Young Professional Officer (Digital Agriculture)

  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed
  • Full Time
  • Greater Accra
  • Applications have closed

Website FAO

Website FAO

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 22/11/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Young Professional Officer (Digital Agriculture) Summary

Current Jobs in Ghana 2021 for the position of a Young Professional Officer (Digital Agriculture) at Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)


Digital Agriculture is one of the 20 Priority Programme Areas defined by the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031. It plays a critical supportive role for the Regional Initiatives and the Priority Programmes of RAF. The Young Professional Officer will support the implementation of the Digital Innovation Strategy of RAF, including the Pilot Digital Villages Initiative in Africa.

Reporting Lines
The Young Professional Officer reports to the Regional Programme Leader and works in close collaboration with the Innovation in Digital Agriculture team in FAO’s Office of Innovation (OIN).

Technical Focus
Supports the Digital Innovation Strategy ensuring improved use of sustainable, inclusive digital solutions to deliver agriculture and food system transformation in the Africa region. Effective technical support for the implementation of Digital Innovation Strategy of RAF, including the Pilot Digital Villages Initiative (DVI) in Africa.

Key Results
Research, technical analysis and project related services to support the delivery of assigned projects, products and services.

Key Functions
• Analyses relevant technical social, economic, environmental, and technology information, data and/or statistics for input in various documents;
• Maintains records and updates databases and web pages;
• Provides technical support to various projects;
• Collaborates in the development of training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/seminars etc.;
• Participates in the organization and follow-up of meetings, consultations and conferences, the production of required materials and the provision of information and assistance to partners.

Specific Functions
• Provides support for the implementation of the Digital Innovation Strategy, aiming at better-informed country planning through quality data; better informed digital support for food systems transformation; and inclusive digital agriculture ecosystems;
• Provides support for the implementation of the DVI in seven pilot countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Somalia) and beyond;
• Assists in building awareness and capacity amongst RAF, Subregional Offices and Country Offices staff on data/digital agriculture;
• Assists in the development of concept notes, project documents, training tools and materials and the organization of workshops/webinars, etc.;
• Analyses relevant technical data and/or statistics for input in various documents;
• Maintains records, update databases (e.g. the digital knowledge repository and the FAO digital portfolio relevant for the RAF region) and contributes to the update of project webpages;
• Undertakes and supports monitoring and evaluation of implemented projects and activities;
• Supports resource mobilization efforts for the full launch of the DVI project in Africa and for the Digital Innovation Strategy projects and activities;
• Performs other duties as required.


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