[R-jobs] FAO Statistical Yearbook consultant

Mārtiņš Liberts m@rt|n@@||bert@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jan 12 08:43:59 CET 2015

Dear Amy,

I have the same question as Mark. Is it possible to work from abroad -

Best regards,

On 6 January 2015 at 19:32, Mark LoPresti <marklopresti using yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hi Amy,
> one key question: can this position work remotely?
> Thank you,
> Mark LoPresti
>       From: "Heyman, Amy (ESS)" <Amy.Heyman using fao.org>
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>  Sent: Tuesday, January 6, 2015 10:49 AM
>  Subject: [R-jobs] FAO Statistical Yearbook consultant
> FAO Statistical Yearbook consultant
> The Food and Agriculture Organization (www.fao.org) is a United Nations
> agency that leads international efforts to reduce hunger in the world. This
> is achieved through three main goals: the eradication of hunger, food
> insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving
> forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable
> management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water,
> air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future
> generations.
> The Statistical Yearbook is a corporate publication that is data driven.
> It presents a visual synthesis of the major trends and factors shaping food
> and agriculture, and the social and economic dimensions that drive them. In
> doing so, it strives to serve as a unique reference point on the state of
> world food and agriculture for policy-makers, donor agencies, researchers
> and analysts as well as the general public. The suite of products includes
> yearbooks and pocketbooks at both the global and regional levels (
> www.fao.org/economic/ess/ess-publications/ess-yearbook/en/).
> The publication is generated with the statistical software R in
> combination with the typesetting program LaTeX. R downloads and imports the
> data, constructs new variables, computes aggregations, and produces the
> visualizations (charts, tables, maps, etc.), while LaTeX typesets the
> product. The two programs therefore work together to provide a seamless
> process in generating data publications and therefore more efficient
> dissemination tools.  We have a current opportunity for someone to lead
> this work.
> Responsibilities include:
> - Downloading the publication-specific indicators (data & metadata).
> - Conduct some data analysis and provide key messages associated with the
> visualizations.
> - Produce charts, maps, tables using a combination of R and LaTeX scripts.
> - Guarantee the consistency among data, visualizations, and text.
> - Make any changes to definitions, bibliography and other metadata in the
> book.
> - Any other ad hoc activities that may be required in the production
> process.
> The incumbent will need an intermediate level of R and a
> beginner/intermediate level of LaTeX.
> The length of the consultancy is initially six months but could be
> extended with satisfactory performance.
> Please send CV, some sample code, and a description of prior use of R and
> LaTeX to Amy Heyman, Dissemination Team Leader amy.heyman using fao.org.
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