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Marawi Coordination and Conflict Resolution Specialist

Iligan City (Philippines)

 _______________________________________________________________________________________ FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.  _______________________________________________________________________________________ Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member countries are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.  _______________________________________________________________________________________
 
Organizational Setting
 
The Marawi siege that began in the latter part of May 2017 has caused severe destruction of facilities and more importantly loss of livelihoods and disruption in the food supply chain.
 
FAO is providing technical expertise and assistance to contribute to the achievement of the full recovery and rehabilitation process. FAO developed a document entitled FAO Response to Marawi and Affected Municipalities in Lanao del Sur, Emergency Assistance Linked to Short to Medium-term Recovery and Rehabilitation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector and the Food Supply Chain as basis for mobilizing external resources, including partnerships with other organizations to help in the achievement of the objectives to support Marawi.
 
FAO is also supporting the Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) through its collaboration with DA and MinDA which are both members of the Sub Committee on Business and Livelihoods, in formulating the recovery and rehabilitation plan for agriculture and fisheries and the restoration of the food supply chain. The inter-agency task force was created by the President under Administrative Order no. 3, dated June 28, 2017 to work on the recovery, reconstruction and rehabilitation of Marawi City and other affected areas. Among its functions is the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive rehabilitation and recovery program based on a post-conflict assessment.
 
 
Reporting Lines
 
The Marawi Coordination/Conflict Resolution Specialist will report to the FAO Representative in the Philippines, under the direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative for Programme and day to day guidance of the Emergency Coordinator of the Mindanao and Emergency Response Group (natural and human-induced).
 
Tasks and responsibilities
 
The responsibilities of the Marawi Coordination/Conflict Resolution Specialist will support the efficient, coordinated and timely implementation of FAO response in the target areas. Specifically, he/she will carry out the following tasks within the area of assignment\:
 
  • Initiate and supervise partnership of FAO with relevant sectors and establishing close coordination with the relevant government entities, other UN agencies, regional and local officials of line agencies directly concerned with the peace building effort in concerned areas.
 
  • Initiate and supervise local community dialogue/consultation process.
 
  • Coordinate closely with the provincial local government unit of Lanao del Sur and city government of Marawi with regard to agricultural rehabilitation initiatives/activities.
 
  • Participate in technical and sectoral meetings and working groups involving non-government organizations (NGOs) and all inter-governmental institutions, in particular, in the peace building and livelihoods working groups/clusters.
 
  • Represent FAO and participate in the Mindanao Humanitarian Team, Task Force Bangon Marawi, Sub-Committee on Business and Livelihoods, and Convergence Initiatives meetings and related activities, including coordination mechanisms established by the Government.
 
  • Submit regular updates on humanitarian, development and peace building preparedness and response activities in conflict-affected areas in ARMM.
 
  • Participate in workshops organized by UN agencies, Government, civil societies relevant to the project.
Assist in maintaining an up-to-date monitoring system covering technical and administrative aspects of the project
  • Provide feedback to relevant staff on progress of project implementation.
 
  • Provide advice and inputs to the National Consultant – Agronomist during his/her preparation of terminal report.
 
  • Initiate and supervise conflict resolution pilot projects in local communities.
 
  • Carry out other relevant duties within his/her technical competence as requested by FAOR

 

 
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
 
 
Minimum Requirements
  • The candidate must have an advance degree in the field of agriculture and practical experience on coordination and conflict resolution
  • At least five years in the planning and implementation of agriculture and emergency response programmes at the field level.
  • At least five years practical experience in the planning and implementation of agriculture and emergency response programmes at the field level
  • Language requirement\: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Tagalog
  • Being a National of the Philippines

 
FAO Core Competencies
  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
 
Technical/Functional Skills
  • Proven knowledge and experience of Mindanao and Emergency Response in the Philippines.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and execute complex processes across a wide range of stakeholders, advance ability to work quickly and under pressure.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
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 Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO,

Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency 

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • FAO does not charge a 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 recognised in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications.
  • Candidates with acceptable language certificate/s should upload them when submitting their application. For details, visit http\://www.fao.org/3/I8446EN/i8446en.pdf
  • For other issues, visit the FAO employment website\: http\://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/
  • For further information on categories, contract duration and honoraria, please refer to the Conditions page.
 
HOW TO APPLY
 
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
 
Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23\:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date. We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
 
If you need help, or have queries, please contact\: iRecruitment@fao.org
 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Iligan City (Philippines)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Conflict prevention
    • Managerial positions
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-01

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