Young Professional Officer (Food Loss and Waste)

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 (Food Loss and Waste)

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


The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
The post is located in the RAF Programme Unit under the technical leadership of the Regional Programme Leader.

Reporting Lines
The Young Professional Officer reports to a Senior Food Systems Officer/Programme Manager of the “Make nutritious foods safe, available and accessible” Programme.

Technical Focus
Contribute to the design and implementation of activities, programmes and projects related to the reduction of food loss and waste (FLW).
• Monitoring of progress towards SDGs 12.3 supported in selected countries
• Scoping study of existing technologies for reducing FLW and nutritional value of food supported
• Capacity building of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in FLW reduction innovative technologies supported
• Knowledge products for awareness and information sharing on FLW supported
• Scoping study on impact of COVID-19 on FLW in selected urban areas supported
• Reports on the assessment of food losses at country level produced

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
• Supports monitoring of food waste levels and progress made by all actors towards the achievement of SDG 12.3;
• Assists with research on FLW to strengthen the evidence base (consumer, scientific, etc.);
• Supports the food security and development of small-scale producers in Sub-Saharan Africa through knowledge sharing and capacity building on FLW reduction, value addition/processing, market linkages and impact measurement;
• Contributes to scoping of existing technologies to reduce FLW and best practices that can be scaled up;
• Supports countries to conduct assessment of the levels of FLW, collects data and reporting on FLW under the SDGs tracking mechanisms and Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Frameworks promoting better use and understanding of date marking;
• Supports promotion of awareness, information and education campaigns on reduction of FLW;
• Supports capacity development initiatives targeting stakeholders along the food value chain;
• Supports and engages the private sector to participate in the efforts to reduce FLW.


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