Philippines, Quezon City
5d ago

Reporting Lines

The Statistician reports to the Programme Assistant / Normative Support Team Leader.

Technical Focus

FAO Philippines is providing support to the Department of Agriculture through a project entitled Establishment of a central database of Agricultural Commodities (TCP / PHI / 3809 / C6).

The overall objective of the project is the establishment and maintenance of a central database on information pertaining to agricultural commodities.

This will support evidence-based planning and policy-making by the government, through the DA, to support the country’s food security objectives.

Relatedly, the project will seek to analyze the existing data gathering and reporting methodologies and tools in place and support enhanced harmonization.

Tasks and responsibilities

The Statistician will provide technical guidance in the establishment and maintenance of a central database on information pertaining to agricultural commodities and will carry out the following tasks :

  • Provide technical expertise in developing the design of the database in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture.
  • This includes stocktaking of available data of key agricultural commodities.

  • Provide support in facilitating requirements for data and metadata sharing, as necessary.
  • Coordinate with the engaged Service Provider in the development of the database and metadata to ensure that the platform to be developed is suitable to the data and needs of the Department of Agriculture.
  • Work in close coordination with DA and the Service Provider in the processing of data and development of the database and metadata
  • Provide technical support in the conduct of pilot testing and feedback and training sessions.
  • Carry out other relevant duties within his / her technical competence as requested by the FAO Representative.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Economics or related field
  • At least 7 years relevant work experience in research, projects involving practice of statistical analysis and in preparing statistical data and metadata, and related international standards, for dissemination
  • A national of the Philippines or with a regular working permit in the Philippines.
  • FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
  • In line with FAO policy, commitment to placing accountability to people affected by disaster framework at the core of FAO’s emergency policy and practice, from preparedness up to the onset of an emergency in all phases of the programme cycle
  • Technical / Functional Skills

  • Strong analytical skills and excellent command of applied economic / statistical theories, and econometrics or other methods related to field of expertise
  • General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Language requirement : Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with FAO operational procedures is an advantage
  • Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.


  • 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 or have queries, please contact :
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and / or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
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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.

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