Research Assistant, Nairobi - Food Security Analysis Unit 

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Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya with travel to Somalia. The EC funded and FAO Managed Food Security Analysis Unit for Somalia (FSAU) seeks to hire a consultant with the core responsibilities of Research Assistant. The consultant will report directly to the FSAU Technical Manager, and indirectly to the Chief Technical Advisor of the FSAU; with overall supervision of the FAO Country Representative and FAO TCEO.

The consultant will also work in close consultation with the Lead Livelihoods Baseline Analyst and Assistant Livelihoods Baseline Analyst, as well as other Senior Analysts and the Data Systems Manager.

The consultant’s primary task is that of research assistant for FSAU livelihood baseline and research initiatives, with special focus on the writing, editing, and preparation of reports for publication in the FSAU Technical Series.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in related field
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience
  • Strong critical thinking and writing ability
  • Strong English writing and editing skills
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and apply new analytical approaches
  • Strong skills in basic computer packages
  • Sensitivity to the social and cultural environment of Somalia
  • Able to travel in Somalia
    The position is available immediately, on a consultancy basis until the end of February.

    To apply submit your CV, FAO Personal History Form (available at and cover letter of interest to: jobs[at]

    For further details and application materials, contact:Food Security Analysis Unit (FSAU) Website

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