Encuestador/a para el levantamiento de costos de producción de pequeños y medianos productores de México At Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations ( FAO )


Surveyor for the survey of production costs of small and medium-sized producers in Mexico

Job Announcement  : 10/May/2023

Date of cancellation of publication  : 24/may/2023, 21:59:00

Organizational Unit : FLMEX

Type of position  : Temporary work

Requisition Type : PSA (Personal Service Agreements)

Grade Level: N/A

Main location  : Mexico

Duration : from May 22 to September 8, 2023

Post Number : N/A

_ FAO seeks to ensure gender, geographic and linguistic diversity among its staff and its international consultants, in order to serve the Member States of the Organization in the best possible way in all regions.


  •  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

In the framework of the Cooperation Agreement signed between the Government of Mexico through the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development ( SADER ) and the Food Organization of the United Nations and Agriculture ( FAO ) project UTF / MEX / 145 / MEX “ Technical support for the agricultural and fisheries policy of SAGARPA 2018-2019 ” is carried out, with the aim of providing officials responsible for agricultural and fisheries policy at the federal and state levels with evidence for public policy decision-making.

Las localidades donde se llevara a cabo el levantamiento de información son: Campeche (Carmen y Hopelchén), Chiapas (Las margaritas y Ocosingo), Chihuahua (Cuauhtémoc), Colina (Cuauhtémoc), Guanajuato (Salamanca y San Felipe), Jalisco (Tepatitlán de Morelos), Ciudad de México (Almoloya de Juárez), Michoacán (Vista Hermosa), Morelos (Cuautla, Tepalcingo y Yecapixtla), Nayarit (Santa María del Oro y Santiago Ixcuintla), Oaxaca (Santo Domingo Ingenio), Puebla (Chalchicomula de Sesma), Sinaloa (Ahome y Guasave), Sonora (Hermosillo), Tamaulipas (Casas) y Zacatecas (Sombrerete).

Dependencia jerárquica

Bajo la supervisión del Representante asistente de programas de FAO México

Campo de especialización

Encuestas en campo a pequeños y medianos productores.

Tareas y responsabilidades

The “ Surveyor for the lifting of production costs for small and medium producers in Mexico ”, will be responsible for interviewing and lifting surveys of small and medium producers based on the sample assigned to them, according to your place of residence and knowledge of the environment. This activity will be carried out for the Spring-Summer cycle for crops of yellow corn, white corn, rice, beans and sorghum, including for those crops that are feasible, considering the priorities of SIAP-SADER. The above, in support of “ Specialist in methodologies for calculating production costs for small and medium producers in Mexico ”

En específico, el/la “Encuestador /a para el levantamiento de costos de producción de pequeños y medianos productores de México”, realizará las siguientes actividades:

  •  Se capacitará en la gestión de cursos mandatarios de la FAO, inclusive iniciador de viajes; Security Clearance (SC), Local Travel Report (TA)
  •  Se capacitará en la metodología y el uso del instrumento de captación de datos en campo (encuesta) y en el sistema de captura de la información recabada.
  •  Formulará su plan de trabajo de levantamiento y gestionará autorización de viajes en plataformas de los sistemas ONU-FAO.
  •  Aplicará las encuestas diseñadas para el levantamiento de costos de producción a pequeños y medianos productores, mediante entrevista, de acuerdo con la muestra que le sea asignada.
  •  Capturará en la plataforma definida para recabar los datos de las encuestas, la información levantada en campo. En caso de que algún dato sea inconsistente, se solicitará al/la encuestador /a realice los ajustes necesarios hasta su validación.
  •  Participará en reuniones para la planeación (nacional / regional / local), diseño e implementación de las encuestas; así como en aquellas otras requeridas para integrar reportes e informes que el / los coordinadores del componente y/o del proyecto pudiesen requerirle.


Requisitos mínimos

  •  Profesional y/o técnico en ciencias agrícolas o economía: Agronomía, Agroindustria, Alimentos, Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Economía, Antropología, Sociología, Economía Agrícola, Geografía con énfasis en el sector rural y pesquero.
  •  5 años de experiencia como encuestador, indispensable estar familiarizado en el levantamiento de encuestas a productores agropecuarios, en campo.
  •  3 años de experiencia en el trato con pequeños y medianos productores rurales.
  •  Practical knowledge of the Spanish language (level C).
  •  Mexican nationality or resident in the country with a regular work permit. Indispensable knowledge of the local environment of the federative entity for which you apply. Preferably that you have residence in the place of application.

FAO Core Competencies

  •  Results-based approach
  •  Teamwork
  •  Communication
  •  Building Effective Relationships
  •  Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement

Technical/functional skills

  •  Ability to work independently by delivering products within established deadlines.
  •  Ability to coordinate with multidisciplinary teams and establish professional relationships.
  •  Analytical capacity and oral communication skills.
  •  Desirable to have general knowledge about production systems and/or production costs for small and medium producers in Mexico.
  •  Desirable experience in systematizing quantitative information.

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 considered. If you need help or have questions, please contact: Careers@fao.org
  •  Applications received after the application submission deadline has expired will not be accepted.
  •  We inform you that FAO will only consider degrees or academic credentials obtained at an educational 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: www.whed.net/
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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 date. If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org