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INTERNATIONAL GENDER, SOCIAL INCLUSION AND IP SPECIALIST

Philippines

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Philippines
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Affairs
    • Legal - Broad
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Patent and Intellectual property
  • Closing Date: Closed

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  • FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.
  • Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
  • Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO's values
  • FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination  
  • All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

For more than four decades, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government of the Philippines, civil society, community-based organizations and the private sector to address challenges in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector. Joint efforts have included increasing sustainability in agricultural production, promoting value-adding practices, improving post-harvest management, enhancing productivity and increasing the resilience of agriculture-based livelihoods to natural disasters, climatic hazards and armed conflict.

Reporting Lines

The International Gender, Social Inclusion and IP Specialist reports to the National Technical Assistance Coordinator (Climate Change Adaptation Specialist) and will work under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative of the Philippines.

Technical Focus

FAO in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will be implementing a seven-year Green Climate Fund (GCF) project entitled “Adapting Philippine Agriculture to Climate Change” (APA project). APA aims to increase the resilience of rural men and women who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods in areas vulnerable to climate change while transforming the country agriculture toward climate resilience. This will be achieved through improved capacity of farmers to develop Climate Resilient Agriculture (CRA) enterprises and adopt financially and economically viable CRA practices, and of the government & private sectors to build supporting systems for scaling up. The project aims to directly benefit 1.25 million farmers and indirectly reach another 5.0 million people across 9 provinces in 5 regions in the Philippines.

The project will be executed by DA and PAGASA through FAO Operational Partners Implementation Modality (OPIM) and FAO Philippines providing technical assistance to achieve its objective and expected outcomes.

Tasks and responsibilities

The incumbent will undertake the following tasks and duties\:

• Validate the relevance of findings and planned actions in the Gender Action Plan (GAP) and Environmental and Social Management Framework for the selected target municipalities. Oversee the conduct of additional assessment required to identify the specific needs and challenges faced by women, socially excluded groups, and indigenous peoples in the project area.
• Develop, if required, IP Action Plan
• Ensure the incorporation of gender, social inclusion and IP issues in the project analytical plans including the design and implementation of baseline, mid and endline surveys and evaluations.
• Provide guidance and support in the development of detailed annual work plans for the implementation of the GAP and IP related activities to promote gender equality, social inclusion, and the rights of indigenous peoples in all project activities.
• Work with the International Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist to design and deliver trainings for project staff (of both FAO technical assistance and DA and PAGASA teams) and other relevant Government staff
• Contribute to the design and disclosure of the Environment and Social Management Plan of sub-projects
• Ensure effective coordination with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations for the effective implementation of the GAP, ESMF/ESMP and IP actions across project components and activities.
• Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the GAP, IP strategy and ESMF/ESMP and provide guidance on necessary adjustments to ensure their continued success.
• Provide oversight, technical assistance and capacity building of national specialists and local partners.
• Ensure that all project activities are designed and implemented in a culturally sensitive manner that respects the rights and traditions of indigenous peoples.
• Support advocacy efforts for the rights and needs of women, socially excluded groups, and indigenous peoples in relevant policy discussions and decision-making processes.
• Review regular reports on the progress and impact of the project GAP, IP and ESMF/ESMP for project stakeholders.
• Ensure that all activities are carried out in compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and ethical standards.
• Carry out any other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as may be requested by FAO.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING


Minimum Requirements

• Advanced university degree in Sociology, Social Sciences, Economics, Development Economics, or other related disciplines.
• At least twelve (12) years (for COF)/ fifteen (15) years (for PSA) of work experience on analyzing and integrating the perspective of gender equality and social inclusion in the context of agriculture, climate change and rural development and experience in socio-economic and gender assessment.
• Working knowledge (level C) of English and limited knowledge (level B) of another FAO language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, and Russian). For PSA, working knowledge of English.

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus
• Teamwork
• Communication
• Building Effective Relationships
• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

• General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
• Familiarity with FAO operational procedures is an advantage
• In line with FAO policy, commitment to placing accountability to people affected by disaster framework at the core of FAO’s emergency policy and practice, from preparedness up to the onset of an emergency in all phases of the programme cycle
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http\://www.whed.net/
  • For more information, visit the FAO employment website
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

HOW TO APPLY

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile
• Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications
• Incomplete applications will not be considered
• Personal information provided on your application may be shared within FAO and with other companies acting on FAO’s behalf to provide employment support services such as pre-screening of applications, assessment tests, background checks and other related services. You will be asked to provide your consent before submitting your application. You may withdraw consent at any time, by withdrawing your application, in such case FAO will no longer be able to consider your application
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided in your 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

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