P3


ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: Aquaculture Service, FIRA Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Use and Conservation Division, FIR

DURATION : Fixed Term: 3 years

In particular, the incumbent will:

Collect and analyse economic, socio-economic and institutional data with the aim of producing information needed in developing and implementing policies, strategies and plans for sustainable aquaculture development; prepare detailed micro-economic, investment and /or social studies and reports on aquaculture planning and development issues; provide support to or participate in the preparation and delivery of workshops or other technical meetings aimed at contributing to sustainable development of aquaculture, especially in developing countries; formulate and  provide technical backstopping of FAO field projects on aquaculture economics, policies, strategies and plans; advise FAO Member countries in the development and implementation of policies, strategies and plans for sustainable aquaculture development; perform other related duties as required by supervisors.


Candidates should meet the following:

Advanced university degree in Aquaculture Economics, Agricultural Economics, Resource Economics or Economics Five years of relevant experience in the application of micro and macro-economic analysis techniques to natural resource use and/or management, out of which at least 3 years in the field of aquaculture. A Ph.D. may substitute for up to 2 years Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Russian, Arabic or Chinese


Candidates will be assessed against the following:

  • Relevance and level of academic qualifications .
  • Relevance and extent of experience in applying economic theory to aquaculture management and development .
  • Extent of experience in developing and implementing aquaculture development policies, strategies  and plans .
  • Depth of knowledge of current global issues, in particular social, economic and institutional issues, in relation to management, development and governance of aquaculture .
  • Demonstrated skills and ability to effectively communicate in English and French, both in writing and orally.


A competitive compensation and benefits package is offered. For information on UN salaries, allowances and benefits, click on the following link.

To apply: visit the iRecruitment website.



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