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Project Technical Assistant

Quezon City (Philippines)

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Quezon City (Philippines)
  • Grade: NPP - National Project Personnel - Local Contractors Agreement - All levels
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-25

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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 member nations 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 our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination
  • All selected candidates, therefore, will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
  • All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
  • The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

For more than four decades, 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.

In recent years, FAO has adopted a comprehensive and inclusive approach to strengthening resilience and reducing poverty, recognizing that the poor and most marginalized people are disproportionately affected by hazards and crises. FAO advocated the Adaptive and Shock Responsive Social Protection (ASRSP) system to build the resilience of the vulnerable population to shocks and stresses, helping to break the vicious cycles of social and economic deprivation. FAO’s work on ASRSP contributes to FAO’s Strategic Programme 5: “‘Increase the resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises.”

Reporting Lines

The Project Technical Assistant will be under the overall guidance of the FAO Representative, direct supervision of the Assistant FAO Representative (Programme), and the day to day guidance of the Team Leader of the Socio-Economic & Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Environment and Natural Resources (ENR)/Forestry group and Head of the Resource Generation Management Office (RGMO) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Technical Focus

The FAO-DSWD Cooperation Agreement on the Establishment of Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) was signed in November 2020. The Agreement seeks to define areas of collaboration between DSWD and FAO to enhance coherence between social protection and agricultural programming, and to promote the establishment of shock responsive social protection for building resilience. Through this Agreement, the DSWD and FAO will jointly implement the adoption of the Roadmap on Adaptive and Shock Responsive Social Protection (ASRSP) which is among the milestones of the DSWD Social Protection Plan 2020-2022.

The Project Technical Assistant will be lodged in the RGMO to facilitate the activities related to the Cooperation Agreement. Specifically, the Project Technical Assistant shall perform the following responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate and facilitate the implementation of activities under the DSWD-FAO partnership on the Establishment of Shock Responsive Social Protection (SRSP) including coordination with partner offices/bureaus/units within DSWD.
  2. Assist the partner offices/bureaus/units in the development and packaging of proposals for project activities;
  3. Monitor the implementation of project activities to ensure compliance to the Cooperation Agreement and delivery of outputs;
  4. Provide assistance to the National Household Targeting Office (NHTO) in the implementation of activities under FAO support to Listahanan 3.
  5. Provide technical and secretariat support to meetings related to the SRSP and support to Listahanan 3 project activities;
  6. Prepare monthly accomplishment reports to be submitted to the DSWD-Resource Generation and Management Office (RGMO) Concurrent Head and the FAO Socio-Economic, Forestry, DRR and CCA (SEFDC) Team Leader;
  7. Work in close coordination with the RGMO technical staff and FAO SRSP team including the SEFDC Team Leader, Social Protection Specialist and Technical Assistant;
  8. Facilitate the submission of reports and other relevant documents to the Secretary of SWD and FAO Project Team Leader;
  9. Perform other related duties as required by the FAO Representative and RGMO Concurrent Head


  • University Degree in development studies, pubic administration, social work and other related sciences/disciplines;
  • At least three (3) years relevant and progressive experience in the development and management of projects related to social protection and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) and coordination with national/regional government structures, and private sector;
  • National of the Philippines;

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Working knowledge of the- DSWD administrative, operational and financial procedures and regulations to donor projects;
  • Familiarity with the DSWD social protection programs and strategies;
  • Knowledge on the social protection and DRRM programs of the government;
  • Ability to respond quickly and efficiently in a fast-paced working environment with excellent multi-tasking capabilities;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, contributing positively to team operations and work relationship
  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Language requirement: Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Tagalog


  • FAO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing)
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you need help please contact:
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted
  • 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
  • For additional employment opportunities visit the FAO employment website:

FAO seeks gender, geographical and linguistic diversity in its staff and international consultants in order to best serve FAO Members in all regions.

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