Design service for the automation of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory System, Managua, Nicaragua At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Design service for the automation of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory System

Job advertisement : Aug 02/2023

Publication cancellation date : Aug 16, 2023, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit: FLNIC

Job type : Temporary work

Requirement Type: PSA ( Personal Service Agreements )

Grade Level: N / A

Main location : Nicaragua-Managua

Duration: 75 days distributed in 4 months

Position Number: N / A

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  •  FAO is committed to achieving diversity in its workforce in terms of sex, nationality, origin and culture.
  •  Women, nationals of under-represented or under-represented Member States and persons with disabilities with the necessary qualifications are encouraged to submit their applications.
  •  All persons working for FAO must comply with the highest standards of professional integrity and conduct and uphold FAO’s values.
  •  FAO, as a specialized agency of the United Nations, applies a zero tolerance policy for conduct incompatible with its statute, objectives and mandate, in particular sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.
  •  All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
  •  All requests will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Organizational framework

The main objective of FAO offices, led by an FAO Representative, is to help governments formulate policies, programs and projects to achieve food security and to reduce hunger and malnutrition, to help develop the agricultural, fisheries and forestry sectors, and use its environmental and natural resources in a sustainable way.

Hierarchical dependency

The Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the GEF and Project Portfolio Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Presidency’s Climate Change Secretariat ( SCCP ).

Field of specialization

Automate the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory System ( GEI ) using software that optimizes the data recording process, processing and calculation of emissions from the Energy and Agriculture sectors.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the GEF and Project Portfolio Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Presidency’s Climate Change Secretariat ( SCCP ), the/the specialist will be responsible for fulfilling the following tasks.

  •  Prepare a work plan that includes the following activities.
  •  Make a diagnosis of the current GHG inventory system for the Energy and Agriculture sectors that describes at least the process of capturing, processing and calculating emissions.
  •  Develop an automated system that guarantees the registration and visualization of the data collected according to the characteristics of each sector, including: – Registration sheets of activity data, emission factors, among other variables. – Catalog of conversion factors. – Catalog of formulas used. – Data display windows registered in the registration forms. – Display window for calculating and reporting emissions. – Display window for calculating and reporting uncertainties. – Generator of an emission report in xlsx format.

The system must consider the formats developed by the IPCC for the collection and calculation of emissions for both sectors ( Energy: Agriculture:

  •  Develop work sessions with the project team and SCCP to verify and validate the operation of the elements described above.
  •  Conduct at least two induction workshops for the technical project team and SCCP for system management.
  •  Design a manual for the use and handling of the system.

The specialist must consider the presentation of each of the requested products, carry out tests to determine and confirm the full effectiveness of the tool’s functionalities. The incorporation of observations for the delivery of the final product will be by the Project Technical Team and the Presidency’s Climate Change Secretary ( SCCP ). At the time required, review and validation meetings may be held for the different products and graphic materials.


Minimum requirements

  •  Professional in systems engineering, computer science and related careers. Postgraduate studies in programming and software development will be valued.
  •  General work experience of at least fifteen years ( 15 ).
  •  Basic level English language.
  •  Nicaraguan nationality or resident in the country with regular work permit.

FAO core competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building effective relationships
  •  Knowledge exchange and continuous improvement

Technical / functional skills

  •  Ability to work in groups.
  •  Skills and knowledge for the transfer of knowledge and training.
  •  Competence in the use of computer tools such as word processors, spreadsheets and presentation programs.
  •  Statistical management and data analysis programs.
  •  Drafting of reports and technical documents
  •  Knowledge necessary for the analysis, design and development of systems in structured and object-oriented programming language. At least in Visual Studio language, SQL Servers Database
  •  Minimum experience of ten ( 10 ) years with at least one programming language in object-oriented systems development.
  •  Minimum experience of three ( 3 ) years of experience in operating server systems in Linux and Windows server environments
  •  Specific experience of having carried out at least three ( 3 ) consultancies or participated in projects managing relational databases and SQL syntax: PostgreSQL, MySql, SQL Server or the like

It is noted that all candidates should adhere to the Organization’s values of commitment to FAO, respect for all and integrity and transparency.


  •  FAO does not charge fees at any stage of the recruitment process ( application, interview, processing ).
  •  Incomplete applications will not be taken into account. If you need help or have questions, contact:
  •  Applications received after the expiration of the application deadline will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider academic degrees or credentials obtained from a teaching institution included in the World Database on Higher Education, which is a list maintained by the International Association of Universities ( IAU ) / UNESCO. The list can be consulted at:
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HOW TO APPLY Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline. If you need help, or have queries, please contact:




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