Graduate Internship Positions at The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

 Employment Nigeria 03-Mar-2017 NIGERIA , Multinational   Agriculture  


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) - is an intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union. Its employees come from various cultural backgrounds and are experts in the multiple fields of activity FAO engages in. 

POSITION : Intern - World Aquaculture Performance Indicator (WAPI)

Background

  • FAO has an ongoing initiative on development of a user-friendly tool called World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI) for the purpose of facilitating evidence-based policymaking and sector management in aquaculture and related sectors. A WAPI prototype has been developed.
  • It contains templates on aquaculture and/or fish production, trade and consumption as well as other social, economic and environmental aspects of aquaculture at global, regional and/or national levels. Following the suggestions of experts who tested the prototype, FAO has been trying to refine and expand selected templates in the prototype into fully functioned WAPI modules.
  • Such tailor-made WAPI modules can be used to facilitate evidence-based decision making; they can also help potential users appreciate the value of WAPI and attract collaboration and support to its development. Two WAPI modules, one on aquaculture production and the other on fish consumption, have been drafted and need to be finalized.

Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Branch Head of FIAA and the direct supervision of a technical officer in FIAA, the intern will:

  • Provide assistance to the development or finalization of WAPI modules on aquaculture production, fish consumption, fish trade, or other thematic subjects covered in the WAPI prototype;
  • Contribute to the development of new WAPI templates, including templates based on subjects and/or data sources of the intern’s own choice;
  • Support other activities for improving and/or promoting WAPI, such as seeking funding opportunities for WAPI related activities, designing WAPI dissemination strategies, among others.

Minimum Requirements

  • Be recent graduates (within 2 years of the most recent graduation) or students in a recognised university or graduate school programme and have completed at the very least two years of undergraduate studies in aquaculture, fisheries, economics or other related fields.
  • A working knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other FAO official languages (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) could be an asset.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Proficiency in statistical software (e.g. STATA).
  • No more than 30 years of age;
  • Must not bear any of the following relationships to staff members of the Organization: son, daughter, brother, or sister.

Important Considerations

  • Duration: for individual applicants, the assignment usually ranges from three months to a maximum period of six months;
  • Interns who are sponsored, the maximum duration of the internship is defined by the agreement between FAO and the sponsoring institution;
  • Applicants should apply to the Internship Programme only if they meet the  minimum criteria.

Remuneration

  • Interns receive a monthly stipend from FAO up to the amount of US$700. In some cases, the terms of sponsored internships may vary depending upon the agreement between FAO and the institution sponsoring the intern.
  • Interns or sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel and visa costs.








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