Food and Agriculture Organization Internship Focused on World Aquaculture Performance Indicators 2017, USA

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Internship focused on World Aquaculture Performance Indicators (WAPI)

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.

Duties and 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).

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