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National Specialist on Social Enterprise

Mandaluyong City

  • Organization: FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Location: Mandaluyong City
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Closing Date: 2022-07-07

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

  • 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
  • FAO staff are subject to the authority of the Director-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices 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.

Reporting Lines:

The National Specialist on Social Enterprise reports directly to the reports to the Socio-Economic & Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Environment and Natural Resource (ENR)/ Forestry Team Leader.

Technical Focus:

FAO is implementing a Technical Cooperation Programme (TCP) on enhancing farm tourism development in the Philippines for inclusive rural development. This is through capacity building of public and private stakeholders to set up and implement sustainable farm tourism enterprises, which will help achieve agricultural diversification, sustainable agricultural production and inclusive agro business development. The project will also support the establishment of pilot sites on designing farm tourism sites and their related infrastructures, on establishing and operating social enterprises, and on developing farm tourism camp designs and activities.

Tasks and responsibilities

The National Specialist on Social Enterprise shall contribute to the development of pilot farm tourism sites and capacity building of farm tourism stakeholders supported by FAO and will carry out the following main tasks:

1. Prepare training design and materials on the development of social enterprises, with focus on agri-tourism enterprises;
2. Serve as resource person for regional trainings on development of social enterprises for farm tourism stakeholders;
3. Provide inputs and facilitate workshops related to the development of social enterprise plans for pilot farm tourism sites;
4. Prepare and submit progress reports for activities undertaken;
5. Prepare and submit an end-of-assignment report in English according to FAO's guidelines; and
6. Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the FAO Representative.


Minimum Requirements

• The candidate must have a university degree (advanced degree preferred) in the field of agriculture, agri-business management, business management or related discipline;
• At least five (5) years of professional experience in social enterprise development, preferably related to the development of agritourism-based enterprises;
• National of the Philippines or resident in the country with a regular work permit.
• Working knowledge of English and Filipino.

FAO Core Competencies

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

Technical/Functional Skills

• Familiarity with farm tourism sites in at least one region of 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
• Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team andtake leadership when appropriate
• General knowledge and skills in the use of standard office software, such as MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)

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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